Monday, July 7, 2014

He told me I need to lose weight

Some would think that a person who basically spends 24 x 7 (we work together) with her husband would welcome the break when he goes out of town.  While I’ll admit that it is nice to have some extra time for reading or whatever I want to do when I want to do it, for the most part I miss the guy.   
I miss our routine and I miss having him around to talk with at any given moment.  He’ll be home Friday evening, so I have another week of cooking for myself.  Oh did I not mention that I miss having the cook around too? 
My goal for last week was to eat meals prepared at home for at least 75% of the time.   I was successful.  There were a lot of scrambled eggs, some dry chicken and some processed food (canned chili).  I stopped for fast food three times. My plan this week is to not eat out at all through Thursday.  I have meals planned, so I am pretty confident I can make this happen.  Eating at home and drinking way more water than I normally do helped with the scale.  Yesterday, I weighed in at 390 lbs which is down seven pounds for the week.  I like that start but I’ve been here before.  I must find a way to keep going and keep improving my eating habits.

This afternoon I spent some time playing with my just-turned five year old nephew.  He has so much energy and is a great deal of fun.  At one point, just out of the blue, he told me that I needed to lose weight.  My sister did not like that and told him that he shouldn’t say things like that to people because it could hurt their feelings.  I accepted his apology and told him that he was right and that I will work on it.  I never want to be a source of embarrassment for him, but some days I worry that my size will do just that.  Just one of the many reasons I need to stay focused on improving my health.


  1. I there, I am a new follower of your blog. My two girls (5 and 6) are constantly telling me how fat my tummy is or how big my butt is. It doesn't hurt my feelings but it does make me sad and hopeful that one day I won't be this way for my own health and so my girls are not embarrassed. Good job on the 7lbs loss. :) I'm staying tuned to read about your continued success

  2. Great job on the 7 pounds! You should be proud of yourself! I know you can make it until Thursday without fast food - cheering you on from Chicago! :D

  3. FANTASTIC!! I am so proud of you for following through with your plans! Scrambled eggs (with veggies even) are such a easy, quick, and cheap meal. My 6 year old tells me he wants me to be skinny. He also has turned into the sugar police which is cute when I am being good but not cute when I not. LOL

  4. You're on your way again, and it's just about keeping the momentum going for today. You can do it. :) As for him being embarrassed about you, my guess is that he wouldn't ever be. It's just that natural brutal honesty that young kids have. I want to be thin for my children too, but when I asked my daughter about it recently, the truth is that they don't care. They just want you to show up and be there, for whatever it is they are doing. It's US who are embarrassed, not them.

  5. I'm new to your blog too! Keeping the momentum and consistency going is critical, of course. You sound like you're in a very good place!! I agree with Kyra 150%...Reality is, the kids aren't the ones embarrassed, instead it's us projecting how we feel about ourselves onto others around us, because if we feel like this about ourselves, surely those around us feel the same! It isn't true. They love us unconditionally. I've always been the one who wasn't loving myself that way. So glad I found your blog. Thank you for visiting mine!

  6. Well done on your weight loss.

    Scrambled eggs are just great.

    Keep it up

    All the best Jan

  7. Have a great weekend with your hubs!!