Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Could Get Used To This

After the initial shock of someone else making changes around my house I am totally on board.  We had the best weekend!  We have an annual membership to the Oregon Zoo and we went both days and walked around to get our steps in.  I didn't gain weight over the weekend and I love not being the only one counting my calories.  It's a whole new topic of conversation for us now.  I am even able to help him with his Myfitnesspal app.  I feel like there are so many more activities available to us now that we both want to walk places.  I can't wait for this weekend! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Getting With The Program

I've had a couple days to get used to the changes that need to be made around my house.  You don't realize how much buying things at the grocery store becomes a habit that supports your eating habit.  I spent all day today trying to stock up on the right kind of low carb low sugar foods while still getting what I want.  What I realized is what I want is to continue eating like I have been but lose weight.  Since that's not going to happen I think I'll give this new style of eating a try.  I really don't need that much pasta and bread and I obviously don't have losing weight all figured out so it really does seem like it's worth a try.
One thing I noticed is how expensive all the foods are that are low carb, high protein and produce.  Luckily since my husband just quit nicotine gum we are saving $200 a month there.  Also, if we eat out less it should all even out in the end.  Even though the beginning of a lifestyle change is hard I know it will be worth it in the end. 
I am so thankful for my stationary bike and incredibly walkable neighborhood.  Exercise is the one consistently goal orientated thing I do and it really makes me feel better.  I skip days sometimes and the next day I always dread it a lot less because it really does help.  Of course, if life get busy it can easily go out the window.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Rubber Meet Road

Sometimes things just click and we start watching what we eat and exercising for no specific reason.  Other times you are faced with a goal weight, be it self imposed or doctor mandated.  We have just been presented with the latter.  I have wanted my husband to take his health seriously for a long time, now it seems that he will be forced to make some changes.  The scary part is I will have to make some changes too.  I don't really like change, and I prefer to be the in control person.  He needs a low carbohydrate diet, and I love carbs! 
I felt a little overwhelmed at first, but I can see now that it's really better for both of us.  We aren't getting any younger and if we want to do the things we have planned we will need to get fit and save money.  UGH!!!!  It always comes down to those two things.  At least exercising is still part of my routine.