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Monday, October 12, 2015

Our kid is 15 and barely literate. Or at least it appears that way sometimes, and since we spend a lot of time together she tries so hard, and I try so hard not to, use words like "jelly" and "salty." I can't say the words aloud - they are ridiculous - but darned if they don't pop into my head as if they were part of actual language.

Anyway, I am rather envious of the hub. We've been married two decades and he can still fit into his wedding suit; I'd need surgery to fit into my wedding dress. His "diet" includes eating 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates every day; there is no way I could stop at 2. Once I start popping those babies, it'd be just a matter of time before I'd be staring into an empty container wondering how the Ferreros disappeared so quickly.

The hub eats something every couple of hours - he feels peckish easily. But he is so good; he eats one serving and stops there. I guess I am envious of his self-control. I'm sure I could write a whole thesis about how our different childhoods led us to form different (un)healthy approaches to food. But really the why doesn't matter. We're who we are, and one of the things I admire about the hub is he doesn't have any food obsessions. Fortunately our kids take after him. I'm glad I'm the only one messed up in this family!
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  • PJDANIELS
    My husband is naturally thin and eats a lot of junk, because he can. My ex would gain weight, decide to lose it, and lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks! Different body types, I guess. Boo.....I have to really work at it and that is just how it is. (I also pick up words, or non-words, and expressions from the young ones. I just can't help it.)
    2016 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    Honestly, because losing weight isn't as much of a struggle for most men, they don't obsess over it as much as most women do. Think about it. When you have one, what's one more, I already snuck one anyway, now I've had two, oh well, I'll do better tomorrow, if I'm going to deprive myself tomorrow, I might as well eat as many as I can now... Women's minds. Wow... Men are like, food, it's good, moving on. So yeah, having one each day isn't a struggle for them, they don't think about it too hard. At the end of the day, they "watch" what they eat for one week and we can do the same, he'll lose 10 pounds and we'll lose 2 pounds. It's our DNA. Our body wants to hold onto everything and their bodies want to burn it off. Apples and oranges. Men and women. We are not the same.

    Don't get down on yourself! You may be the only one in your family who struggles with this. But you're trying!! That is what makes you special and great and inspiring!! You're trying!! Go you!!
    2017 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I envy your husband, too! Like you, I have always been an eat-the-whole-bag person, so it's just easier not to start in on anything. I've emptied far, far too many junk food packages in my life. Oh well.

    But you have lost a lot of weight and kept it off for some time now! I just know you'll continue to be a great maintainer and that your food obsessions will subside as time goes by. I hope someday to get to where you are now! You are controlling yourself so well that I sure wouldn't call you "messed up" at all!
    2017 days ago
  • no profile photo L_DROUIN
    My hubby likes donuts, chocolate bars, and candy. If he starts to get a little belly, he can lose it quickly. He eats only regular or small amounts of food, unless it is pasta with meatballs. He can eat pasta at every meal and still look forward to it the next day. He has always been able to lose weight quickly.

    2017 days ago
  • KFOORD20
    I know its tough. My hubby is skinny too. But the fact you are on this site means you are working on getting healthier. Keep taking baby steps and you can change your habits. Good luck to you.
    2017 days ago
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