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11/15/10 10:03 A

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My dh is trying to watch what he eats. We bought the Nu Wave Oven and it is actually working out great for him (well us emoticon ). He is eating a bit healthier but he is still a picky eater.

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10/27/10 11:36 A

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My hubby is already the fitter and healthier of both of us (he had 8% body fat at last count)...last night he agreed to be my "trainer" and help me stay on track. It kinda sucks being the "unhealthy" one in the relationship...I always kinda thought that I would end up with the stereotypical beer drinking burger eating hubby who I would have to encourage to lose weight while I would be the stereotypical skinny wife who dined on salad and air. LOL:) Unfortunately I'm working towards being healthier but my hubby is totally the fit one between the two of us.

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10/25/10 5:10 P

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JP (hubby) has always encouraged me to eat better and exercise more. He grew up in a non-junk house; I grew up in a junk-house. Therefore, he's more into veggies, fruit, etc. Now, on the flip side, he's all about his sweet tea. His philosophy is that his tea should be sweet enough to use as pancake syrup. (I have cut back the sugar in his tea b/c his daddy's got diabetes.) This past summer is when he started drinking water out the wazoo b/c his lack of access to gatorade/tea/etc.

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10/25/10 11:41 A

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My hubby is going right along side of me. We both put on weight since our wedding and he is just as into watching his food and how much he works out as I am.... We have little competions and everything. It is just really fun!

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8/1/10 11:01 P

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My husband actually got fit first. He stopped drinking beer and the pounds started melting off. Then he started using our eliptical machine, he has to do it to relieve stress.

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8/1/10 1:34 A

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Until recently, my husband had been doing better at it than I. He just started working in a remote location for 2wks on/2 wks off & the food there is insane. Also, after a 14 hr day, he isn't feeling so much like working out. We have discussed him really working on it when he is home & me really working on getting out of the recliner when he is gone!

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7/29/10 6:40 P

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My hubby is making more of an effort now than ever. His workplace has a gym and offers free use to its employees. He is finally utilizing it. He is also drinking more water and much more encouraging. I hope that my weight loss has been inspiration for us to both live long happy lives together and with our future children.

Kristy-

"Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Cor. 15:58

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7/29/10 12:29 P

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Somewhat. He's got a lot health problems that prevents him from working out, but since I cook all the time at least his foods are getting healthier.

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7/28/10 12:59 P

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My husband doesn't exercise at all, but he is very healthy concious when it comes to food, and so I challenged him to run with me, since I have never seen him exercise, well he ran me out of the water! I was a bit embarrassed! So my goal is to get up to where he is at! :)

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7/27/10 8:55 A

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My husband is also changing his life with me, he has about the same amount of weight to lose as I do and we are having a great time together while we lose it!

"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." ~John Bingham


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7/27/10 7:52 A

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My DH does when he's home. He knows he should be taking better care of himself. Although he only needs to drop about 10 lbs, he really needs to eat much healthier.

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7/26/10 10:21 P

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Yes my husband is! He is doing a great job as well. He has started walking and biking and eating smaller portions. He's lost 9lbs so far so not to shabby!

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow" ~Doug Firebaugh


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7/26/10 10:34 A

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He only cooks for himself Sunday afternoons when he makes his fatty fatty fat 'breakfast' other wise he either forages (we mostly have good healthier foods now) or I cook for him (using a spark recipe). He is kinda forced to eat better BUT (and I am SO proud of him for this) he drinks a lot of water now. For years he drank 1 - 2 liters of soda or diet soda every day. When we finished up a couple containers of juice the boys drink (tall and thin and each one fills 64 ounces = 8 glasses of water). They are tall and thin and fit in our stuffed fridge. I filled 2 of them with filtered water and now he grabs the water bottle when he is thirsty or hot.

Not only do we save on the cost of soda (and a family on a budget that's over $300 a year on just soda for just my DH ... which is nutz) but better yet he is healthier for it!

"Hey, hey, hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai


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7/25/10 3:09 A

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nope today he had me bring him home drumsticks.. hopfully they will be gone before the weekend it over (i work all weekend)

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2/22/10 3:38 P

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I signed my husband up for a gym membership this morning. I have been going for a while but since he is deployed he couldn't be a member. I figured since he is coming home in a few days and has managed to put on over 16lbs while deployed he needs to go. I guess you could say he won't have the option of not getting healthier with me once he gets back. emoticon

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2/21/10 6:13 P

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I know he wants to. He really struggles with motivation. His goal is to eliminate a lot of his snacking and eating out. I pack his lunch almost everyday but he still tends to stop at the store to grab a little something extra. He does not give me a lot of feedback so I at least ensure our meals are healthy. When it gets warmer I hope he will start walking with me. I want us both to be happy and healthy by the time we start a family.

Kristy-

"Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Cor. 15:58

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2/21/10 2:31 P

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Hubby seems to be fighting me every step of the way. Not consciously I think, but I'm realizing he's just as much of an emotional eater as I am and so it feels like two steps forward one step back with our eating habits. Every time I have a "good" meal, he goes to the store after and comes back with chocolate milk and cookies! And he tells me he wants to join the gym to work out (but also acknowledges we can't afford it!) and he doesn't like to walk with me and the dog. Frustrating cause I feel like I'm battling myself already and don't need the added obstacle, ya know?

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2/20/10 1:47 P

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KIND OF... He is taking his lunch to work now that I make for him the night before (no telling what else he eats while at work). He still helps me sabotage myself by bringing home Taco Bell (sooo good!) and then he wants to go out. But we've tried to limit going out to eat to maybe once a week which is helping some too.

It's a working progress... bottom line is, he loves food as much as I do.

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2/19/10 9:08 P

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I hear you. My husband is currently the same. He also brings home sweets after I ask him not to, and they are my downfall. It's my job not to eat them, but damn it's tempting.

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2/16/10 11:54 A

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My husband complains about his weight, then eats a box of girl scout cookies. I think he is still testing me to see if I am serious this time. I have not let him sabotage me, though. I think once he sees more progress he may find his motivation.

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2/16/10 11:38 A

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My hubby claims that he needs to lose weight (and complains about it weekly).

If/when I change our diet to healthier stuff (like more veggies & fruit, less junk) he'll gladly join that but that's bc it's easier to eat what I'm cooking and whatnot than it is to cook his own thing.

Exercise is the real hang-up tho. He wouldn't mind going to a gym but we can't necessarily afford a gym membership (not for the both of us at any rate) and there's not one close, so he wouldn't go anyways. Maybe he'll join me once I actually start getting a regular routine down but until then, the diet will have to do.

He is very supportive though!

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2/16/10 10:31 A

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My husband claims he is, but in reality he is not. But I just let him be because until he is ready to change, nothing is going to happen. I remember I was there myself not too long ago.

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2/16/10 12:15 A

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We help keep each other accountable.

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2/15/10 10:48 A

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My hubs wants to, but it's really hard to get him motivated to do anything about it. He wants to start walking with me though, which would be a great start. I just have to get him to do it!

He's very supportive though, so at least there's that!

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2/14/10 9:40 A

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I like your idea about the money thing. My husband will eat what I cook, but I know he doesn't follow a healthy lifestyle when it comes to eating. I wish he did, but it has to be up to him to do something about it. He's not over weight and has been given an excelent bill of health, but heart issues run in his family and he needs to take care of himself before those issues become his issues.

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2/13/10 4:54 P

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I am so lucky that my husband has been following my eating and exercise plan with me. In the past it wouldn't have happened. Usually he's pretty good about changing his eating habits because he'll eat whatever I cook, but before he was really bad about getting any exercise in. I think the trick this time was bribing him with money! emoticon We each get a certain amount of spending money each month that we can do whatever we want with, so I set up a reward system that involves extra spending money depending on how much exercise you do each month.
I'm happy to see that his attitude has been changing about the gym though too. He doesn't seem to think it's such a drag now, which is awesome. I think the TVs on the treadmills at the gym help too! He can watch basketball that way, ha.

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2/13/10 12:41 P

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My husband really takes care of himself, he does help to motivate me. Now more than before were doing more active things together with the family on the weekends.


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2/13/10 10:15 A

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My husband had to have angioplasty with stent placement a couple of years ago. He is now the driving force behind the improvement of our eating and exercise habits.
Sometimes I see younger women complaining that their husbands are resistant to the changes. I was in their place once. I want to tell them -
I know one way to change his attitude, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Edited by: RAIN_SIS at: 2/13/2010 (10:18)
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2/13/10 7:51 A

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This subject has been sparking my interest. Since I started eating healthy I decided to not 'push' my healthy eating on the Mr but instead give him the option of what to eat... Shockingly he has been watching his fat intake along with me and has been losing weight just by munching on my healthy foods. He's even interested on what sizes I portion my rice, noodles.

Is anyone else getting the same responce?

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”



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