Back in September I recommited to getting healthy and losing weight. I no longer eat grains or sugar and eat very low carb. What I eat are veggies, cheese, meats, eggs and good healthy fats. It seemed at first it would be costly but as time went by I discovered that I eat very little day to day, often one or 2 small meals a day, with no hungar pains what so ever. That's what good healthy fats do for you!!! I have also seen good health improvements. Gone are the antidepressants, asthma inhaler, allergy meds and daily Advil and Rolaids, along with aches, pains and depression! I have more energy, sleep deeply and have lost a good amount of weight.
I have been trying to encourage my DH, who does not follow my WOE, by just being a healthy example, hoping he would come around. I am very concerned about his health and have told him so. He is built just like his father and I see him going down the the same unhealthy road his Dad has gone down. He already has HBP, a very hard "beer" belly, he has knee replacement in his future, he gets very winded with the slightest amount of movement. I love him no matter his size and want him around a good long time. But there is a fine line between concern and nagging and I know the latter does not work. So I thought when he saw my good results he would jump right onboard!! Nope! What sort of bugs me is I would change my eating and life style habits for the sake of DH's health I would have hoped he'd do the same for me.
I finally had a heart to heart with DH just last week and asked him to just care about himself enough to make some changes. I told him it felt like we were going in two different directions. He said he wanted to but it is hard! Well no kidding!! I changed my whole life style by changing my WOE, with no outside support and often criticism. It has been 6 months and I still get raised eyebrows and snide remarks. But I beleive it has to be a change in life style, a true commitment to making big changes in order for it to work and maintain for a lifetime. He still thinks he can "diet", cut back a little here and there, he has been down that road many times with NO lasting results. But I will support any positive changes!
Now that it has warmed up we are going on daily walks, he is eating more fruits and veggies, his portions sizes have reduced some. It's a start, but like I said we have been down this road before. It is the same road I took many times before, I completely changed my life style and WOE. I'm still puzzled as to how to prepare meals, I guess a low fat version of what ever I eat??
Is anyone else dealing with different WOE within the family?