Thursday, July 17, 2008

One step at a time.

My boyfriend jumped on the bandwagon! HE actually said to ME that he is unhappy with his weight gain since we started dating, and that he wants to do something about it. This will be so much less difficult now! It's so hard to avoid temptation when the other person gives into it and encourages you to have that ice cream or that double cheeseburger too. He thinks he's being sweet by bringing me a milkshake at 10pm, but really, that's not what I need to be doing.

I would never had encouraged him to lose weight just because I was. He's a big guy, but I love 'em that way, and think he's just as good looking 40 pounds heavier as he was on the day we met. But, because he has said that he wants to lose, I am all over this now! I'm trying to be Miss Motivation and keep both of us focused.

My first plan of action has been to stop with the fast food. It was totally out of control and driven by pure laziness. This week I have cooked more than I have probably in the last 2 months. It feels good to be cooking again and trying new recipes. Right now, these recipes may not be as healthy as they will be in the future, but it is a start. I am cooking and not eating out, so this is progress.

My friend Melissa commented my last entry (don't you love when I make a little shout out to you?!) and suggested I set a small goal for myself, weight-wise. We are going to a concert in late August, and so my goal by that concert is to be back in the 290's. Yes, I have gone over to the dark side once again and am in the 300's. So, I'll keep you all posted. I have decided that Friday mornings will be when I weigh in. This is for two reasons. For one, I figure the weekends are probably the time that I am most likely to indulge. That gives me 5 weekdays to be back on track before weighing in. Then again, my second reason is that if I weigh in on friday and see positive results, or a nice loss, I may be less likely to indulge on the weekends because I don't want to lose that positie progress that I've made.

So, for right now, that is the plan. Baby steps!


Lynn said...

I think having a small goal is a great idea! Once you've reached it just set another one and so on! It's really great motivation!

Very glad to hear you bf is jumping on the bandwagon, really does make the healthy lifestyle a whole lot easier!

Heather said...

thats great! having that support system and someone in the situation as you will help. it IS definitely hard to stay on track when the person you are with eats whatever they want. my boyfriend eats and drinks whatever he wants and sometimes it seems so unfair, but other times, I actually am almost disgusted by it and that helps keep me even more on track.

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you are back and so proud of you that you are trying. I know you can do it, we can all do it together.

lifeshouldbestereo said...

Support is essential and if you can have that from your partner, that's fantastic!

Chubby Chick said...

Yay for you! Having your boyfriend on the bandwagon with you is definitely going to be helpful!

This is a fresh start in many ways. Good things are ahead for you! :)

Heather said...

It's always easier when people who live together or who are around each other ALL the time, make healthy efforts together. So, I'm glad he's joining you.

As for eating out - I hear ya! We don't do fast food, but we do eat out like 5 or 6 times a week. I'm trying to put an end to that. I love to cook. I just get so busy and so caught up, that going out is easier.

We're all right here with ya girl! Keep on keeping on.

Twix said...

Teale, this is AWESOME!!!! You go you two!! :D

Chrissie said...

That's great that your boyfriend wants to start watching him self as well. My fiance is also watching what he is eating with me and your right it makes a huge difference. I wish you both good luck.

It is hard to eat out and be healthy. Everything is fried or greasey. Oh and I love the small goal thing. I have set one for my self at the end of august to lose 10 lbs.

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