Helping someone, whether they like it or not
Thursday, September 06, 2012
My spouse is going to give up junk food and unhealthy (constant) snacking.
There's no use in denying it; he's getting fat. And if there's one area of life in which I have plenty of expertise, it's poor eating habits and getting fat.
In truth, this is something we were both afraid of... because he QUIT SMOKING six weeks ago. Yay! But the other thing- the risk of weight gain- has turned out to be a very real concern. It seems my spouse can not stop snacking, and we already knew about his poor food choices.
So, this morning, I told him there'd be no more pastries, no more Triscuits, cheese and pepperoni, no more Cheez-its. I will still allow him to eat regular meals of pizza and pot pies, but not the snacks. Or, he could eat healthy meals prepared by me. If he had a problem with that, he could stay home when I went for groceries. He agreed. He knows he needs the help, and he knows I've been down this road before.
Quitting cigarettes was a huge step for him, and I am THRILLED at his accomplishment. I really believe the next part will be much easier for him! While he's been smoking for about 25 years, he's never had a weight problem until now. And as they say, we caught it early.