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RGALLAZZI's Photo RGALLAZZI Posts: 32
7/2/09 11:23 P

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It looks like most of us share similarities in this. My husband really needs to lose weight also but he diets about a week and then goes off. I love him and I do not look at him as anything but gorgeous! Fortunately he really does the same for me.

My only complaint is that he buys candy etc for my 3 yr old son. Snacks are ok but he will buy him several candy bars, cotton candy etc... I tell him he is setting him up to eventually follow our footsteps.

My husband loves to cook so really he does a lot of the cooking. He actually makes pretty healthy meals luckily. It is the snacks that kills us. I will buy a pack of smart ones or skinny cow and will eat one and then the next morning they are all gone because hubby ate them in the night.

My concern is our son, Gavin. If we do not change our obesity then we will not be here for him. I really pray my hubby can lose some weight with me. To respond to the gentleman earlier....yes my husband has "jokingly" mentioned for me not to lose weight and then leave him... but I know I would never. He is wonderful and I love him deeply.

WE BOTH want another baby. But I have told him I refuse to get pregnant while obese. That would be a horrible mistake!

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7/2/09 1:20 P

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No my immediate family does not diet. We all need to but I am the only one is does. So my house is full of tempting sugar snacks and fruits and veggies. I look at it this way - I have given them the option and what they chose is up to them. That just means more for me. The dinners I am making are healthier, but they have certain things that just will not eat.

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7/1/09 2:03 P

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I am the only one in my immediate family (husband and kids) that needs to diet. I keep a lost for fresh fruit and vegetables in the house. I do buy some snack foods for them, but I try to keep it to a minimum. I buy fruit snacks for the kids. I know they are not exactly healthy, but they do have fruit juice and vitamin C, so at least they are kind of healthy.
Another trick is to buy snacks that you don't like. My husband loves sugar cookies. I tried one and they don't have any taste! I buy a lot of sugar cookies as snacks!!
I have tried to talk to my husband about eating better and DRINKING better. He pretty much lives on Mountain Dew. He hardly ever drinks water. But his is skinny and thinks that if he is not overweight then it doesn't matter what he eats.
Good luck and I hope that I have helped at least a little.

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MOCHAMOMJANE Posts: 14
7/1/09 10:54 A

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My husband is that way. He doesn't need to diet, he's got super metabolism. I just cook things that I can easily alter for me. I'm "low carbing", so if we are grilling, I'll just eat the burger with no bread. As far as snacks go, I still need to buy things for them that I "cannot" have, so I just buy things that I don't even like, that way it's not tempting. Example: I know that if I bought cheesecake I'd want some, but if I buy some fruit snacks I won't. And the kiddos like fruit snacks just fine! Or plain vanilla ice cream, I won't touch it, I like flavored ice cream, but the kiddos like vanilla and don't even ask for toppings.

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7/1/09 10:31 A

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Same way here. It is very hard and tempting. I think that is probably why so many can not stick to their diets. If we all had a strong will power we could all avoid the temptations and not allow what anyone else thought or did effect us. This is one of my biggest problems.

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6/30/09 4:31 P

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You just need to be in control of yourself and fight temptations. Don't eat junk because your husband/boyfriend chooses to do so. Today my husband wanted cheeseburgers for dinner so I am going to let my hamburger patty cook in the oven instead of frying it and instead of using hamburger buns I am going to use whole wheat bread. So try to come up with creative and nutritious ideas.

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6/3/09 8:30 A

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Rare guy perspective here. I think that all of us have at least one person in our life like that. The thing to remember is that you need to do for yourself what you would do for your children. If your child was struggling and your spouse/mother/friend was constantly offering them snacks, what would you do? You'd stand up for your child and tell the offender that you need their support.

A lot of guys, unfortunatly, think that if their GF/wife lose weight, they'll ditch them for a better looking guy. Ladies, you may need to reassure your men that you don't want anyone else. Unless you do...then it's time to leave anyway. emoticon

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6/3/09 12:01 A

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My father in-law is the same way can eat all he wants and gains nothing. my hubby can lose weight as fast as i gain it, it is a competition when it comes to weight loss with us. i get so frustrated i end up quiting.

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6/2/09 4:01 P

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It's just not fair I know. My hubby eats so many snacks and whatever he feels like eating and still has a 6 pack ab. makes me sick. He isn't very supportive of my dieting either cuz he's constantly offering me the snacks. It's tough, infact I just got off the phone with him today telling him I am dieting again and that this time I really need his support in not tempting me w/ stuff.

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MOMMAKAT4's Photo MOMMAKAT4 Posts: 14
5/29/09 8:35 A

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My husband is not dieting either. I am not pressuring him though, and I hope as he sees my progress he will want to do what I am doing. For dinner, I have been making one thing for all of us, but I will eat less of the main dish and more veggies, salad, or fruit. My son is only 2, so he just eats whatever. He isn't too picky. I have also been trying to cook things in a healthier way so that there isn't a flavor difference to my husband, but there is a calorie difference for me.

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5/28/09 10:30 P

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my hubby refuses to eat well....its selfish if you ask me...he wont eat veggies to save his life...he just eats the meat that I make and then snacks all night..

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5/25/09 10:47 A

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My hubby diets but not with good food. It works best if I do the shopping. If my hubby goes he picks up junk food. Try to keep fruits on hand to help with your snack attacks. If they have to have something you will have a healthly snack available. You are not along believe me.

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5/25/09 10:25 A

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I am sure there are a bunch of you who have those husbands or wives that do not need to diet, and they can eat whatever they want and not worry. Kids being the same way. I have tried to convince my husband he needs to eat healthier and he does not feel he needs too. He is very active in sports and feels he is not overweight so why diet? How do any of you cope with things like this, do you eat different dinners, do you buy snacks per their request? I am sure it is me I just need to have control over myself and say NO... At least the kids are young enough for me to tell them what they need to eat.

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