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Oh y’all....my feet are NOT happy. But I forced myself to do two laps around the park....maybe the equivalent of an 880. DH was with DD on the basketball court and they were trying to shoot with the volleyball....not the same. I used to play many moons ago. I might be nuts but I had been thinking about getting an adult tricycle for a while so I am looking at prices and then just because I added a basketball to my Amazon cart. We did bring Trouble run afterwards and DH asked me if I wanna bacon burger. I said I will settle for a salad. But we can each lose 100 pounds and still be over weight so maybe we in this together. So I do have hypothyroidism and that really does mess me up.
 

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Oh y’all....my feet are NOT happy. But I forced myself to do two laps around the park....maybe the equivalent of an 880. DH was with DD on the basketball court and they were trying to shoot with the volleyball....not the same. I used to play many moons ago. I might be nuts but I had been thinking about getting an adult tricycle for a while so I am looking at prices and then just because I added a basketball to my Amazon cart. We did bring Trouble run afterwards and DH asked me if I wanna bacon burger. I said I will settle for a salad. But we can each lose 100 pounds and still be over weight so maybe we in this together. So I do have hypothyroidism and that really does mess me up.
Every little bit counts! You are on your way to better health! :weee
 

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Weight loss is difficult. My husband was at 300 pounds when I married him. It took a year of me cooking good food for him, griping at him for eating junk food and bragging on every pound he lost--to lose 75 pounds. He always had a weight problem. Working on the farm helped him because he got good exercise.

Keep on with the walking, it will burn calories and increase your stamina. :clap
 

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So I just got off the phone with my younger sister. I am older but in better health. So she told me to go over to her house tomorrow and she will let me have her stationary bike for rainy days (and safety) until I can get a tricycle and she told me I can pick up a tricycle at a certain pawn shop so I might go that route. DH really didn’t do well with the walk and really he has been after me to walk for a while. His knees are not so good. Maybe he can use a bike as well. Now that he is recuperated from his surgery maybe he can work on the rest of him. Poor guy. Guess I best rest up for whatever tomorrow will bring.
 

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I think evenings are hard for DH. He went to the grocery store with me and OMG!!! He is working against so many of my goals. He bought sweets while I was picking salad supplies. Then he stopped at the Dollar Store and I stayed in the truck and just asked him for some sugar free hard candy. I forgot what he really stopped for but he loaded up on so many canned soups and I am trying to empty the shelves. I mean doesn’t he think I can make chicken soup? He is in really bad pain and probably needs surgery on his knees. It would be great if we can get on the same page. I don’t know how long it took me to unload the groceries and pick everything up. He grabbed about 5 heads of cabbage for New Years and I found the manager and asked for the loose leaves for the animals. We dropped off 2 bags to the goats. He somehow thought it would be good for the pregnant does.
So the little pig has a small pen in the yard. I will post a picture. The mess in the back is the neighbors yard but in all kindness let me remind y’all we are all recovering from a horrible, monster storm.
I brought Trouble to my farm to feed my animals and check the mail and then I took her running at her usual spot but she got scared because of the fireworks. Then I picked up DH to get just a few groceries. I really wanted a salad with some baked chicken. I am still baking the chicken.
 

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I think evenings are hard for DH. He went to the grocery store with me and OMG!!! He is working against so many of my goals. He bought sweets while I was picking salad supplies. Then he stopped at the Dollar Store and I stayed in the truck and just asked him for some sugar free hard candy. I forgot what he really stopped for but he loaded up on so many canned soups and I am trying to empty the shelves. I mean doesn’t he think I can make chicken soup? He is in really bad pain and probably needs surgery on his knees. It would be great if we can get on the same page. I don’t know how long it took me to unload the groceries and pick everything up. He grabbed about 5 heads of cabbage for New Years and I found the manager and asked for the loose leaves for the animals. We dropped off 2 bags to the goats. He somehow thought it would be good for the pregnant does.
So the little pig has a small pen in the yard. I will post a picture. The mess in the back is the neighbors yard but in all kindness let me remind y’all we are all recovering from a horrible, monster storm.
I brought Trouble to my farm to feed my animals and check the mail and then I took her running at her usual spot but she got scared because of the fireworks. Then I picked up DH to get just a few groceries. I really wanted a salad with some baked chicken. I am still baking the chicken.
My DH doesn't support my health goals either. He doesn't discourage them - he just wants his cake and to eat it too. I heard someone on public radio talking about changing the environment to change food choices. I don't remember enough to find the speaker, but I do remember a couple bits
  1. People with clean/clear kitchen counters snack less (maybe weigh less too?)
  2. People who leave a toaster on the counter either weigh more or consume more calories.
  3. Fruit consumption can be increased by leaving a fruit basket in a conspicuous place AND keeping a variety of fruits in it. I don't remember how many varieties of fruit was the magic number to increase consumption, possibly 3.
I really wish I could find the information again. It was so interesting. It did help me change a lot of things that have helped me. One of the changes is that all of DH's unhealthy food gets stashed in the most inaccessible spot in my kitchen. For me, it's the little cupboard above the fridge. He's tall so it doesn't bother him much, but it prevents me from opening a cupboard, seeing some junk food and suddenly wanting it.

I've also unpackaged food and stored it in canning jars so that my food choices aren't influenced by packaging.

I am very, very careful to keep DH out of a grocery store. There is no asking him to get one thing - he will get everything on sale. Definitely never let him in a store when he is hungry! :gig

It's incredibly difficult when your family isn't on the same page, but there are still things we can do to help ourselves make good choices!

Here's a similar link to the message I heard on the radio: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/...how-set-your-environment-help-you-lose-weight
 

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I am very, very careful to keep DH out of a grocery store. There is no asking him to get one thing - he will get everything on sale. Definitely never let him in a store when he is hungry! :gig

definitely no shopping while hungry helps a great deal in how much junk food i might buy. however, i'm not the person who buys a lot of it. Mom does. she likes chips, pretzels, etc and buys all sorts of things i'd not buy because i know myself better. plus she buys things at times without really reading the label and since i hate throwing away food i end up eating it. i need to make her take stuff back more or to give it away.
 

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Currently building a salad. Next one will be better because it will have boiled eggs. Gonna need to buy way more lettuce if I keep up at this rate. I had been having a lot of cheese in the fridge for a while and I just shredded a bit for the salad. I think it wants something crunchy like sunflower seeds. Yeah!! Actually I am building twin salads. DH loves olives in his salad. Got it!!
 

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