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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Yesterday, I was feeling frustrated. My husband went to the store and bought JUNK food for himself! He doesn't get it! He was once over-weight but conquered his weight loss by eating only ONCE a day! I can't do that. For one thing, I'm a diabetic and need to eat every couple of hours.

I attempted to have healthy snacks; or snacks that are better options than chips, salty crackers, coke, Klondike etc. Yesterday, he brought into our home all of these 'crap' foods that I LOVE!! Yes, I was feeling very frustrated. He thinks it's as simple as "Don't eat it"! It's not that simple. I can fight temptation for so long and then I cave. After he fell asleep, I got into his chips and ate a handful! How am I going to get and be healthy living with a saboteur.

So, I've been searching on Spark for motivation. Here's what spoke volumes to me today:

"Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want."

I do NOT want to walk backwards therefore I will take the latter. I will accept my imperfection and forgive myself for what I did to my body last night. I need to eat a healthy diet for me! I need to have my diabetes under control. It is a fact, for me, that I could NOT keep eating the way I was eating with my husband! Not unless, I want to die sooner than later. I've been given two opportunities to wake up and smell the coffee!! My stupidity did not cause any life long damage to my body so I will NOT push my luck!

I will keep this quote from the motivational article I read today close to heart.

Moral of this story: Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader
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  • no profile photo CD7658463
    I am making my own healthy snack and treats to eat. My hubby came home with a container of chocolate chip cookies. Store purchased treats have MSG and things in them that make us binge and crave them. By making a homemade from scratch version without artificial processed ingredients it's working for me. I made some cookies out of cashews, maple syrup, tahini and chocolate chips. Nutritionally it is much better. 1 cookie satisfies me and fills me. It takes away that nagging craving for worse crap. For me the key was substituting with healthy choices. emoticon
    2369 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14381834
    it's tough enough with all the temptation and sometimes my hubby does the same thing, but we can arm ourselves with healthy alternatives that really satisfy without the extra calories, sugar, fat, etc.

    congrats on your progress, you're doing great!!! emoticon emoticon
    2439 days ago
    Love the quote and I have a hubby like that too except that he did not lose weight and keeps gaining and we are both diabetic too. why , when we start to take care of ourselves do they bring that crap home? I think, for my hubby is that he is afraid I will lose and then he will have to try too. I really don't know. Good luck on your journey. We can do this.
    2608 days ago
    Love the quote......

    2637 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    That's a very wise quote, and I hope it continues to give you strength. You mentioned what he's done and said, but have you told him that it's not as simple for you? If you have and things are the same, maybe you could convince him to at least not have those foods around you. He can still have them on his own time elsewhere. Then you have your space and he has his.
    2638 days ago
    I know EXACTLY how you feel! My hubby has been saying for years that he needs to lose weight and wants to lose weight, but he continues to eat JUNK! We joined a gym two years ago and last year, we went as many time as we have thumbs on our hands! So, this year, in February, I made the decision that I (that's a stress on "I") was going to lose weight and get in shape. He is just beginning to come around and will join me once or twice a week at the gym, but I still can't get him to quit eating junk. I went through the cupboards and fridge and threw away everything unhealthy, but he is out and about for his job, so he eats fast food &/or buys his own junk to bring home. I just told him that I have done my part to help him, now he needs to do the rest and help himself (with my support). so, we'll see...
    I hope you and your hubby can get on the same page. Good luck to you on your journey to good health! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2639 days ago
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