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Pulling for the good guy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I started a healthier life style about ten months ago. At first my husband kept up with me , lost 15 pounds, exercised with me and it was good. Then he dropped out and dropped back to not going with me to walk or eating healthy. He gained the weight back. Now we are talking about a guy with severe cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as digestion and joint problems that may require surgery someday. I have nagged and begged to no avail. I am still on track and I hate leaving him behind. I want him healthy as can be to grow old with me, I like to think the best is yet to be. I know he can do it, I know he has what it takes to make the changes that can save his life. I just dont have the magic words to make him believe it. It is like watching someone you love commit suicide a little bit every day. It is breaking my heart.
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    I am sorry your hubby is not following in your footsteps. It's hard. I feel the same about mine. He has had such bad health for the last 3 years and got on board with me the first of the year, but now he has gained 5 lbs back. He knows what to do, but is just not willing to do what it takes right now. I don't think there are any magic words, they have to come to terms for themselves. Wish we could all be on the same page at the same time. May be as he sees your progress, he will want to follow you. It has to be from him. All the nagging in the world will not help him make the needed changes. So, hang in there, set the right example, and keep the junk out of the house if you can. Then it's not there to eat. When I cook, I try to make portion controlled meals and freeze the rest right away. Just a thought. Hope for the best for your situation. Keep up your hard work.
    3875 days ago
  • GRACEC29
    You're right. It is sad and heart breaking. My husband continues to have an unhealthy lifestyle, too. There are no magic words. The best and only thing we can do is to stop the nagging and just keep showing them what living a healthy lifestyle looks like as we model it for them. I know, it's hard for me to keep my mouth shut, too.

    It may take a medical issue to get the point across. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that but some people need to have a serious wake up call as to eating healthy and the importance of exercise.

    So....just wanted you to know I'm feelin your pain around this. We can really only take ourselves. Sounds like you're doing a super job of that. Your hubby is probably paying more attention than you think. emoticon
    3875 days ago
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