Saturday, April 2, 2011

I still dream of Cheeseburgers

Diet!  Oh how I loathe that word.  I have never attempted a full diet before.  I have watched my mom off and on again over the years start one and then a week later slip back into old habits.  I decided after watching her that if she couldn't make it work I never would either, so I never tried.  For the most part have been content and okay with my weight.  YES, I would have my fat days... but I also have gotten to the point where I don't and didn't look in mirrors.  I actually only have ONE mirror in my entire house, and it is in the bathroom.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Daniel is another story since I have known him he has always worried and hated that he is overweight.  He has dieted off and on over the years, exercised until he couldn't anymore after hurting himself, and so on.   I always verbally supported him while eating my Taco Bell.  In January D decided that he was "over being fat", and looked into a program at one of the local hospitals.  We have known several people to have done this diet and had great results.  So I made a decision to do it along side Daniel so that maybe it would stick this time and be something that he would succeed at because it is so important to him.  I didn't know what I was getting myself into.

We are now in week 7 Daniel is down 35 pounds, and I am down around 30.  I am no longer ONLY shopping in the plus sized section in stores which I haven't been able to do so in a long time.  When I look at myself in the mirror I still see heavy me. But I get encouraged when I try on clothing and they fall off me.  I know that I have a LONG way to go, and I know that I will never be skinny.  But I proved to myself that I can do it! I have supported my husband in something I know is important to him.  As I am typing this he came out in a pair of shorts that are 40's and to large.  So down to a 38 he goes!! 

We decided when we started this that it was going to be more a lifestyle change then a diet and I have tried to keep looking at it that way.  Yes there are days when I would kill a man for a cheeseburger, but I have learned so much about me and who I am.  I have learned that it is easy to say NO!  I have also learned that I  don't have to eat to be happy, I don't have to eat when there is nothing else to do.  I have learned that I actually do like Brussels Sprouts, and many other veggies I once hated.  

I may continue to lose weight once I am out of this "core" program that I am in, I will more then likely gain some and or most back over time.  But I have learned that I can do something when I put my mind to it, even if it is hard, and it has been hard! But I know at the end of the day when Daniel and I are in bed laughing at all the extra room that we didn't have 7 weeks ago it is something that we did/are doing together and that is why I have been so successful.

Have I mentioned that I am proud of him??

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is awesome Denise!! What an inspiration. Keep up the good work you guys!