Are Your Friends and Family Keeping You From Your Fitness Goals?

Ben and Juliana walters

Ben and I both have weight and food issues. We’ve lost weight together and learned how to eat healthy together. We also both love to work out! We’re so lucky! Not about the food part but that we have similar struggles so we are able to lean on and help each other.

I’ve noticed in a lot of relationships where one person in the relationship can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce while the other person has trouble controlling their weight and their relationship to food.

The person with the food issues suffers while the person without food issues can’t understand why other people even have issues with food.

Weight loss can a tricky subject in these types of situations.

Both people need to show each other love, support, and respect throughout the process.  The dieting person needs to respect the non-dieting person and not expect them to change their habits or way of eating.  The non-dieting person needs to show the dieting person support and encouragement without judging them or giving them advice.

Here are a few articles that might give you some ideas on how to deal with specific situations.

This article stresses good communication for the dieting and non-dieting spouses.

This article presents 5 signs that weight loss efforts could be hurting your relationship and what to do about them.

Here are 5 things not to say to your partner about losing weight.

Here are 7 tips for getting the dieting support you want.

August 3rd - August 9th weight chartA chart of my weight for August 3rd to August 9th. (Starting weight for the week =  148.7 lbs. , Final weight = 143.4 lbs.)

August 3rd - August 9th body fat chartA chart of my body fat for August 3rd to August 9th. (Starting body fat % for the week = 34.5% , Final body fat % = 33.7%)

August 3rd - August 9th BMI chartA chart of my BMI for August 3rd to August 9th. (Starting BMI for the week = 25.5, Final BMI = 24.5)

August 3rd - August 9th steps-floors-miles-calories burned chart

A chart of my overall calories burned, miles traveled, floors climbed, and steps taken for August 3rd to August 9th.

Click on the following link for a complete list of the food I ate and calorie totals.

WHAT I ATE {August 3rd-August 9th}

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