Post # 1
So far this winter i have been sooooo good and lost 10 pounds. now DH is back after his looooong 5 month stay away. now that hes back it took memorial day weekend and i gained 5 back already!! im not that heavy in the first place so 5 pounds is a differenece. i wieghted 141, and got to 130. now im 135. im only 5’2.
sooo its the final test. DH is back and has stocked the fridge and cupboards full of snacks and what not. Plus hes begging me to make carbs and fat and all that home made confort food. ohh and his fav ice cream. now i know men have a totally different metabolisim. not only that but bye bye (this week) to 5 am work outs. DH has been gone so long i cant bare to take myself out of bed before i really have to!! even though i have tried every morning. hes been gone so long, i feel we deserve it, i just dont want my body to suffer. we just want to sit around in bed all day, eat and drink and laugh! ugg why cant i put the diet on hold for a couple weeks! haha
here i am reaching out to you fitness bees. my worst times are at night. i did soooo good all day yesterday and then next thing you know, i ate some dark chocolate, a luna bar, and some maui chips right before bed… yesh! im just barly balancing on this diet.
i guess im looking for support or words of wisdom? sucks loosing 10 pounds, in five months only to have five come back in one bad bad but super fun weekend lol. ;-(
so with him back i guess its my final test. how bad do i really want it… now i know why single girls are skinny/fit and us married woman try to eat like our husbands…. or at least thats me!! for example the other day he wanted me to cook him a grilled cheese with left over soup… and then also make spagetti!! it was 5pm!
Post # 2
I know how you feel! I definitely put on weight when FI and I moved in together. Have you talked to him about bringing junk food into the house? I know I wouldn’t be able to resist all of the carbs and sweets. Ask if you could incorporate some healthier choices and try to limit junk food in the house. FI and I did that, and he lost a few pounds too. 🙂
When I’m hungry at night (usually when I crave pizza/chocolate), I ask myself if I am truly hungry. If I’m not, I wait until morning.
Do you count calories? It works well for me because I’m able to work in delicious treats in while losing weight. Also remember, the food will be there tomorrow. No need to overeat — trust me though, I know it is tough!
Post # 3
My FI travels for work, so I understand how easy it is to stick to a diet when hes away, and the opposite when hes home! I will do things like make turkey meatballs with pasta, but eat my meatballs with spaghetti squash instead. Or I make turkey tacos, but eat mine with a lettuce wrap instead of a flour tortilla. Or, I make burgers/ pulled pork but eat mine over lettuce and serve him a bun. it requires very little extra effort and keeps both of us happy. I really recommend skinnytaste.com for healthy recipes that taste great on their own, but can also be made with their full-calorie versions for your FI (as described above). Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Don’t feel bad for eating bad foods, in fact abstaining altogether is worse than having an occasional snack. I agree with bridebee13, make all the tasty food he wants nug switch done items for healthier versions and give yourself a slightly smaller portion.
oh and if you don’t already add some exercise into your day, there are tons of free videos online! You might find that you can maintain you weight with exercise and still eat some junk food that ypu crave. 🙂
Post # 5
TiffLee: i do count calories. fitness pal ;-D but in the past i used to get into the bad habit of counting during the week days and falling off the wagon during the weekend. its like the weekend goes by so fast. im like what happened and what did i eat… drink! so far the snacks this week have been tolerable. and ive been getting him to get a ton of fuit instead!! ;-P im back to 133 today and hope i can keep it down. its sooo easy to move on up the scale. and sooo hard to move down!
Jeo4500: i finally got out of bed yesterday for my 5am RPM class. today im draggin myself to the gym again lol. Im really active (i do city league softball, Run and les mils classes) and think this is also why im hungry and crave carbs a lot. im actually training for an alpine run right now.
Bridebee13: thanks yeah i need to get into doing that. because its not really a diet im on its a new lifestyle. he physically needs more carbs and food altogether. the burger on lettuce has got to be hard though. lol 😉 i love bread! with him gone i just didnt buy bread. with him home i do and i make bigger meals. like pasta. when normally i dont eat pasta. ill be honest i made some brownies from scratch last weekend and i think i ate half of them…. i felt pretty bad. but luckily it didnt follow me to the scale.
thank you ladies!
Post # 6
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souza_2005: lol I gained weight by trying to eat like my husband too! He just are so much and I didn’t think he looked different so I joined in and bam! 20 pounds! >.>. I’ve lost about 5-7 pounds already though, and DH chimes in “imagine how much you’d have lost if we didn’t eat out last weekend” lol. The weekends when he’s home are the worst (for my diet) since I just want to snuggle, eat with him and not work out! But I’ve gotten a bit better, if he eats something yummy I’ll indulge every now and then but with smaller portions. It helps keeps my cravings in check.
Post # 7
It sounds like you’re putting a fair amount of physical activity in. Have you thought that perhaps you’re not losing drastically or you feel your gaining perhaps because your body is substituting some fat for muscle, in light of your increase in exercise?
Just a thought! 🙂
Post # 8
to me it doesnt sound like you are on diet, just eating clean. Which is perfect for the body esp if you train.
have you asked your husband if he would consider trying to eat like you? in my previous relationship i looked horrible, since i am with my FI i am in my best shape ever. We help each other because he knows be not following good “diet” ends up in me very unhappy…
alsp, i do les mills too so i know how body changes and you should start using measuring tape instead of a scale! I am 110 (heaviest 118) lb but i can be 110 and “110” and looking totally different (2cm extra on when cheating)
Post # 9
I have had similar trouble of having my routine disrupted. It’s so easy to say “oh I’ll just eat whatever today and start over tomorrow” and then just keep backsliding… I have recently stopped keeping track of the scale and have started measuring inches instead, since my goal is to look slimmer. I started doing higher intensity workouts and I noticed a difference right away, which inspires me to eat better. My fiancé ears much larger portions than I do but I’m the only one who cooks and we eat whatever I feel like making, so I started doing more chicken and fish with two differen veggies instead of a veggie and a starch. Hopefully we can stay on the wagon!