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Slow and steady and its not a race

Friday, September 11, 2009

One month ago my husband quit drinking. He was a heavy drinker and it was taking a toll on his health among other things. At the same time, he quit smoking, started eating healthy, gave up everything bad for him. He's lost 20 lbs in one month. You'd think i'd be happy right? Wrong.
I am happy for him but I found myself feeling jealous. I've been trying to eat healthy and exercise for years now but my will power fizzled out each time. Watching him lose weight so quickly was frustrating.
I am now realizing that no two people can get healthy the same way. I would say to him spitefully thet he was the "Hare" and I was tortoise. I was going to win. I know now that it isn't a race at all. I will make my small changes with diet and exercise. He can do it how he wants. And with mutual support we can both win.
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    I agree, everyone is different. :)
    Good for you for not giving in to the negative voices!
    You go, girl!
    3821 days ago
  • VEDDIE78
    Absolutely! I gave up trying to "compete" with my husband. Men generally lose faster than women do. It would drive me bananas that I can take me over a month to lose 5 pounds and it can take him only a week. It's good to do your own thing, but continue to support each other.
    3821 days ago
    Sounds like that SlimQuick commercial with the cartoon husband and wife and the husband instantly loses weight and the wife doesn't. I hear ya. I was actually thinking about this this morning as my progress has been very slow the last few months and I am highly frustrated, but I thought to myself, I'm not going to go back to eating the way I use to, so just keep doing what you're doing and the weight will come off eventually. It may take 2 years vs. the 2 months we would like it to take. Consistency is the key! Good luck with your journey. Keep your head up!
    3821 days ago
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