Friday, March 18, 2011

Husband Gives a Nod of Approval to Healthy Diet

Well, I have the approval now from my husband to start a healthier menu at our house. Now, it's up to me to make it happen, as the chief chef in our household. Losing weight, while married, has its own challenges, one of which is to make food for everyone that they will eat, and still make it healthy.

For the last year, I have not been formally trying to lose weight. I am getting back on the horse again, and am going to go for it again. I found that cooking for a husband and teenager has made it "feel" impossible, and I guess I have used this as a reason not to try very hard. Now,that reason is gone. My dear husband has agreed to a healthy diet. He is trusting me, the dear sweet thing. And that means I can cut out the unhealthy food from our table, at least for the most part. For me, I have to start becoming aware again.

For the last year, I have trained myself to become "unaware" of what I am eating, because I just started to believe that it wasn't possible to lose weight. I got tired of being discouraged, and just decided to let myself be. Now, I have to become aware again, of calories, sugar content, and fat content.

I think that the people we live with are an extremely important factor in losing weight, for everyone. How about you? How does your family, or significant other factor into your weight loss experience. I'd love to hear any comments! Take care.


  1. Yes, I think you're on to something. In my household, I have two children that are not biologically related to me and fortunately for them do not share my genes and tendency to be fat! :)

    I also have an overweight husband and a preschooler that is at the 95th percentile for weight!

    I have found that while it is important to give my youngest half portions because of her age and appetite, it has been easy for me to eat half portions (to lose weight) and share a lot of foods with her.

    But, I also treat my husband as a garbage disposal, allowing him to eat all the things that I don't want to eat myself, not for dislike but for calories. That's not fair to him, because although he isn't concentrating on weight loss right now, I am definitely not helping him plan for a weight loss mode in the near future.

    And, I have, for a while, been preparing separate menus for myself rather than just eating a smaller portion of whatever I fix for the rest of the family. I don't like this, because it is not demonstrating unity. Perhaps that sounds odd, but it is the way I feel. I don't do this every meal or even every day. Perhaps it is only two or three meals a week, but it still feels weird to be doing it. I do though.

  2. Jennifer, thanks for commenting. Good for you, for being able to prepare two meals ... I could never get into that, making two meals. It seems like by the time supper comes along, all I have energy for is one meal. I admire your organizational abilities to keep that up.

    I know what you mean about it not being unified. I guess that's how I feel, too ... meal times are often the only time we have together. I guess that's why I was so happy that my husband approves.


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