Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I want to be the only one

My husband went to the grocery store the other day, getting our groceries for the week. Part of the key to weight loss is planning ahead, so we make our menu for the week and then buy all the groceries at once.

As I was putting the groceries away, I noticed that he didn't buy the case of beer that he normally buys each week. "Hey Babe, where's your 805?" I asked.

My husband informed me that he decided to quit drinking. "You're trying to lose weight, and I support you," he said. "You've been working hard, so I wanted to try, too."

I don't know why, but this kind of upsets me.

I love that he supports me. But I'm doing so well, and now he's going to stop drinking beer and probably lose 20 pounds in one weekend. I don't know why this is so bothersome to me. Why can't we both ose weight? Why can't we both be successful?

I don't know, but we can't. I want to be the only successful one.

This makes me want to eat a whole can of Pringles.


  1. Interesting! I don't like it when my husband tries to lose weight with me - but not because I don't want him to be successful, but because it's SO easy for him that it gets discouraging for me. He can lose 20 lbs in a couple of weeks with very few changes to his diet. And it takes me months and it is SO hard and it can come back on SO quickly.

    1. Exactly! It's annoying! I'm eating nothing but celery and he glides in and loses 50 pounds in a minute!


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