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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My husbands perspective

Last night J was telling me about another party we will be attending with some of his friends and then we were talking about our Christmas plans with our families and such. I told him I am totally on board with whatever people want to eat b/c I will be bringing my own food with me but enjoying the company. Thankfully he is so supportive of this and never gives me a hard time about it. He just expects me now to bring my soft side cooler and snacks every where I go.

I was telling him how tough I thought the month of December was going to be with all of the parties and gatherings and then he said, "You can do it, you don't even like food." HA I started laughing. I said "you think I don't even like food?" he said "yea, this won't be hard for you." We were both laughing and I said "well I will take that as a compliment, I think."

I told him, you never would have said that about me if you saw me back in the day eating out of a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough and eating 3 big bowls of fruity pebbles in one evening.

I thought his perspective was so interesting. I reminded him that I TOTALLY like food but that I TOTALLY 1000 times more like the way I feel and look and those feelings most of the time win out over the food. It is all about a choice and finally in my life I choose the better way when it comes to food, but trust me when I say this has not always been my way which is probably why I am so aware of what I eat now. In fact the majority of my life I was on the other side of the fence hoping to make it to the other side and finally...I did.

6 comments:

Jen said...

i love this post! Its so great to read that your planning ahead and planning to enjoy the people and still eat to be healthy! You will be rocking a bikini before you know it!!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

What an awesome perspective. I am in fear of the month of December. I have several planned parties to attend, but I like your idea of packing snacks.

That's good you have such a great support system. Your husband sounds like a great guy.

Jessica said...

Me likey!!!
I know quite a few people that have taken on this journey over the holiday season, and I have though, Y'ALL OR NUTS! Then I realized in my own little world, I did the same thing... I took the diet on when I had all the fresh FRUIT and pies readily available for me to feast on, summer (aka drinks at the poolside), but it was surprisingly easy. YOU'RE ROCKIN' IT! Bec and I took our own food to Kellie's wedding and it was no big deal.

Your husband is funny!

Good luck!

p.s. I've realized that women congregate around the food/kitchen. It helps to just sit on the couch or at the table far away from the food. It's like it doesn't even exist because it isn't right in front of you!!!

Becca said...

Ok, now that is awesome. How great of him to be in your corner! AND what a realization. GOOD POINT! YAY HUBS!

Sarah said...

Wow that is amazing! Good for you! I am so not there yet.

Natalie said...

good for you!!!! i'm totally doing the exact same thing! i WILL start the new year at goal weight.... I WILL!