Program WITH Hubby
Sunday, July 09, 2017
After much discussion and figuring things out, hubby and I have decided to do this together. Always in the past we kept our weight / exercise efforts separate. Sometimes one of us would be on the kick when the other wasn't. Or we'd agree to be buddies and then when one person lost the drive the guilt factor did not promote additional healthy behaviors. Oh no. It created friction in our marriage.
We learned that we should not do that. So no matter where each of us have been separately, we've taken responsibility for our weight / health individually versus as a household.
Last week we launched Project Healthy Household. I just made that up. What do you think? But we did, nonetheless. We agreed that we were not going to starve ourselves. We were not going to do VLCD. We were going to make long-term sustainable changes and accept that the weight would come off as slow, or as fast, as it did.
We spent weeks talking about guidelines. What would work for us both? What made sense for us both? If I have X trigger and he has Y trigger, what are we going to do to take care of both of us as a couple?
As I said, we launched last week. I am still sick, by the way, so the exercise piece is out. I'm sleeping up to 12 hours a day. I'm on day 12 of the 14 days second round of antibiotics. Never fear I spoke with the doctor Friday, and it seems probable I'll have to go back in tomorrow (Monday).
Anyhooooo...following this "don't starve yourself, but support each other" program hubby and I have put in place I have the results of our first week.
I lost 4 pounds. I think that's a pretty big win!!!
How are you doing? We are doing this. TOGETHER!