Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Fruits of marriage
A supportive partner is imperative to a healthy lifestyle.
An armchair cheerleader who constantly brings home your favorite treats or refuses to cut back on bad cocktail hour habits doesn't want to help you achieve your goals.
You will eat those treats in moments of weakness, and (s)he knows it.
Someone who berates you for being overweight, argues with you when you're too tired for a workout, or gives you the look when you have a bowl of ice cream should be strung by his/her fat ass on the laundry line and beaten with a wooden stick until candy and toys burst out and rain to the ground ...
Then there would be more candy for you, and that would be a great party.
Thankfully, Patrick is one supportive skinny dude. He never, not once, not even a little bit, ever said anything unkind about my pregnancy weight gain or the length of time it has taken me to lose it.
His kind words and compliments, coupled with his support for my weight loss efforts, have kept me motivated and feeling good about myself.
Last week, my husband brought home a fourth anniversary gift for me. Traditionally, the gift is fruit and flowers. Healthy and beautiful and incredibly thoughtful.
Thank you, Patrick. My successes also are yours. Thank you for being my partner.