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7/11/11 11:08 A

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Welcome aboard and sorry to hear your problem. I don't face that much on my end because hubby works 10 hrs a day in a hot factory and usually so tired there is no way he wants to stop any place buy home. He also like to have the home cooked meals as well so that's also a plus for me. I too have a 10 yr old who is underweight and an 11 yr old who is overweight along with a 2 yr old who stays little as well. I do stock the house with some snacks but try for peanut butter and crackers for even Atkins bars that they both can eat. As for the hubby when he brings home the sandwich tell him your trying to watch your calories and don't eat it or let him know ahead of time what your doing and if he brings it home it will go to waste. I think once you start to lose the weight yourself you hubby will then want to kick in and lose weight with you and he sees you getting thinner. Good luck to you in your journey.

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7/11/11 9:49 A

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I'm new. I am a married, stay at home mom of 4. I recently moved to a more urban community and my husband is very excited about trying every sub at every hoagie shop in the area. That is his "thing". I'm not a big fan of hoagies, but to my husband the more meat, the more oil, the better. I try to stick to a vegetarian diet, although I have been slipping as of late and need to reconnect with that.

So, we have both gained a lot of weight. My husband has never told me what he weighs, he often fibs about his age/height/weight and is really defensive now and doesn't want to admit a problem. I went from 5'2" 145 after having my 4th child to 165 in this past year (I was 105 after my first son was born and I held that for 4 years). I'm on a track to get to a point where the skin won't return to normal if I lose the weight, my body hurts all the time, my hips hurt.

Also working against me is that 3 of my children are very underweight. The two middle children are 5th percentile or smaller and need as many calories as they can get. My youngest has an extreme metabolic feeding disorder. She has a feeding tube, 16lbs at nearly 2yrs old. So I have to stock high calorie, high fat options for them, while not eating it myself.

But I am committed. I think I will work on Salad with protein options 2 meals a day and breakfast of egg whites/salsa/good cereal/oatmeal, etc. I like all vegetables. My oldest is 10 and he also gained a lot of weight this last year, he is very doughy now and needs to eat healthy with me.

My biggest worry is that my husband will continue to sabotage my meal plans, bring home hoagies, bring home pizza, binge eat at work, etc. We have dieted together before and all he does is starve himself all day while eating fistfulls of diet pills and he becomes unbearable to live with. He gets home so hungry he has a migraine, he overeats before dinner is served, etc.

Is anyone else here working on their own without much support from family?

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