Monday, November 21, 2011
It's been a while since I've written anything here, so here's a little update. My in-laws stayed with us for three months over the summer, so I didn't exercise much other than taking walks. I gained some weight during that time, too. Since they left at the beginning of August, I've lost about 25 lbs. I'm exercising daily to Jillian Michaels and I've started using my elliptical again. Though I thought calorie counting wasn't for me, I've kept a food journal for the last two months or so and have nailed down a pretty good calorie range (for me) for steady, healthy weight loss.
So my fears in my last post weren't entirely without foundation. My husband has high triglycerides. His doctor gave him six months to lose 20 lbs or go on meds. Actually, it'd be good if he went on meds now, but oh well. My husband is not entirely compliant, however. Even if he knows how many calories he's eating, he still overeats. He inhales his food. Tonight we took the kids to Burger King for a treat. He not only ate a whopper (670 calories), but he also ate two BK toppers. I'm not sure how many calories go into those, but I'm guessing around 500 calories each. We also split a small fries. He ate about 2/3. I went home having eaten about 530 calories, which wasn't too bad as it fit into my calorie range for the day. He ate his entire calorie budget in one meal...after having already eaten earlier...and he still snacked on nuts after we got home! It makes me want to scream...and he's upset that he's not losing weight...
I don't nag in general, but I'm beginning to think that I should. At the very least, I should tell him what I've been doing for fitness and nutrition more often (he doesn't eat at home very often due to his work schedule). He should have figured out by now that whatever he's doing isn't working and that he should look into what has been successful for others, right? Anywho, I think he probably knows what he has to do (exercise and eat better), but he's not ready for it. I really hope it will click with him sometime soon though.
I admit that there is some vanity in my wishing he would get healthy, too. As I'm getting healthier and feeling more attractive, I wish that the man on my side would be trim and fit, too. It's a little petty, but that's just the way I feel.