I didn't have time to do this post from home this morning...I'm at work now, so I didn't have time to download the badge for our challenge or my scale pic. The scale said 253 lbs this morning, so I'm down 3 lbs from the weekend, but still up 5 lbs from last Friday's weigh-in.
I can't wait to hear how the rest of you did!! Make sure you all check in with me today and leave me your final #'s, so I can reveal the winner tomorrow morning and have the $50 gift certificate sent to you!
Some of you inquired about Dwayne in your comments to my last post, wondering why he isn't more supportive. This is kind of hard to explain. He's actually VERY supportive of my eating lifestyle. As I stated in my last post, he would have been more than happy to go out and get me whatever I wanted over the weekend. The problem was/is with me in most cases. In situations where I can't do for myself, I don't like to be a burden anymore than is necessary, so I cave and tell him to just pick up whatever...many times that means something for us to share, and Dwayne is not on the healthy eating path.
I've been with Dwayne for 6 years. He has weighed the exact same thing since I met him....230 lbs and he's 6 ft. tall. He's got a little belly on him, but really has no interest in losing any weight. He tells me his doctor tells him he needs to lose 50 lbs and get down to 180. He says he knows he needs to...but does nothing to work on it. He hates vegetables. Hates them. I've tried many times to get him to eat them many different ways but to no avail. He just refuses. He will eat fruit...a lot of different kinds, so that's a plus. Many times we have fresh fruit together as a snack or a dessert. I got him to eat a chicken burger once, but he wasn't too impressed and hasn't eaten another one since, so now when I make burgers with him, I just use the leanest ground beef possible, and he's fine with that.
He does like whole wheat bread and buns....we hardly ever eat white bread anymore, unless it's a planned splurge. He used to drink Diet Coke only....now he drinks mostly water, with a Coke or ginger ale on the weekends. Before I moved to the apt, when I lived much further away from him and only saw him from Fri night to Sat night, about a 24 hour time period....we would do a lot of grilling. That was working out great for my eating plan, and it was something he really enjoyed, too. Now that I'm in the apartment, I see him 5-6 days a week, and we're not allowed to grill. It's against the fire code. Things have gotten a lot tougher to work around with my eating plan, and his non-existent eating plan. Another thing that is difficult is he's on a schedule of eating 2x a day. He eats around 10am....usually 2 chicken biscuits from Chic-Fil-A that he takes to work with him....and again at 6pm when he gets home from work. He likes granola bars, so sometimes he'll have one of those as a snack at work. And that's it.
As you all know, I'm accustomed to eating 5-6x a day. It keeps me from getting too hungry...and I think it revs the metabolism, and more of the food is burned as fuel and not stored. When I only eat 2x a day, as I did this past weekend, I feel like I'm starving by the time we eat...I eat way more volume than I need, and it ends up sitting in my stomach like a rock and I feel gross and lethargic. That kind of eating schedule just annoys the hell out of me.
The grilling thing was really working well for us...I felt like I had hit the jackpot by finding a way we could both eat and enjoy it. He'd stand out at the grill for an extra 30-45 mins, grilling up some extra chicken, veggies, etc just for me, so I could have it to eat for the next couple of days. He knew it was a healthy option for me, and he liked "helping out" in that way. But right now we don't have that option and it's really put a kink in things.
Dwayne has a weird texture issue when it comes to food. The reason he doesn't like most veggies has more to do with texture than it does taste. He says cucumbers don't really have much taste, but he hates the seeds. I baked a pork tenderloin one night, and he wouldn't eat because he said the texture of the baked meat was "weird". I'm one of those old-fashioned girls who likes to cook for her guy, and likes to enjoy my meals with him. I don't like us to each do our own thing. If I cook something he doesn't like, I feel guilty if he doesn't like it and his dinner ends up being a bag of potato chips. He's always appreciative, always thanks me 2 or 3 times each time I cook, and never, ever complains about any of my food. That makes me want to make him happy even more.
So we just clash when it comes to our eating and I haven't yet figured out what to do about it. I'm also not used to seeing him as often as I do now, so it comes into play even more now that it ever has. It's something I'm constantly trying to work around and will keep at it until I find a happy medium. :)
3 months ago