(Closed) Ideas for my chubbier FI

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gruyere: I think it’s good you are thinking about what he can wear, but you’re going to have to deal with his weight/health for the rest of your life, so I think you may need to have a direct and difficult convo.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with Monarch.  You might also start with having him get a physical.  I know that’s what did it for my husband.  He wasn’t really overweight, and he was in pretty good shape, so he didn’t pay much mind to the couple of pounds that crept on every year.  It took getting him in for a complete physical and having a doctor say, “You need to lose 15-20 lbs., and here are some ideas for how to do it” to get him motivated.  Once my husband got motivated, it has been pretty easy to keep him there by insisting that we do things together (meal planning, weekend hikes/runs/long walks, same gym schedule to hold each other accountable, etc.).  GOOD LUCK.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Have you tried talking to him not about the weight aspect, but the health aspect?  If he were to lose only 5% of his body weight can lower his risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, sleep apnea etc….

For his health he should be worried about those 25 lbs.  A lot of people “know” they would be healthier with some lost weight, but they dont really understand the consequences.  Showing that you care can help motivate him. Ask him what you can do to help him.  You cant make him do anything, but you can support him.

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