Saturday, April 3, 2010

me and mister jones

Trying to hang on over here. Last night I went a little nuts on the food and yesterday I was unable to get away for a walk. I want to really rock today and tomorrow so I can see a loss on Monday.
The Mister and I have BOTH gained over 50lbs since getting married 10 years ago. This has much to do with our habit of having wine, making something yummy and watching a movie. This all happens after the kids are in bed. It has become not only our favorite, but now our only activity. Once a week would be fine, but sometimes it is four times a week! When he is working nights, I'll do it by myself.
Poor Mister now has high blood pressure, bad knee, terrible heart burn and sleep apnea. We both know if he loses the weight, all this will probably go away. He has decided to do Medifast and while it wouldn't be my choice, I'm in full support. This could be the thing for him. We have decided that it will be.
When we were in California the other week we looked at a vibrant older couple having dinner. We knew they were both physicians from New Zealand, here to speak at the conference Mister was attending. They were slim, beautifully dressed and groomed. Grey hair and wrinkled skin, yet lovely and handsome. More vibrant and energetic than us, who are 30 years younger. During that trip, we took a vow to each other and to ourselves, to live life to the fullest, to get out of our rut, to take excellent care of ourselves, not just the kids.
Losing this weight is just one of the many changes we plan to make, but it is the first and most important this for both of us.


  1. Good for you. Isn't that just the hardest thing sometimes? Treating ourselves as well as we treat our kids or other loved ones? I believe you can do it!

    Paul and I have made a huge effort to eat early with the girls (like between 5:30 and 6:00), and then stay out of the snacks for the rest of the night. I can say that I think we're both sleeping better and feeling better for it. Like you, we used to love to eat and drink late. It wasn't uncommon for me to have dinner at 9:00. This change has made a big difference for us, so I'll be hoping it works out for you, too!

  2. Changing couple habits is so much harder than just one person's. Sounds like you have a great plan and I hope it works well for you. And re: your extension, you do what you need to do. This is your path. Nobody else's. Keep it up.