Monday, June 10, 2013

Getting the Family on Board - Still in Progress

I had a reader comment last week that she was happy to see my blog. That it was different than all the rest "where the whole family is on board with healthy eating and lifestyle and I think not fair, how do you get your husband on board?! all to say it's nice to read something real! "

like I've said in the past, and I'll continue to say, my husband will eat nearly ANYTHING I put in front of him. So, if I cook a healthy dinner he will eat it and love it (or at least pretend, because he's a good husband).  However, I do not control his eating habits nor have I changed them, when I'm not doing the cooking. 

My husband is back on the road this week. This means, out to restaurants and usually at least one bar/pub. That of course equal bar/pub food. I don't know about you, but every bar I've ever eaten at, serves nothing but health food, so he's good to go... Yeah Right! 

So, I just received a picture text from Tim, about what's on the menu tonight.  I had to share this with all of you, just so you know how serious I am about how different our eating habits are. 

(The "Big Ass BLT", one pound of bacon)

My favorite part about this conversation... his last statement. I'm SO glad he doesn't feel bad because he didn't order the fries. Oh goodness. Clearly everything I've been saying to him for the last two years has gone in one ear and out the other (typical man - ha!) 

This is how my husband eats... EVERY CHANCE HE GETS! I figure it's his life, his body, his choices. I'm happy that he happily eats the dinners I cook. I do sometimes wish he would put just a LITTLE bit of effort into supporting the changes I'm (trying) to make for our family... you know, like NOT send me pictures of sandwiches with an entire pound of bacon on them?! ;)

Sigh... Husbands, gotta love em! 

The fact of the matter is, I've got to remember why I'm doing this. It never was to change Tim or his habits. If he picks a few up and chooses to make changes, that's great. However, I decided to do this for me, for our son, for our future. If anybody would have "made" me do this before I was ready, it wouldn't have worked. 

Only YOU can make you stay on track. Only YOU can make your decisions.

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