Re: Weight, Attraction & Importance in a relationship
Disclaimer: I am an overweight woman.
I'm not lazy. I work out. I work fulltime on my feet. I'm at the tail end of menopause. I've been overweight most of my adult life. I basically have an extremely slow metabolism. (as per my Dr) I'm not saying I never overeat, I do occasionally.
The only way I can lose weight is to cut my eating to NO MORE then 1200 calories a day, every day. I can eat slightly more to maintain. (absolutely no more then 1500 a day, and I will slowly gain on that)
Now, my question for you is, are you willing to eat the same diet that your wife does to help support her weight loss/maintenance goals? Or, do you believe that your home should be still be stocked with all manner of goodies etc for you?
I really believe that many men have no idea how difficult is for women to lose, or even maintain weight. How willing would you be to give up your favorite foods for the rest of your life, no exceptions. No snacks, no sugar, limited carbs, very small portions of what you can eat. No alcohol at all. No exceptions. Would you be willing to do that forever to keep your partner happy with how you look?
I cant begin to tell you how frustrating it is to be slowly losing, and then go out for a nice dinner, and the next morning the scale says you gained 3 lbs, or 5lbs. And it takes 2 weeks of starving yourself to lose it.
This is the reality for many women who are entering middle age.
I'm just questioning the willingness for the men who feel the way they do in this thread, to do what they are asking their women to do. Do you ever bring home snacks, ice cream or chips? Do you even stop at DQ for an ice cream cone? Ever have a glass of wine or a beer with a nice dinner or your buddies? Do you ever eat fast food? Ever drink a milkshake? Those would all be off limits forever!
Can you, would you do it, if thats what it took?
Last edited by suesmith; 04-24-2012 at 12:28 AM.