A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Miracles DO Happen

Still waiting til Fri for my next weigh-in...hoping to stay under 260.  But something happened this weekend that I just HAD to share.  For anyone who is a long-time follower of my blog, you'll truly understand the significance of this.  Dwayne...my boyfriend of nearly 7 years...asked me on Saturday, with NO prompting of my own...if I wanted to go down to the fitness center with him and exercise on the treadmill together.

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I just sat there and stared at him for a few seconds...blinked a couple of times, while my mind was screaming at me to say something!!  I finally, non-chalantly, agreed to go, telling him it sounded like a good idea.  And we went. 

Bless his heart.  I was walking at interval speeds between 3.4 and 3.8.  I haven't done any regular exercise in quite a while and that hurt.  He was walking at a speed of 3.0 and had to keep grabbing onto the bar in front of him and leaning on it for a few seconds at a time because he said his back hurt when he walked.  Poor thing isn't used to any exercise at all....ever.....but I was SOOOOOOOOOOO proud of him for suggesting it on his own and getting out there and doing it.

And guess what else??  He wanted to do it again on Sunday.  :)

So for all the blog posts I've written about him never wanting to exercise in his life and only sit on the couch and eat bacon double cheeseburgers while cursing vegetables of any kind.......this is proof that miracles DO happen.  :)  If you have a boyfriend/husband like mine.....there is always hope.  :) 

I'll be back on Friday with my weigh-in.  Have a fabulous Tuesday friends!

13 comments:

  1. That's excellent! I have heard that when we change our habits for the better, sometimes our loved ones can't help but follow-suit eventually. It sort of rubs off on them (some taking longer than others depending on the stubbornness factor, lol!)

    I would absolutely love for my husband to work out with me someday.

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  2. Yes, there is always hope. It took Mike like a year to get with the program then he feel off the wagon for about a year but he's back to it and I really think exercise has saved his life (he has high blood pressure). Way to go to Dwayne!!!! And way to go to you Tammy!!!

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  3. I thought you were going to say he asked you to marry him!

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  4. Hell hath frozen over. LOL Seriously, that's really great. For me, having someone to exercise with you makes it so much nicer. Good for Dwayne!! You're inspiring him whether he says it or not. :)

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  5. Glad to know there is hope for mine :)

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  6. That's just great! And you guys can do it together, which is even better. Positive progress indeed ;)!

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  7. I have only just found your blog, so I don't know much about your boyfriend, but having someone to exercise with is just great. Keep it up. ;)

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  8. Yes, miracles do happen! So proud of him for taking that first step.

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  9. Yay for you and for Dwayne! That is great and exercising together will help you motivate each other.

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  10. I don't think I've EVER heard better news on the Tammy front. Having a supportive significant other is a must in this battle. I'm thrilled for you BOTH!!

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