Since starting my journey at the beginning of March, I just LOVE sharing what I know with those people closest to me. I'm not one who loves to preach, but I enjoy sharing my experiences to those who listen. I guess that's why I love blogging so much. We share in the journey to become healthier, and therefore we enjoy each other's stories.
Well, I think I've finally got through to my Wonderful Husband. He finally promised this weekend to start tracking what he's eating. I think he's finally gotten a little scared with his weight. We are using Spark People to track our food, and I've changed some things so that we can monitor his cholesterol, protein, carbs, and fats. He PROMISED me that he'd use it.
Well, I got a phone call just after lunch. He was positive it wasn't working properly. He said that there was NO WAY he could have eaten 1500 calories for lunch! I asked him what he had. Here's his list; 4 chicken strips with ranch, macaroni & cheese, and potatoes au' gratin. I had to laugh. I told him that he was LUCKY it was only 1500 calories, and he probably ate more like 2000.
So, I think today my Wonderful Husband had his first realization about how many calories he's actually eating. I just hope that it sticks with him, and helps him become healthier. It's much easier for a couple to become and stay healthy when they do it together.