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My DH is so supportive of me on this program. Sometimes I can't believe it..

I look at him and realize my own father would never have "accommodated" my mother's desire to do a plan like this. She would have become a short-order cook because he wouldn't have settled for a dinner with no starch on the side and that wasn't fried at least twice weekly..

My DH, though, eats exactly as I do for the meal I cook as my L&G. Usually its dinner. He has never, and I mean NEVER, complained about the lack of starchy foods or other non-MF things. He happily munches on whatever is not portioned out for my L&G..

Last night, we had hamburger steak and green beans. My father would have insisted on mashed potatoes. My DH never mentioned it..

Tonight, well have baked fish and steamed asparagus. He wont wish aloud that the fish was fried or ask where the cheese grits are..

He prepares his own lunch and eats that as he pleases. He never asks me to cook anything for him that I cant have, since he knows how big a temptation that is for me..

I could never succeed on this program without his support..

How does your SO support and encourage you on MF?.

Comments (97)

My DH got a mini-fridge for his own foods that are off plan, too much of a temptation or triggers for me.

He also eats what I eat and does not complain..

He taste tests the pasta I cook for the 2.5 year old..

He doesn't bring junk into the house that would derail me..

He doesn't complain about no more junk food/fast food, etc. or the cost of Medifast food..

He buys me bags of ice cos he knows I like lots of ice in my shakes and our icemaker can't keep up with me..

He celebrates my losses with me and gives lots of encouragement..

Comment #1

Glad to hear your DH is so supportive! That is critical to your success. My DH is actually on Medifast too, and he has lost over 120 pounds!.

Comment #2

My DH is the one that got us started on MF, and we are doing it together. We each cook our own L&Gs because we have wildly different veggie preferences and it is easier that way. We remind each other to eat, and cheer on each other's victories..

We will have been on Medifast for 4 full weeks on Monday..

Comment #3

My DH has also been supportive. Even though he needs to lose about 40 lbs, he has not made the commitment yet and I totally understand not ready to make the commitment. I have had him taste a few things and he has been surprised. He eats his normal food, even ice cream and chips, but it has not been a temptation for me. He and I have done WW together in the past and just last night he said he wanted to start that for him. I said go for it.

The biggest problem for him is he eats like a 5 year old. He is 62!!! He hates most veggies, unless cooked so much there is no nutrition left. Hates any crunchy veggie. Won't eat salad. No fruits, except a banana.



We have a cruise coming up in January so I feel that will urge him to make some changes. I can not and will not nag him about it.

But, I have to admit, he has been very supportive of me and that is wonderful..

Comment #4

My husband has never been supportive of my weight loss. When I was calorie counting he would offer to make me eggs. I'd say "don't add anything, please" and he would sneak and add cream to them or butter, and tell me after I ate them. He'd buy candy and leave it on my laptop. He'd buy girl scout cookies "for me" until I threw them in the trash. Now I don't eat anything he fixes (he'd make pancakes out of my low fat mix but use eggnog instead of water @@).

So for those of you out there whose significant other is NOT supportive, just hang in there! You can do it. We are the ones in control of what we eat.

Comment #5

I don't have a SO, but I can tell ya my ex would NEVER let me do MF! He would say "we can't afford that" and he would be on my butt all the time about "eating normal" again. Very insecure and couldn't handle the idea that other guys might find me attractive if I lost weight. So glad I dropped THAT huge weight (him) to start.

Comment #6

I think this is so important! DH does the same and it is an extra motivation every week to keep going..

Comment #7

You're lucky to have such a great guy!.

Comment #8

Tracy, I think my DH has the OPPOSITE problem! I think he actually wants other guys to find me attractive, so he can show me off..

It takes all kinds, I guess!.

Comment #9

I'm pretty sure my husband is going for sainthood. We spent the weekend at a casino/resort place and although they have an italian restaurant that is to die for, he suggested we eat at the buffet because he knew they'd have a carving station with turkey or chicken and a salad bar. He hates buffets and yet he acted like he couldn't be happier with it. Never for a second made me feel guilty that he wasn't having a plateful of italian food..

Every wednesday night, (I'm a thursday weigher), he makes me spin around so he can guess what I've lost that week. He's so accurate that I tell him he needs to get a second job guessing weights at a carnival. It doesn't matter what the number actually is, he thinks it's just amazing.

Not a word about the money, not a word about how it isn't always the easiest for me to find something to eat, not a word about how if I don't eat at the right times I get a little testy.

I really feel for people who have spouses or others that try to drag them down. It's so hard already that that additional pressure must really suck..

Comment #10

My DH is very supportive and always tells me that he "can already see a big difference" and that I look great or sexy. He embarrasses me sometimes, LOL! He is doing Medifast with me since I finished my first week. He has lost 20 pounds so far..

Comment #11

My DH is the best too. It is so nice to see all of these positive DH reviews. My hubby has always been attracted to me, but now.... geeze whiz. He's always grabbing different parts of my body and saying things like, "wow, look how you have a muscle showing. Look how your butt seperates from your thigh now.

etc. etc.

He's so honest and true and I'm so thankfu he loves the before me, the halfway to my goal me, and the soon to be skinny me. He's the best. The whole thread has given me warm fuzzy's..

Comment #12

My husband is great! he is constantly complimenting me and he makes the best shakes! he also stops at the grocery store every day to buy fresh fish for my l&g. I honestly don't think I would be as successful without him <3.

Comment #13

My husband is a physician and I had him look over all the info I found about Medifast when I was first considering it. I even found some info on the physician website that he could look at. He was impressed, and told me he would do it with me. We are now finishing our first week and so far, so good! My husband has always been very supportive of me, and I feel fortunate that we are doing this together..

Comment #14

My husband was supportive of me starting a diet. But, now that I am on a diet he is not very supportive. After I told him I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, his response was "Really? You can't tell it from looking, you need to start exercising." He has always made really inappropriate or unnecessary comments to me whenever I went on a diet, which is one of the reasons I have always given up. But I have decided this time I am not going to let his negativity get to me. Giving up is not hurting him, it is just hurting me and I don't want to continue this cycle anymore..

Tracy.

Comment #15

My SO is supportive too and thinks the diet is a great idea. He of course can eat whatever he wants and not gain an ounce, but he's removed his junky snacks so I'm not tempted. It's nice to have someone there to be accountable to and who wants you to succeed.

I don't get why some SOs aren't supportive, though. Like that one husband who cooks stuff with butter and cream and leaves chips and candy around? What's that about? Wouldn't you want your wife to be happy, healthy and confident? That is very strange..

Comment #16

TBH up to this point, he has been supportive in some ways and in other ways not. I remember that first week when I was dying on the sofa he was up cleaning the house, doing the laundry, dishes, cooking my meals, etc. As I started feeling back to normal and time went on, that helpfulness faded out. He has put me through a few stressful episodes already and also basically refuses to eat what I'm eating for l&g. On top of that, he wants me to cook for him...I've told him I know he's not on a diet but what I'm eating for l&g isn't "diet" food and it's not going to hurt him. He'll even sometimes eat fast food in front of me.

He's Latino so a lot of this is cultural, in his background women cook for men and all of his coworkers' wives/girlfriends make their lunches blah blah...they also don't work and aren't dieting is what I tell him lol..

Comment #17

My husband has always been supportive of me! I am so lucky to have such a great guy in my life! He even started Medifast 2 months ago and has lost 33 pounds!! I honestly think he would get a second job just to pay for my Medifast food if need be! I love reading all these posts about supportive SO's. My heart goes out to those who don't have one..

Comment #18

What a great thread!.

My DH is supportive... In the way he knows how to be. He tells me I'm doing great and there is no way I am quitting this diet. He threatens to call my health coach if I even act a little discouraged at the scale refusing to budge (daily weigher... bad I know) But then... his comments which are meant to be compliments... My fav:.

DH - "Wow Honey, I can really tell you've lost weight!".

ME - "Really??? Thanks!!! (big smile).

DH - "Yea, your boobs stick out further than your stomach now!".

Sigh... I just chalked that one up to male logic. He meant it as a compliment, but....

It would be nice if I didn't have to cook for the men as well as my own L&G. I have incorporated my meals with theirs. If they are having tacos, I have lettuce wraps. If they are having Tuna Melts, I have a large Tuna Salad. Basically I have whatever protein they are having usually and add my own veggies. I always make enough that they can have them too, but they usually wont..

I decided when I started this that I am doing this for me, no one else. I don't expect them to change because of me, however some healthier habits have started to form in them. We all go for walks together or turn on the wii for some boxing or cycling or rowing. We all have fun together and get in a small workout..

Comment #19

Very supportive, just like to make fun of me eating "powder" food sometimes LOL.

Comment #20

My DH is on Medifast with me as well. It was my idea to start the program. He needed to lose about 100lbs (now 78!), but he really did NOT like the idea of doing something so restrictive. However, he saw how much it meant to me and that I was very serious about us needing discipline. Plus he knew how much it would help me if we were in it together and it would be easier if non plan foods weren't around. He's such a trooper and has never once been a downer about the plan since we started..

Comment #21

I love reading about all these supportive spouses!!.

My DH is also a wonderful supporter and my biggest cheering section. He cleaned out the entire kitchen of what I couldn't eat as a surprise (while I was at work and after reading my food lists that I have on the fridge). He eats L&G with me, and will sneak a PB&J or a bowl of cereal only after I go to bedHe bought me a huge bouquet of flowers for hitting halfway to goal, and has drastically changed the way he cooks (when it's his night to cook) to accommodate me. We had a "sit-up off" competition the other night and he let me win!! He says he didn't let me win, but I know better and it was sweet of him..

Hooray for our cheerleaders!!.

Comment #22

My husband pays for MF, because I don't work. When I'm tempted to eat something, he'll say don't eat that you look so good. I love him for that..

Comment #23

Mine is great. He eats what I eat for L&G. He fixes his own breakfast and lunch and doesn't complain at all. He's actually lost a few lbs also. He is really happy we aren't eating out 5 nights a week anymore. I pay for medifast out of my part time salary but, he made a deal with me- if, actually when, I get to my goal wt, he is going to reimburse me for everything I have spent.

And I'm going to collect!.

Comment #24

My wife is doing the plan with me, but she is losing sooooo slowly....she is thinking about going back to a modified version of MF, or some sort of maintenance plan...she lost 40lbs this past year on her own, and has kept it off...she has a very strong will and no doubt whatever she sets her mind to, she'll acomplish!.

Comment #25

I'm a full time student and don't work, but my DH gladly pays for my MF. He is very proud of my progress and tells me so all the time. When we were looking at our budget to decide whether he could leave his very lucrative job to pursue something else, he INSISTED on leaving my $300/mo Medifast expense in the "must-have" column. The few times there have been foods in the house that I simply cannot be around, he has been really good about throwing them away or taking them to work so I'm not tempted..

He also gives me $250 cash for every 25 pounds I lose. I buy clothes or whatever I need/want from our family budget, so the $250 is mad money for me to spend on absolutely anything.

Oh, and he "outs" my MFing ways to family members and friends any time we go visit anyone so they don't offer me fatty, carby, foods. Whether I want him to or not! LOL.

Comment #26

My DH is also my biggest cheerleader..

He is not on Medifast but gladly eats the same L&G as I do. He will bring home fresh veggies daily from work (works retail) and even brings me mushrooms, which he hates..

He no longer buys bread and uses Romaine leaves for his sandwiches. He is always asking me what "we" can and should not have. He checks to make sure what he wants that I don't eat right now won't be a problem for me if he brings it into the house..

He is diabetic and has gotten rid of 40 pounds eating better since we have been together. 20 of that in the last 13 weeks since I started MF..

I even caught him bragging on me to the nurse while he was in critical care this week after the surgery disaster. He says I am the best thing that ever happened to him but I have to say right back at him..

Comment #27

Well, I have a supportive husband, but I really have to say that my whole family has been fantastic (and you can see there are quite a few of us!) about keeping me on track. I very often make the whole family "my" L&G and simply throw in a boring side for them. My hubby and older kids who cook are careful about not adding things I can't have to things they make, and they've been great about not tempting me. In fact, when I've had weak moments and feel myself giving in, it's very often been my kids who give me a pep talk and keep me on course.

I had a really difficult time losing these last ten pounds, and my oldest daughter and I made a bet that helped me finally get the job done. I told her if I ate something I shouldn't, I would give her $50! You would think that she would want to tempt me to make some quick cash, but she's continued to be my cheerleader.

My heart goes out to those who don't have support systems around them, or who (worse yet) have loved ones who deliberately try to sabotage them. I don't know how I could have done this without my family, so those of you who are able to accomplish this goal in spite of so many obstacles TRULY have my admiration. You are amazing!.

Comment #28

My child bride, love of my life for 34 years, is extremely supportive. She's a very health conscious person; vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for five, and knows more about nutrition and health than I ever could. She's not a fan of MF, but realizes that this works for me right now.. She does an amazing job helping and supporting me. Someday soon, when my last 37 pounds are gone, I intend to come up with some way to thank her for always being there for me, never criticizing me when I was 312 pounds, and accepting that this was the right thing for me at this moment in time..

Sorry for rambling, but this topic has really been on my mind lately and I couldn't pass up this thread. Thanks for the opportunity to share how much I love and adore my wife with my Medifast buds..

Comment #29

My DH is just the best man I know. (I guess many of us could say that, but he truly is!) He just puts most other men I have known, including those in my own family to shame. He absolutely ALWAYS puts me and the children before himself and this is no different.

He is helping pay for food and even helped me figure out things to cut/ ways to be able to continue and afford the food. He tells me all the time how hot I look and shows it. He will always try not to tempt me and to eat very close to what I am eating. He would watch kids so I could exercise if I needed or whatever I needed him to do. He encourages, especially when the scale is not moving like I want. He has just been so awesome, but he always is and especially when I am trying to improve my health.

I cannot understand the sabotage either some have mentioned. I will say that makes me think of someone who is very insecure and very worried about what will happen when his woman is thin and other men are drooling over her. Just a thought..

Comment #30

My husband is supportive. We live something like bachelors in that we prepare our own meals for the most part. We just are hungry at different times of the day so rather than eat when we aren't hungry (or wait until we're cranky) we just make our own food.

He commented that he noticed I had lost weight. I don't think it's visible, but I'm pleased he said something.

He still is a little stuck on exercise being key, but it's hard to argue with what's going on right before our eyes. It's a matter of calorie restriction and balance..

Comment #31

My husband has been supportive in every way I can think of. But, it REALLY stood out when we were on vacation and he stopped at EVERY rest stop on I-5 from the Southern Oregon border to the Northern Oregon border and all along highway 101 because I was bound and determined to drink all my water. He never once complained and when I apologized, he just said, "We'll when you've gotta go, you've gotta go." Come to think of it, maybe he just didn't want wet car seats..

Comment #32

That is just so sad. Do you have any clue why he does not support you on this? Does he have a weight problem that he can't deal with himself?.

I really want to commend you on doing this for you. I can't imagine why this person that loves you would want you not to succeed. Alot of MFers would give up and you are not and I think that is awesome. I do have a fear that your husband will continue to try to sabatouge you forever unless he just gives up. Stay strong. You have inspired me today.

Thank you..

Comment #33

My DH got a mini-fridge for his own foods that are off plan, too much of a temptation or triggers for me.

He also eats what I eat and does not complain..

He taste tests the pasta I cook for the 2.5 year old..

He doesn't bring junk into the house that would derail me..

He doesn't complain about no more junk food/fast food, etc. or the cost of Medifast food..

He buys me bags of ice cos he knows I like lots of ice in my shakes and our icemaker can't keep up with me..

He celebrates my losses with me and gives lots of encouragement...

Comment #34

Glad to hear your DH is so supportive! That is critical to your success. My DH is actually on Medifast too, and he has lost over 120 pounds!..

Comment #35

My DH is the one that got us started on MF, and we are doing it together. We each cook our own L&Gs because we have wildly different veggie preferences and it is easier that way. We remind each other to eat, and cheer on each other's victories..

We will have been on Medifast for 4 full weeks on Monday...

Comment #36

My DH has also been supportive. Even though he needs to lose about 40 lbs, he has not made the commitment yet and I totally understand not ready to make the commitment. I have had him taste a few things and he has been surprised. He eats his normal food, even ice cream and chips, but it has not been a temptation for me. He and I have done WW together in the past and just last night he said he wanted to start that for him. I said go for it.

The biggest problem for him is he eats like a 5 year old. He is 62!!! He hates most veggies, unless cooked so much there is no nutrition left. Hates any crunchy veggie. Won't eat salad. No fruits, except a banana.

We have a cruise coming up in January so I feel that will urge him to make some changes. I can not and will not nag him about it.

But, I have to admit, he has been very supportive of me and that is wonderful...

Comment #37

My husband has never been supportive of my weight loss. When I was calorie counting he would offer to make me eggs. I'd say "don't add anything, please" and he would sneak and add cream to them or butter, and tell me after I ate them. He'd buy candy and leave it on my laptop. He'd buy girl scout cookies "for me" until I threw them in the trash. Now I don't eat anything he fixes (he'd make pancakes out of my low fat mix but use eggnog instead of water @@).

So for those of you out there whose significant other is NOT supportive, just hang in there! You can do it. We are the ones in control of what we eat..

Comment #38

I don't have a SO, but I can tell ya my ex would NEVER let me do MF! He would say "we can't afford that" and he would be on my butt all the time about "eating normal" again. Very insecure and couldn't handle the idea that other guys might find me attractive if I lost weight. So glad I dropped THAT huge weight (him) to start..

Comment #39

I think this is so important! DH does the same and it is an extra motivation every week to keep going...

Comment #40

Tracy, I think my DH has the OPPOSITE problem! I think he actually wants other guys to find me attractive, so he can show me off..

It takes all kinds, I guess!..

Comment #41

I'm pretty sure my husband is going for sainthood. We spent the weekend at a casino/resort place and although they have an italian restaurant that is to die for, he suggested we eat at the buffet because he knew they'd have a carving station with turkey or chicken and a salad bar. He hates buffets and yet he acted like he couldn't be happier with it. Never for a second made me feel guilty that he wasn't having a plateful of italian food..

Every wednesday night, (I'm a thursday weigher), he makes me spin around so he can guess what I've lost that week. He's so accurate that I tell him he needs to get a second job guessing weights at a carnival. It doesn't matter what the number actually is, he thinks it's just amazing.

Not a word about the money, not a word about how it isn't always the easiest for me to find something to eat, not a word about how if I don't eat at the right times I get a little testy.

I really feel for people who have spouses or others that try to drag them down. It's so hard already that that additional pressure must really suck...

Comment #42

My DH is very supportive and always tells me that he "can already see a big difference" and that I look great or sexy. He embarrasses me sometimes, LOL! He is doing Medifast with me since I finished my first week. He has lost 20 pounds so far...

Comment #43

My DH is the best too. It is so nice to see all of these positive DH reviews. My hubby has always been attracted to me, but now.... geeze whiz. He's always grabbing different parts of my body and saying things like, "wow, look how you have a muscle showing. Look how your butt seperates from your thigh now.

Etc. etc.

He's so honest and true and I'm so thankfu he loves the before me, the halfway to my goal me, and the soon to be skinny me. He's the best. The whole thread has given me warm fuzzy's...

Comment #44

My husband is great! he is constantly complimenting me and he makes the best shakes! he also stops at the grocery store every day to buy fresh fish for my l&g. I honestly don't think I would be as successful without him <3..

Comment #45

My husband is a physician and I had him look over all the info I found about Medifast when I was first considering it. I even found some info on the physician website that he could look at. He was impressed, and told me he would do it with me. We are now finishing our first week and so far, so good! My husband has always been very supportive of me, and I feel fortunate that we are doing this together...

Comment #46

My husband was supportive of me starting a diet. But, now that I am on a diet he is not very supportive. After I told him I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, his response was "Really? You can't tell it from looking, you need to start exercising." He has always made really inappropriate or unnecessary comments to me whenever I went on a diet, which is one of the reasons I have always given up. But I have decided this time I am not going to let his negativity get to me. Giving up is not hurting him, it is just hurting me and I don't want to continue this cycle anymore..

Tracy..

Comment #47

My SO is supportive too and thinks the diet is a great idea. He of course can eat whatever he wants and not gain an ounce, but he's removed his junky snacks so I'm not tempted. It's nice to have someone there to be accountable to and who wants you to succeed.

I don't get why some SOs aren't supportive, though. Like that one husband who cooks stuff with butter and cream and leaves chips and candy around? What's that about? Wouldn't you want your wife to be happy, healthy and confident? That is very strange...

Comment #48

TBH up to this point, he has been supportive in some ways and in other ways not. I remember that first week when I was dying on the sofa he was up cleaning the house, doing the laundry, dishes, cooking my meals, etc. As I started feeling back to normal and time went on, that helpfulness faded out. He has put me through a few stressful episodes already and also basically refuses to eat what I'm eating for l&g. On top of that, he wants me to cook for him...I've told him I know he's not on a diet but what I'm eating for l&g isn't "diet" food and it's not going to hurt him. He'll even sometimes eat fast food in front of me.

He's Latino so a lot of this is cultural, in his background women cook for men and all of his coworkers' wives/girlfriends make their lunches blah blah...they also don't work and aren't dieting is what I tell him lol...

Comment #49

My husband has always been supportive of me! I am so lucky to have such a great guy in my life! He even started Medifast 2 months ago and has lost 33 pounds!! I honestly think he would get a second job just to pay for my Medifast food if need be! I love reading all these posts about supportive SO's. My heart goes out to those who don't have one...

Comment #50

What a great thread!.

My DH is supportive... In the way he knows how to be. He tells me I'm doing great and there is no way I am quitting this diet. He threatens to call my health coach if I even act a little discouraged at the scale refusing to budge (daily weigher... bad I know) But then... his comments which are meant to be compliments...



DH - "Wow Honey, I can really tell you've lost weight!".

ME - "Really??? Thanks!!! (big smile).

DH - "Yea, your boobs stick out further than your stomach now!".

Sigh... I just chalked that one up to male logic. He meant it as a compliment, but....

It would be nice if I didn't have to cook for the men as well as my own L&G. I have incorporated my meals with theirs. If they are having tacos, I have lettuce wraps. If they are having Tuna Melts, I have a large Tuna Salad. Basically I have whatever protein they are having usually and add my own veggies. I always make enough that they can have them too, but they usually wont..

I decided when I started this that I am doing this for me, no one else. I don't expect them to change because of me, however some healthier habits have started to form in them. We all go for walks together or turn on the wii for some boxing or cycling or rowing. We all have fun together and get in a small workout...

Comment #51

Very supportive, just like to make fun of me eating "powder" food sometimes LOL..

Comment #52

My DH is on Medifast with me as well. It was my idea to start the program. He needed to lose about 100lbs (now 78!), but he really did NOT like the idea of doing something so restrictive. However, he saw how much it meant to me and that I was very serious about us needing discipline. Plus he knew how much it would help me if we were in it together and it would be easier if non plan foods weren't around. He's such a trooper and has never once been a downer about the plan since we started...

Comment #53

I love reading about all these supportive spouses!!.

My DH is also a wonderful supporter and my biggest cheering section. He cleaned out the entire kitchen of what I couldn't eat as a surprise (while I was at work and after reading my food lists that I have on the fridge). He eats L&G with me, and will sneak a PB&J or a bowl of cereal only after I go to bedHe bought me a huge bouquet of flowers for hitting halfway to goal, and has drastically changed the way he cooks (when it's his night to cook) to accommodate me. We had a "sit-up off" competition the other night and he let me win!! He says he didn't let me win, but I know better and it was sweet of him..

Hooray for our cheerleaders!!..

Comment #54

My husband pays for MF, because I don't work. When I'm tempted to eat something, he'll say don't eat that you look so good. I love him for that...

Comment #55

Mine is great. He eats what I eat for L&G. He fixes his own breakfast and lunch and doesn't complain at all. He's actually lost a few lbs also. He is really happy we aren't eating out 5 nights a week anymore. I pay for medifast out of my part time salary but, he made a deal with me- if, actually when, I get to my goal wt, he is going to reimburse me for everything I have spent.

And I'm going to collect!..

Comment #56

My wife is doing the plan with me, but she is losing sooooo slowly....she is thinking about going back to a modified version of MF, or some sort of maintenance plan...she lost 40lbs this past year on her own, and has kept it off...she has a very strong will and no doubt whatever she sets her mind to, she'll acomplish!..

Comment #57

I'm a full time student and don't work, but my DH gladly pays for my MF. He is very proud of my progress and tells me so all the time. When we were looking at our budget to decide whether he could leave his very lucrative job to pursue something else, he INSISTED on leaving my $300/mo Medifast expense in the "must-have" column. The few times there have been foods in the house that I simply cannot be around, he has been really good about throwing them away or taking them to work so I'm not tempted..

He also gives me $250 cash for every 25 pounds I lose. I buy clothes or whatever I need/want from our family budget, so the $250 is mad money for me to spend on absolutely anything.

Oh, and he "outs" my MFing ways to family members and friends any time we go visit anyone so they don't offer me fatty, carby, foods. Whether I want him to or not! LOL..

Comment #58

My DH is also my biggest cheerleader..

He is not on Medifast but gladly eats the same L&G as I do. He will bring home fresh veggies daily from work (works retail) and even brings me mushrooms, which he hates..

He no longer buys bread and uses Romaine leaves for his sandwiches. He is always asking me what "we" can and should not have. He checks to make sure what he wants that I don't eat right now won't be a problem for me if he brings it into the house..

He is diabetic and has gotten rid of 40 pounds eating better since we have been together. 20 of that in the last 13 weeks since I started MF..

I even caught him bragging on me to the nurse while he was in critical care this week after the surgery disaster. He says I am the best thing that ever happened to him but I have to say right back at him...

Comment #59

Well, I have a supportive husband, but I really have to say that my whole family has been fantastic (and you can see there are quite a few of us!) about keeping me on track. I very often make the whole family "my" L&G and simply throw in a boring side for them. My hubby and older kids who cook are careful about not adding things I can't have to things they make, and they've been great about not tempting me. In fact, when I've had weak moments and feel myself giving in, it's very often been my kids who give me a pep talk and keep me on course.

I had a really difficult time losing these last ten pounds, and my oldest daughter and I made a bet that helped me finally get the job done. I told her if I ate something I shouldn't, I would give her $50! You would think that she would want to tempt me to make some quick cash, but she's continued to be my cheerleader.

My heart goes out to those who don't have support systems around them, or who (worse yet) have loved ones who deliberately try to sabotage them. I don't know how I could have done this without my family, so those of you who are able to accomplish this goal in spite of so many obstacles TRULY have my admiration. You are amazing!..

Comment #60

My child bride, love of my life for 34 years, is extremely supportive. She's a very health conscious person; vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for five, and knows more about nutrition and health than I ever could. She's not a fan of MF, but realizes that this works for me right now.. She does an amazing job helping and supporting me. Someday soon, when my last 37 pounds are gone, I intend to come up with some way to thank her for always being there for me, never criticizing me when I was 312 pounds, and accepting that this was the right thing for me at this moment in time..

Sorry for rambling, but this topic has really been on my mind lately and I couldn't pass up this thread. Thanks for the opportunity to share how much I love and adore my wife with my Medifast buds...

Comment #61

My DH is just the best man I know. (I guess many of us could say that, but he truly is!) He just puts most other men I have known, including those in my own family to shame. He absolutely ALWAYS puts me and the children before himself and this is no different.

He is helping pay for food and even helped me figure out things to cut/ ways to be able to continue and afford the food. He tells me all the time how hot I look and shows it. He will always try not to tempt me and to eat very close to what I am eating. He would watch kids so I could exercise if I needed or whatever I needed him to do. He encourages, especially when the scale is not moving like I want. He has just been so awesome, but he always is and especially when I am trying to improve my health.

I cannot understand the sabotage either some have mentioned. I will say that makes me think of someone who is very insecure and very worried about what will happen when his woman is thin and other men are drooling over her. Just a thought...

Comment #62

My husband is supportive. We live something like bachelors in that we prepare our own meals for the most part. We just are hungry at different times of the day so rather than eat when we aren't hungry (or wait until we're cranky) we just make our own food.

He commented that he noticed I had lost weight. I don't think it's visible, but I'm pleased he said something.

He still is a little stuck on exercise being key, but it's hard to argue with what's going on right before our eyes. It's a matter of calorie restriction and balance...

Comment #63

My husband has been supportive in every way I can think of. But, it REALLY stood out when we were on vacation and he stopped at EVERY rest stop on I-5 from the Southern Oregon border to the Northern Oregon border and all along highway 101 because I was bound and determined to drink all my water. He never once complained and when I apologized, he just said, "We'll when you've gotta go, you've gotta go." Come to think of it, maybe he just didn't want wet car seats...

Comment #64

That is just so sad. Do you have any clue why he does not support you on this? Does he have a weight problem that he can't deal with himself?.

I really want to commend you on doing this for you. I can't imagine why this person that loves you would want you not to succeed. Alot of MFers would give up and you are not and I think that is awesome. I do have a fear that your husband will continue to try to sabatouge you forever unless he just gives up. Stay strong. You have inspired me today.

Thank you...

Comment #65


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