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.