Thursday, March 20, 2008


He is now up to 250 pounds. He was around 205. And he admitted tonight that he needs to lose weight. So, tomorrow morning...we are just going to eat healthy. I decided against Nutri Systems as I do not think he would like the food and thus he would not stick with it.

I like Adkins...but I don't think it's so good for him....even if he added in some carbs.

I do quite well on Weight Watchers....but he is not about to count points, measure food, etc. And I am planning a trip and will be gone 3 weeks next month and then he is traveling most of May.

So tonight, we agreed on a "plan". Who knows if it will work...but at least I plan to try to help him with it. It's been 5 years since we did a diet together. I know, women should never diet with men. But we seem to do this quite well together. We are simply going to eat a lot of salads and fresh fruit and veggies. If we eat out, we will eat salad. No sugar. Lots of water. Very little white flour, if any. Low carb whole wheat bagels and pita bread. Low fat everthing and we are going to watch cholesterol in food.

He agreed to start walking on the treadmill tomorrow.

At least he is willing to try.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I had to laugh at the suggestion hubby use "portion control" in his diet. He really is an obsessive/compulisive type of guy. He will sit and eat an entire bag of potato chips. Or a whole bag of cookies. He buys a new train bed, all the buildings, the grass and trees, and new trains and it all still sits in the original box. He will have 5 new suits tailor made and not wear a one of them. He will go out on the ATV for 5 days in a row and then not go again for a year.

It's an interesting thing to watch and I do know it must have an impact on his diabetes. He goest through phases where he will be 100% religious about meds/shots/exercise/diet.....and then not even take his shots per schedule for days on end.

Portion control is just not going to work with this guy.

We are back home and we will do more research on nutri systems today. He did diet and exercise 5 years ago and I've been trying to convince him that it's as good as time as any to do it all again. We will see what today brings. He did confess last night that he needs to lose 50 pounds. Hmmm....probably closer to 100, but we can start with 50!