Nice but not too nice. Because while I am willing to watch Iron Man and discuss the NHL trades with you, despite not knowing Dion Phaneuf from Celine Dion, I will not sacrifice my health....at least not willingly.
It's the age old story of a couple who spends so much time together that they begin to take on each others habits. This particular story is rather one-sided though because while I now eat more pizza then I would care to admit, the Boyfriend is not a single step closer to lacing up his sneakers for a mid-winter run. Not fair!
|Without a doubt he's thinking "cheeseburger with bacon"|
Let me just say, I love vegetables but I also love me some junk food. When both are in the house I'm prone to a will-power outage and then compelled to choose the latter. The Boyfriend likes to have the junk within arm's reach. The vegetables are fine where they sit at the grocery store in his opinion.
Having the junk food around is the #1 cause for why my pants are so freakin' tight these days and I know it! Now I should clarify that I am not blaming him. (love you, love you, love youuuuu!!!) but perhaps suggesting that he is an accomplice to the food crimes that I am committing more and more often. At the end of the day I'm accountable for me but his bi-weekly trips to McDonalds are NOT helping!
So whats a gal to do? As it stands we rarely eat the exact same dinner. I usually make a healthified version of the menu for myself but this can be time consuming and worrisome. I want him to eat more like me, not the other way around, both for the sake of my waistline and his health. Truly that is the biggest issue in this whole situation. The person I love, who I want to be here for a long, long, long time, isn't taking care of himself in the best ways possible. And it scares me.
He knows I feel this way. I
So tell me, what would you do in this situation? Have you ever had to deal with a loved one's poor eating habits? Were you able to influence him/her to make healthy changes?