A loss and support, but not a loss of support.
August 29th, 2006 by Anna

 First, I had a significant loss today over yesterday. Yeah, I weigh myself daily. Can’t help it. I’m not saying it was an undeserved loss – I’ve been keeping my points/calories within reason for sure – but it was more than is really possible for a single day. I was getting scared I was already at a plateau because I was playing with the same couple of pounds for a couple of weeks. I won’t be surprised to see a rise on the scale tomorrow, but I’ll be happy with what I see today. I think my weight finally caught up with my food choices. Which is nice. What’s really cool about it is that now SparkPeople shows my goal line and my weigh-in amount exactly together. Finally. That means I’m right where I should be to reach my personal goal weight by my son’s third birthday. I realize I’m probably going to have to get in some exercise soon because my body will start fighting the weight loss otherwise. I still need to give myself time there, though. I’m under so much stress, I refuse to stress myself more by feeling guilty about not getting exercise. I do know that exercise relieves stress for me, but I can’t feel guilty if I can’t work it in right now. I have too many other things to worry about.

Now about support. My husband has always been incredibly supportive in every aspect of my life. I’ve posted about him before. But he’s offering a new support that he never really has before and it’s making quite a difference for me. See, one day he asked me to figure out his calorie intake like I’d been doing for myself. I created a SparkPeople account for him and we entered in his food eaten. At first I thought it was a one-time deal, but he’s actually being quite regular about doing this. He’s not being quite as particular as I get, grabbing up packages to enter in nutrition info for things not already there, but he’s being pretty consistent entering his food. And he’s saying things like, “I don’t have the points for that, really.” Wow! It feels so good to have someone really understand, “I don’t have enough points.” Personally. He’s always understood when I’ve said it and never said anything like “well, it won’t kill you just this time.” But now HE’S saying it. And while we’ll eat vastly different things, and he won’t start twitching when he goes over in his calories or fat for the day, I really feel less alone in this journey to be healthier. I have more than just his support, I have his understanding. I am truly blessed to have Jonathan.

One Response  
  • Karen writes:
    August 30th, 20066:51 pmat

    Please pass this on to Jonathan for me: Jonathan, you ROCK!

    Anna: God spoils us.

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