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Don't Like Not Having Control Over Food Choices

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The last few days have not been good for me calorie wise. I have no support from hubby in this, and that can sometimes become quite a problem. For example, today we went to a car show in another town. He has rebuilt a l950 Ford truck and loves taking it to car shows. We have met some wonderful people this way, but having to eat fast food is NOT good for me when it comes to calories or nutrition. I did prep are a quick lunch to take with me, but on the way home, he decided to stop where the food is wonderful, but not diet friendly. I don't really have a choice. I did look back over my food tracking today and found one item I must absolutely give up when we eat here. It is so good, but has sooo many calories. I plan to take a lunch and/or dinner with me from now on and only drink a no calorie drink while he eats his high calorie meal. One thing that really bothers me is that he needs to lose weight more than I do. I have tried to talk to him about the healthy benefits, but he has no interest at all. I am determined to find a way to overcome this obstacle and manage to eat healthier whatever the circumstances. I have to do this for myself.
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    1028 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/7/2018 12:18:52 PM
    You have the correct attitude. Controlling our own actions is within our control. We can only support or encourage others to take action. And they either will or they won’t help themselves.
    1028 days ago
    Good blog, MaryGold5. It's hard to watch someone else eat all those wrong foods that we love and not be able to ruin our health along with them. Keep on Trying -- you can do it! 8-)
    1177 days ago
    Thanks to all of you for your comments on my blog. I appreciate all the suggestions.
    1290 days ago
    Most fast food places have grilled chicken sandwiches and will fix what you ask for on them. Most also have salads. Some even show on the menu board the calories in some of the lighter choices. You can also check online before you go or better choices.
    1290 days ago
    You will figure it out. Being half of a couple brings it's challenges but worth it
    1291 days ago
    Sounds like what goes on with me all the time.
    1291 days ago
    WE have no control over other people, especially family. Sometimes I just have coffee when they are chowing down.
    1291 days ago
    That's the key, doing it for yourself. Your on the right track. You will learn lots of tips from and ideas along the way on Sparkspeople.
    1291 days ago
    Basically you don't have the responsibility to "take care" of your husband's situation and eating habits. He is responsible, not you. So if he wants to eat poorly, that is his choice. What you can do is set an example on getting healthy yourself. That is your responsibility, yourself!
    1291 days ago
    I remember years ago when I was married my spouse didn't eat very healthy. I did my best, but I yo-yo dieted. Hopefully you can eat what you take with next time or choose the best food items at the restaurant!!
    1291 days ago
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    When I was a WW member, they gave us a book filled with good fast food options. I'm sure you could get the same results on line. Enjoy yourself!
    1291 days ago
    Such a shame he won't do the buddy system with you, since he needs to lose weight too.
    1291 days ago
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