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2/22/08 9:55 A

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Oh my, I have this problem too. My boyfriend is a BIG guy...320 pounds...and he lifts weights, so he is always eating to build his energy. And I usually go ahead and eat right with him. No wonoder I've gained 25 pounds in a year!

I'm trying really, really hard not to eat whenever he eats, or eat as much as he does, but it's hard. The pizza and the stir fry and the steak and the nachos and even the healthier stuff like grilled chicken and broccoli with cheese sauce...it's just so hard to resist!

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MISSPENNI Posts: 4
1/18/08 1:57 A

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Well, I know that I had been gradually increasing my portion sizes since I have been with my dude. The size of the meals had grown exponentially as each year passed until the point where I had completely lost sight of what an actual reasonably sized meal looked like. By using the Sparkpeople meal planner, I have been reacquainted to what a proper portion is for me. And I am not starving! Proof that I don't need all of that extra food. I find that it is easier to keep track if I separate out my serving and then allow my BF to have the rest--although I have been gradually decreasing the amount of food that I make overall (shhh! Don't tell him!).

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1/14/08 11:47 A

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Total commiseration!

I've gained so much weight since my boyfriend moved in with me! Mostly this is due to the fact that he is an amazing cook & likes to use lots of oil & cheese in his cooking. He's better about it now, since I've talked to him about it - but it makes me feel so guilty! He's cooked this meal & then I complain about how delicious it is..

Now, if we get a pizza, before we even open the box I'll say out loud. "I'm eating 2 slices of this." and then we open it, I take out 2 slices & I close the box. I find it helps if he knows what my initial intentions are.

Also - it's SO psychological. No one is ever going to remember that you only had one slice instead of 4....they're not going to be like "Supernova Green is totally awesome - she can eat just as much as us!!" (These are all things that I have to remind myself of) THEY aren't going to feel bad if you eat more than you'd originally planned to.

These are things I tell myself daily...

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SUPERNOVA_GREEN Posts: 5
1/13/08 9:04 P

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So I've noticed that anytime I'm having a meal with either my boyfriend, my male roommate, or any of my male friends, I end up at least 400 calories more for the day than I do otherwise. Part of that is that we are more likely to be eating pizza or something not at all healthy, but even when I've made a veg-tastic stir fry for my boy and I, I end up *way* over calories. I don't want to be the prissy girl who only eats half a slice of pizza and tops off the meal with a naked salad, but I also don't want to have to eat in solitary confinement in order to lose weight. Any advice or commiseration?

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