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Teaching an old dog new tricks. As hard as it sounds.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

What can I have?
Can I eat this?
Is this ok?
I forgot to tell you I had three sugar free cookies. I remembered three was the "magic" number so that's all I ate.
Sigh. DH is trying hard to learn to eat better but it's very difficult when his view of certain foods is so narrow. I tried to get him to eat a yogurt recommended by the MD to balance his insides.
Remember the kids with heads turned sideways and the word "No!" sneaking out between those lips just before the proximity of the spoon causes their lips to seal shut?
His reaction wasn't as dramatic but I ate the opened yogurt.
I said I'd mix it with the bananas I have frozen (for future use when too ripe) and it will be like soft serve ice cream.
He'll think about it.

He has made great strides in less snacks and is accepting of a lot of changes. I am watching to see he doesn't lose weight now.

Mine hasn't changed and I know if I ate what he did, it'd balloon upward!
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    Harrumph... you are a loving, caring woman who is constantly pushed to your limits. I wish I could help.
    1361 days ago
    Tough battles, trying to get someone ELSE to eat what the doctor suggests... it's hard enough with ourselves! Hang in there! emoticon
    1361 days ago
    My DH is picky too but he loves yoghurt and makes it himself! I add it to smoothies, DH might just like them even though you don't. I add chia seeds or psyllium husk to my smoothies sometimes; after a stint in the fridge it sets them into a delicious cold pudding which you can top with even more fruit or yoghurt.
    I use yoghurt as a garnish for soup and as the base of a salad dressing, also mix it 50:50 with mayonnaise. And... Tah Dah... with equal quantities of whipped cream and everybody LOVES it as a side with cakes or on top of dessert. Try it, you'll love it.

    But there are pills full of probiotics and maybe that is the path of least resistance. I daresay Allan is a bit over taking pills?
    You are an angel, OJ!
    1362 days ago
    Change is hard. emoticon to you both!!
    1362 days ago
  • ALICIA363

    I shall enjoy today now. Wishing you a peaceful moment here and there.
    1362 days ago
    emoticon I so understand! Good job for trying. What he puts in his body is his choice! But at least he is thinking about it!
    1362 days ago
    Well ... at least he is thinking about it!!!!

    I looooooove frozen bananas. I am moving on from my "weak week".

    Onward and downward.
    1363 days ago
    I hate to even think getting to the point where I'd have to feed my husband. He doesn't eat anything that's good for him except fruit. He will eat fruit.

    1363 days ago
    My hubby has the same reaction to yogurt. But he does love most veggies and fruits so I can't complain. My hubby eats a lot worse than I do. He has a sweet tooth too.
    1363 days ago
    Unbeknownst to my DH, I have made frozen banana "almost ice cream" and he loves it. Guess what one of the ingredients is . . . yogurt, which he won't touch with a 10-foot spoon. **SIGH**

    1363 days ago
    Teaching new tricks is tough...good thing you are tougher. Annnnd dang it, do not eat that which you never intended to. If the hub thinks you will throw something out, he might just step it up and eat it. Working your plan is waaaay more important than one carton of yogurt. Smile, nod, disengage...happily ever after continually evolves right along with those habits and tricks!
    1363 days ago
    Hate to be gender stereotyping here but : I've NEVER found a guy who eats yogourt!! In fact, purported "yogourt" eating (on a so-called "guys' weekend") was a leading clue in a case I dealt with many years ago . . .
    1363 days ago
    Oh, boy. My hubby would be the same way. He once tod me not to tell him if yogurt and the likes were in something I made. I have to purée onions, etc.
    maybe you can too??
    1363 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1363 days ago
    I have to watch my husbands offerings too...
    1363 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    I know what you mean. If I ate everything my DH ate, I would gain pounds every day. Notice the plural, poundS , Keep pushing.
    1363 days ago
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