Sunday, October 3, 2010

Partner Up

I had a great talk with my husband this evening about my struggles – or, more specifically, our struggles – with this journey of late. We have both gained back approximately the same amount of weight and are going through very similar issues with craving sweeter foods, being less careful with what we are eating in general, and being more prone to miss out on exercising. Plus, we have been doing so while in each other’s presence, so it becomes a bit of a cyclic system with each of us lacking in our steadfastness and dedication to stay on track which then makes it easier for the other person to do the same.

I think, though, that the conversation we had this evening will help. Neither of us are overly happy with how we have been doing and so I think getting back on the same page with the intention to do better together will really make things easier. It always helps to have someone fight the fight by your side!

- 6 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1 chocolate delite fiber bar
- 1/4 cup homemade granola
- 1 homemade blueberry strawberry and white chocolate muffin with butter
- 2 homemade lavender shortbread cookies
- 1 1/2 cups carrots, broccoli, and red and yellow peppers with Mexican dip
- 3 slice Hawaiian pizza
- 1 pumpkin spice steamed soy milk
- 1 large ginger molasses cookie
- 2 cups mint chocolate bar ice cream blend

- 45 minute walk


  1. It definately helps being on the same page. I've recently started my own weight loss journey, after 3 babies, and I couldn't do it without my hubby being so supportive. But like anything, we slip backwards, but you can catch up! Take a 'state of the union' look at things, reassess and make new goals! Sometimes making out weight targets out goals gets harder as we lose weight, why dont' you pat yourself on the back for things like A) Drinking your water, B) Exercising 4 times in a week... etc etc. Baby Steps never get old. xx

  2. I've noticed recently that the foods you've been eating were mostly sweet too... Like the foods you posted above, except for the veggies nad mexican dip, they're all sweet. Healthy!!! but sweet. I have a sweet tooth too and sometimes the only thing that curbs it is to force myself to eat not sweet things for a few days. It's too easy for me to let the not good for you sweets creep in when I'm on a sweet food kick. Good Luck, I'm sure by supporting each other the two of you will get back on track in no time!

  3. I try to incorporate fruits into my sweets. For instance, apples dipped in peanut butter, or bananas with cool whip.

  4. being accountible to each other and being on the same page will hopefully help! For whatever it's worth, you're still SUCH and inspiration to me!

  5. I have been doing what kristi does...honey and apples or a banana which is killer sweet...I watched a video jack lalanne did where he mushed up a banana, sprinkled raisins and coconut over it and then put honey on's so sweet it'll make you pucker. and all good for you.
    Glad you guys are talking it out and getting back on the same page.

  6. Good to hear you are making changes in your diet. Look on the bright are now closer to your goal than when you first began:)