3.06.2009

To Nag or Not, Updated.

Remember when I posed the question to you all, To Nag or Not?

You all came through big with support and advice, which I greatly appreciate. I lots of comments on that post!

Now it's time for me to let you know how things are going now!

First of all, I took the advice of some of you, to have a talk with him. A heartfelt talk. I told him that I worry about his health, especially since his dad passed away at a young age due to heart problems. He said that he understood and that he did want to eat a healthier diet.

Although I was already buying & cooking relatively healthy foods, I made an even bigger effort to do so. I'm using the Mediterranean way of eating as a guideline, and we've completely cut out beef from our normal diet. I've realized that there are so many little changes I can make, that make a huge difference.

Also, since he always wants me to choose where we dine out, I try to choose places that offer a healthier menu so that he's not tempted by crap food. Like these!


He's started exercising every night.

I wouldn't say I nag, exactly. But I do suggest and occasionally remind.
One day last week, he looked at me sheepishly and said, "So, I went out to lunch with the guys at work, and I had a cheeseburger and fries...." and I said "okay...." and he continued "...and it made me sick." Those of you who have cut out greasy foods and then tried them again probably know this feeling....once your body isn't used to that crap, it makes you very ill! So, not that I was happy that he got sick of course, but I thought, "success! Muah ha ha!"
Best of all, he is more conscious of what he's putting into his body, and that's what matters the most. I can't do it for him, but I can help him along the way!

Thank you all so much for the great advice!


19 comments:

April said...

I know exactly what you mean...I can't choke down a hamburger and fries much anymore because of the grease, etc. I'm so glad he's on the right track with his eating and exercising...tell him to keep on keepin' on!!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Glad to hear he's moving towards a healthier lifestyle. His heart and you will obviously appreciate it.

Hallie

Kel said...

Thats wonderful! You didn't nag - instead you talked to him and he was receptive. I'm so happy for him and you both!!
~K

Lauren said...

that's not nagging. That's adult communications!

Sue said...

Oh I have been there. After a summer of vegetarianism I ate a hamburger and got sick. A hamburger from BK. Ugh.

Buddha's Place said...

Good job girly! I am trying to cut out the crap at home...but all 3 of my guys are eating crap when I'm not there. It's a tough job we have ;)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

yeah!! success !!

Kat said...

That is great news! It sounds like he is pretty excited about his change too. YEAH!!!! :)

A Buns Life said...

You did it, you did it, you did it hooray! (yes, I have been listening to too much Dora the explorer!) As an added bonus he isn't pissy with you!!

Fencepost said...

I guess I missed the original post, but it looks like you had some helpful advice.
And glad the hubby is treating himself a little better.
Now I need to work on my hubby!

Aleta said...

He's good for you and you're being good for him. Sounds like a win-win. I'm glad you had the talk and it's inspiring me as well!

mommaof4wife2r said...

have you been talking with my hubs? he's making me do the workout thing again for my heart...stupid heart. anyway, i know he's right and i want to workout, i just don't want to leave the house and go...isn't that sad??

Mariah said...

Its not really nagging if it's coming from love is it?? Talking was great. Good choice

Butterfly Kisses said...

That's great that he is eating healthier. I think you did a great example of showing him your concern.

Happy Friday!!

On The Verge said...

I am in the same boat with my husband. Nagging didn't seem to work but, suggesting all the time is working better. I think it really hit home the night I cried because I am scared of ever loosing him. He got it. Glad things are working well for you!

Lydia

CC said...

Wow! sounds like it's really working! Hurray for improving health and hope!

Jac said...

Congratulations to you on making a difference in his life!!

My house is the opposite, it took my husband LOTS of nagging to get me to change my ways. But I must say the step where you get a burger and feel sick? That's the best step! Because you know you are making a difference!

Congrats :)

anymommy said...

I am so glad that he's changing his diet and doing so well. You are awesome to be a support and a part of his lifestyle change!

blueviolet said...

I'm glad it's working and I think it's actually a good thing that the body reminds us that those aren't good for us by giving us a little lesson.