This one is not boring, Jilleroo. My first one was a disc out of Special K, as I said I was riding at the time and you do use your core muscles in riding. The disc was so boring I fell asleep half way through and threw it in the bin. The next day I picked up a feed bag and felt my stomach muscles WHAT THE???? I hadn't even finished the Disc and I could feel my stomach muscles the next day, so that is how powerful it is. I will do you a disc this weekend for you. With it you have a Pilates Instructor with you every day. FOR FREE!!!
Nah Ken. I have been up done my 10 minutes of pilates (1 hour is better but I find that I am lying there doing them and thinking of all the other things I could be doing. So instead I do the 10 minutes and throw in all the advanced movements from the second half of the disc and that seems to be working for me). At the same time the computer is booting up for me and 10 minutes out of my day is nothing.
I have done a few surveys, redeemed another $20.00 certificate for oo.com.au, read through the debacle at Equestrian Australia this morning. So up to 6 pages on Hayley losing her appeal http://www.eques.com.au/EQforum/showthread.php?t=17346
and one before that of if Hayley was bullied at Aachen.
I have also been back to bed for 'a cuddle'!!! As that is what he wants but am up again now and have types this for you. (At least on the computer I am quiet to hubby can sleep if he wants to).
Hubby is still in bed. He knows what I do and how to be healthy but chooses to do the opposite so lies there and listens to her voice while I do it in the next room. For years I have told him to cut down on fat, oil, salt, sugar. I bought pans that don't need oil, lard or water to cook with. He buys oil and uses it. I hide it. He buys it and uses it again and so the cycle goes on.
It is his choice of what he does until the Doctor has stepped in and said that he is this close to death's door with the plaque in his arteries to his brain. So the doctor has said no meat, no oil, no fried food. I was there and heard everything the Doctor said and one was definitely no sausages. He would rather he cut out meat but would rather he cut down than not do anything.
Hubby is in denial - to him cut down on meat means have 1 piece of steak instead of 2 with each meal instead of cutting down to 1 or 2 meals of meat a week. I hit the roof when he cooked sausages and he says he doesn't remember the Doctor saying that he shouldn't eat them.
I have lost over 30 kgs. Hubby has lost under 10kg. He has slackened off again and won't do anything more to help himself until he goes back to the Doctor and gets another grilling and this time I will tell the Doctor that he will have to do more than just tell him as he doesn't hear it. He will have to either write it down or send him to a nutritionist or something.
Hubby has cut out fried food and we have cut out the fruit juice and cordial and he cut 2 sugars in his coffee and tea down to to 1. He uses olive oil now instead of canola oil. But now he is on a 'maintenance diet' as he is going along level and I have told him he has to make another change if he wants to go down. But the trick is if he wants to do it.
The easiest change for him to make i would think would be to make his porridge in the morning with water instead of milk. He could still add honey or whatever for the taste, and it wouldn't be that big a change - but as I said unless he wants to do it, nothing I say makes an impact. So he makes his porridge with milk on the stove. He calls me when ready. I use a sachet from Uncle Tobys of say Apple and Cinnamon (on the Doctors they keep saying that cinnamon is good for you and has health benefits and Dr Oz says to substitute cinnamon for sugar.)
I rip the packet put it in a bowl. Fill the packet to the line with water and put it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Fill 2 huge glasses with water and put one down for him and one for me. Give us both an omega 3 odourless fish oil capsule to take with breakfast and by then the porridge is ready for me and we sit and have breakfast amicably together.
I am now liking the berry flavours for the Uncle Toby's sachets, i wasn't that keen on them at first, but now I like them and I have started going down again where I started going across and up with the porridge that hubby makes with milk. Just little changes like that have worked for me. For him it just falls on deaf ears and I refuse to become a nagging wife. He is quite aware of what I think and say (think positively instead of negatively) so now he says something negative like:-
Poor me and then changes his voice and says, Why poor me, you are one of the lucky ones you have a wife who loves you, a roof over your head, food in your stomach, a warm bed to sleep in, you have just watched a fantastic movie, you should be saying lucky me or any other 1000's of saying that he could be saying instead of poor me all the time.
So he is quite aware and knows the proper things to do, but only he can make the decision to make changes, it is not up to anyone else to make the changes for him and I am not going to force him. I can only lead by example.
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