I Need to Lose Some Weight But It's Really Hard

I need to lose about 60lb and I am having the worst time doing it.  I have 2 kids and I tend to eat the leftover off there plates without even thinking about what I am doing.  I have been trying to reduce my intake of food and drinking water instead of anything else but it really hard with a husband who weighs 130lbs and eats what he wants and doesn't gain a pound he sit next to me and mows down chips and cookie drinks soda.  He does this in fornt of me and it's hard for me to resist a few chips and such I just don't know what to do it's really hard
cuddliekitten cuddliekitten
18-21, F
4 Responses Feb 1, 2007

Your goal shouldn't just be to lose the pounds, it should also be to be a healthier and happier person. And that's why you should sit down with your husband and talk to him about his eating habits too. Tell him that you want to make a lifestyle change that will help you be thinner and trimmer and that you would love his support. Ask him to join you in eating healthier so you can both live longer and happier. Explain to him that it makes it really hard for you when he eats junk food right in front of you. <br />
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And then get started. :)<br />
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Other people have covered what you should do to lose the weight, so I'm not going to add any more. <br />
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Hope this helps!

Protein and low glycemic veggies and fruits will help you feel fuller longer and drinking lots of water. There are many ways to lose weight but it won't happen just by dieting and dieting is a short term thing anyhow. I'm making a lifestyle change for many reasons. As far as eating your kids scraps, you have to lose the idea that it's wasting food if you throw it away. You wouldn't save it for your kids to eat again so toss it in the trash. Start making healthy meals that everyone loves. Find a recipe website or a few that can show you how to change current foods for healthier foods that still give you the same taste and satisfaction. (like substituting ground turkey for beef, low fat milk products instead of high fat milk products etc) If your husband is eating that crap in front of you, well he's your saboteur and so are you sabatoging your efforts by eating kids scraps too. If you want to lose weight you can find substitutes for chips and such when your hubby eats that eat some low fat or baked chips, I do and I get the same satisfaction but less fat etc. I don't miss the other stuff. In fact I eat less of the baked stuff in one sitting as I find there's more flavour and you tend to have to chew it more as the baked snacks have more texture to them, at least I find that. I also live the 80/20 rule, eat right 80 % of the time and 20 % of the time allow for a little leeway in your eating. Eat a little higher fat or higher calorie stuff. Don't be so rigid because if you do you will again sabotage yourself. Eat right Monday to Friday and ease up on the weekends. Still watch what you eat just don't restrict yourself too much. If you cut 250 calories per day from your eating and then burned say 500 calories every other day from exercise you should see some results. Take a multivitamin/multimineral supplement just to assure you're covered and have your cholesterol, and blood pressure and blood sugars and triglycerides checked first and then you'll know how much you'll have to change eating wise. Watch your salt/sodium intake as that makes your body hold more water. Watch sugar intake (as in white table sugar, brown sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, etc) as that makes your hunger go out of whack, eliminate white flour and eat whole grains. It's hard and it doesn't have to be done all at once. It isn't an all or nothing thing. Change one habit per week until all of that is now your new lifestyle. Drink plenty of water, ease up on caffeine(coffee, tea, cola and even chocolates have some caffeine, eat dark chocolate chips with some almonds and raisins) <br />
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By the way just because your husband is skinny it doesn't make him healthy. He could have high blood sugar problems and all kinds of problems due to eating that junk food all the time. Skinny doesn't mean healthy and being heavier doesn't mean unhealthy either. <br />
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It's really what you eat and how active you are. Remember little steps turn into big results. <br />
I'm learning all this all over again myself since my health has taken a wee turn down due to high blood pressure and a few other issues caused by my poor eating habits. I am changing that slowly and starting exercising programs at the gym now that I have my docotrs approval. So let's keep in touch and we can support each other. <br />
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I hope I've helped you somehow.

Protein is a great way to feel fuller longer. I want to be a fitness instructor so this is fun for me. And here is a site for healthy food to make for the day:<br />
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http://www.whfoods.com/index.html<br />
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I have a site with the description "9 Way to go from thick to thin" but It did not post on here to well. If you want, you can PM me and I could email it to you or something. It is where I got that protein thing from.<br />
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Also for some women it is hormones that keep them from losing weight. You will need medication for that I think. If you need anything else I will try to help.

My boyfriend is 6'2" and a very skinny 170lbs and he eats like a lumberjack too! He can put away a whole pizza without bl<x>inking an eye. It makes it SO much harder for me to watch what I'm eating when he wants to eat like that. I feel your pain! Don't give up!!!!