He just turned 46 in December. He is 6' 5'" and almost 300 pounds. He has a history of heart attacks and heart disease is his family. He will eat dinner and then turn around 30 minutes later and eat almost a whole bag of chips. I have changed my eating habits, completely quit drinking sodas and started exercising. I feel so much better. I have lost 35 pounds , still have 20 more to lose though, uggghhh. Anyway, I would love for him to feel as great as I do and for us to be able to exercise together. I just don't know how to bring this up without it going wrong in so many ways. Any advice??Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 10:17 AM on Mar. 18, 2013
Well, besides just not buying the stuff that you don't want him to eat, I don't know how to suggest getting around an uncomfortable discussion. I agree with missanc though, by telling him you want him to be healthy so you can both experience the future together. Nobody wants to bury their spouse (well, most of us don't) and have to start over alone.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:29 AM on Mar. 18, 2013
Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 18, 2013
Mine does that too. He's not that heavy, but he buys his own junk and brings it home. What sucks is that mine will complain about the junk food in the house (I will buy veggie chips for the kids and he sees that as junk as well), but then he turns around and brings chocolate and candy home. It's easy for me to resist that stuff, but not as easy for him. My DH works out though, so I think he feels like he can because of that.
It sounds like the only thing that you can do is have that uncomfortable discussion. Maybe think of something to do that would require some weight loss on his behalf and then make a goal (zip lining, whitewater rafting, something active but fun)
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:49 AM on Mar. 18, 2013
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