Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Lifesyle Change

What have I been so busy doing lately...

Well other than the usual...

At the start of the new year, dh and I decided to make a lifestyle change in the way we eat (ie., a diet!) We joined Weight Watchers.

Dh is sort of at the point where he could continue to gain weight and become obese, or loose weight and become a normal, healthy weight. Since Pastoring here, he has gone from a job where he's always on the move, to more of a, "desk" job.
So, needles to say, he's gained some weight since we've come here.

I am mostly doing it to support him, however, it won't hurt me to learn how to cook and eat more healthy.

We have a long ways to go, which is fine..."the turtle wins the race,...Right?!" People have said that being active is the key. Unfortunatly, exercise bores me, but I do enjoy gardening, and there's enough of that here to keep me active for a long time. Hubby's an outdoorsman, and tries to walk the dog when he can.

So there's the story...

I've been overwhelmed at re-learning how to cook, every meal is a learning experience.

But the reward for all our hard work is that we've both lost 5 pds!

We did vow however, to try not to be one of those annoying "health nut couples," that only talk about diet and exercise! (If you've never met these people, consider yourself lucky!)
One time, we had some "health nuts" over, and at dinner when we asked them if they wanted milk to drink, they said in a disturbed way,
"would that be COWS milk!"
Apparently, they only drank Rice Milk, and COWS Milk was a terrible thing! (Who would have thought?)

So anyways, I think I'll post a WW recipe now and then (if it's a good one). But I'll try not to be obsessed!

And...if you have us over for dinner, we will eat your lovingly prepared food, and we wont turn our noses up if you offer us COWS milk! (he, he)


Mommy Reg said...

How awesome. It is always a good thing to become more healthy. My hubby had a desk job for a year and gained 90 pounds, after he switched jobs to a more active one, he lost it all - I am so thankful for that. I am with you in the exercise area. I don't exercise but I love to garden so - there you go. Between the house work and chasing the munchkins, I am sure it counts as exercise.

Help meet said...

I sure hope so! {smile}