- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
DH is trying to lose about 35 pounds and he’s discouraged he hasn’t seen much progress, even though he has:
- Cut back on drinking Coke during the day
- Tries to eat smaller meals when out at restaurants
- Started exercising on the bike a few nights a week (~30 minutes)
- Walking home from work w/me when weather/work permits (1.5-3 miles)
I’m trying to help him. I’m afraid if he doesn’t see some progress soon, he’ll get discouraged and quit. Please simple share things that I can do to help. Specifically, I’m trying to learn to cook better. What are simple recipes or tricks that I can employ? We live in an apartment so we can’t really grill (we can use a stovetop one, but it doesn’t taste so good). We just started our CSA again for the summer so I’m hoping it helps, but I’m also fearful of making things I think are healthy but aren’t (e.g. salads with too much dressing). I also don’t want to shock him by making too many changes and going to a wholly steamed veggies/grilled food route and him giving up because he doesn’t like it. And – I do the brunt of the housework/cooking (85%) because he won’t, and work full-time with heavy volunteer commitments, so I don’t want it too take too long.
He used to be more active. We used to play soccer together once a week, he’d play baseball sometimes too, and he’d walk 10 mins to/from his old job. The teams have fallen apart and it’s harder to play as we’ve gotten older (he just turned 38).
Thanks for your help!