Evenings can be one of the most dangerous times for parents trying to lose weight. Once the kids are in bed and you finally have a moment to relax, it feels good to enjoy a snack in front of the TV. The problem is most parents go for a sweet or salty snack that will not help them reach their goals. Take a minute to ask yourself if that snack is really what you want right now.
How can two people who are lost, hurting, and full of anger and resentment, come to a point of feeling fulfilled, loved, and supported? It was a rocky road for my husband and me, with many ups and downs, but here are some things that helped me to feel closer to my husband when so much distance had grown between us.
If you are someone who, for whatever reason, has gotten off track with your weight loss- I want you to know I understand and you are not alone in what you are experiencing. There is no reason to feel shame. I also encourage you to make time to reflect on what you want for yourself. Where do you see yourself in a year? Three years? Five years? Dig deep and imagine the best case scenario, then plan for that! You can do it! A set back can not stop you. It didn't stop me.
As much as HR departments will claim otherwise, weight prejudice in the workplace is real. A study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that those with a high BMI are judged more harshly by peers and seen as less effective than their slimmer colleagues. It seems that people have no issues aiming overly cruel comments toward overweight and obese people because there are few consequences.
Most bloggers likely will share stories about how amazing their love life and marriage has been after weight loss, and while that is all true, I am writing this with full transparency. Navigating love and marriage after weight loss is hard. My husband and I have to work very hard to maintain our relationship and show each other love and support in a whole new way after I lost 173 pounds, naturally with diet and exercise.