That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
My family is very supportive, and have changed the way they are eating some foods. My mom is even making some GBS friendly recipes that I will be able to have for Thanksgiving. But I know that there are still alot of things that I am going to have to tolerate because they are not going to completely change..... Tomorrow my job is bringing in doughnuts for everyone. I will have my apple with yogurt peanut butter dip...
My family, and my friends have adjusted well to my WLS. I am glad that right now, in my life, I am single. I have too much stuff to do to fix me right now: eat right, work out, get in shape, finish my second Master's degree, fix up the house, etc. Don't really have time for a significant other right now...
I have been married for ten years and made the decision to approach.
Like a single person: no reliance on my husband, develop my habits with or without him, and take care of myself and devote the time to it like I live alone..
This weekend, he ate four chocolate bars, lots of chips, KFC and eggs benedict in front of me. Luckily, I am not hungry yet, but if he does do it in our home, my response is not to support him and to take care of myself..
Ultimately, we can.
That they will assist (learn how to cook our meals, not eat when they know we are hungry, etc.) If they can't do it, then we still have to be good to ourselves. This, to me, has meant.
And eating alone. Quiet, but really meditative times. Make yourself the priority and do what you have to in order to be healthy, is my best advice...
This is a simplistic little article, and somewhat slanted toward the spouse, but the valuable suggestion is to pursue relationship therapy..
It can make all the difference in resolving addiction issues in a marriage. Marital disord is one of the side effects that occur post.
And in recovery,.
Just deal with it one step at a time....
I know exactly how you feel, my husband is about 50lbs overweight and is on insulin at night and takes a handfull of medication for cholesterol blood pressure circulation diabetes etc. I want him to live for a very long time but he is eating his way to the grave. It scares me and we talk about it but he is very stubborn. He was even gonna have the.
Done but has talked himself out of it. I try to fix healthy meals but then he gets mad because he doesn't have his potato or his pasta. I quit making those things because he doesn't eat just a portion he eats until it is gone. My daughter is also overweight and is trying to work on eating better but when he insists on bringing dohnuts and junk home it makes it very hard for her and he knows this also but he is the first one to tell her she is gaining weight. Trust me I know your frustration. He goes to the doc tomorrow because his sugar has been.
Extremely high from 250 to 300 so we will see what happens. And he never feels good, well duh! I am sorry I just had to get all that out. I do feel your pain...
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things..
Leonardo Da Vinci.
You must be the change you want to see in the world..
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world that is the myth of the atomic age as in being able to remake ourselves..
I have a wonderfully supportive family and my husband is supportive in me making MY decision but has been adiment that he doesn't care what I look like. he is 6'9 and 250... for those who can't picture it- he is a giant bean pole! My Medifast diet and lifestyle have to change but his do not. Tonight I watched him eat 6 peanut butter cups for halloween and eat an entire cupcake in one bite. I wasn't jealous, upset, or angry nor did I feel unsupported- that is just him and that is who he is and I love him for who he is. I accept him for who he is- just as he always accepted me.
If his health ever changed because of these habits, I still hold the upper hand. I buy the groceries. I make the meals. If he wants to sneak out and hurt himself- I will express my hurt and hopes for him to stop but that's all I could do...
Sorry you are so frustrated with your husband. Before I even started this I asked my husband if he would be willing to fend for himself because I needed to make theses changes. It is working great. Now when I cook something I'll eat a few bites and he will eat the rest. He has come down in weight as well but he also still eats some junk food..
Personally the worst thing that anyone could have done with me would have been to nag me about my eating, weight or health. This is a personal process and no one else can understand until they have walked in your shoes. Having expectations of others only leads to our own disappointments in the end and we only drive ourselves crazy by thinking that we can make other people change..
Since this is my choice to have a new relationship with Medifast food I haven't had any problem when anyone eats something in front of me. I'm doing this for me and I just think that others are responsible for whatever they choose to eat..
In the end we all do this alone. Does your program have follow up groups? Ours is open to support people and my husband has been to all of them. It is a great way for them to understand more. If we don't educate them then they won't know what we need from them..
Begging, pleading, nagging and bitching for someone to change is the best way to get the opposite of what you want. Let it go..
Live your life, eat what you need to eat and let others do the same...