Monday, February 02, 2009
On a regular basis, I hear from my significant other that I do not need to lose weight, I’m just fine the way I am, he thinks I look wonderful, blah, blah, blah! Now don’t get me wrong this is nice to hear and reassuring to me and I know there are cruel people out there that put down their significant other’s or make little comments that can completely crush one’s ego and I am more than grateful that is not the case….but he does have issues taunting me with goodies and yummies that he KNOWS I am trying to stay away from!! I will come home from kickboxing to the smell of cookies or brownies baking…not only does he BUY them, he’s gotta bake them and fill the house with the tempting aroma!!! He is a wonderful cook and his food is hard to resist! Since I’ve asked him to start making my food a little different than the norm, he’s grudgingly obliged but I think sneaks something bad in there every now and again so imagine my surprise when I asked him to pick up some popsicles for the girls (we had a family member’s young daughters stay the weekend) and he came home with Sugar Free popsicles made with Splenda and low fat string cheese snacks!!! I was so happy that he made that choice at the store, without me being with him or having lectured him in a while. I came home for lunch today, popped open the fridge when going for a string cheese saw the snacks were in fact, low fat! I first thought, this is a mistake, he grabbed the wrong bag but decided to check the freezer too, low and behold the sugar free popsicles!! I’m so proud of him for getting on board!!! I’ve completely cut soda from my diet and my daughters too not just for diet but for dental health benefits as well and realized he’s been coming home with single 20 oz sodas for himself, not 2 liters he can store in the fridge another possible way he’s helping us out! So, I am super proud he’s “on board” and helping out with my decision to lead a healthier lifestyle!! What a pleasant surprise for a Monday!