I have been living with men since my daughter went away to college in 1991. My older two sons were there for a few years and they could eat a whole extra large pizza and have six pack abs. I have my youngest son still at home now, 18, and hungry all the time. Of course, he too is thin! He doesn't have the natural, lanky, thinness my older boys have, he body builds. He is muscular and has a very narrow waist. The last man in my life is my husband, and no he isn't moving out next year, well not that he's mentioned yet. It going to be rough on him when our son leaves, it's his only child, and they are close. He could probably lose ten pounds, but he is not really concerned about it.
There always has to be loads of food around for them. They get hungry! They like to go out and eat!
This week we went to my son's dinner for being added to the academic hall of fame. They had dessert sitting on the table at each place. Well my son has given up sweets for Lent and I am trying to give up sweets for life. So, my husband takes all three dessert sand eats them. He can't let them go to waste. Like I said, he doesn't have a weight problem. If he feels like he is getting a little heavy, he cuts back for a couple of weeks and he's fine.
Wednesday night my son was busy, so my husband wanted to go out and eat. He had a coupon for a free dessert. We went out, I ate a healthy meal and then he orders his dessert. It is a chocolate molten cake with ice cream. It is huge! Of course, he wants to share! He is one of those people who is always sharing food off his plate. He has his feelings hurt when you don't accept. My son and I always tease him about it. Well, his feelings would get hurt if I didn't have some, so I took a few bites. Not a lot, just enough to keep him happy. Thankfully, it didn't give me sugar cravings. I really didn't each much at all.
Then comes Saturday evening. My husband and son are hungry. They want to go to a restaurant for an evening snack. My son isn't home very often on Saturday nights any more. So we go to Barnes and Noble for a while, then to a restaurant at nine o'clock.
I should have just ordered a salad, but I didn't. They were getting hot wings, cheddar fries, and breaded mushrooms. Okay, I admit it! I had some of each. They were good.
Now, it's time for the morning after regrets! I stepped on the scale this morning! It's not my weigh-in day but I was curious. Not good! Not good at all. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
When I am with my daughter she eats so well. She has never been overweight in her life. Her husband is a cardiologist, they always eat healthy.
When my son moves out we are going to have a better selection of foods, my husband will just have to suffer. I know these are all just excuses, but they are the circumstances in which I live. I have told my husband that we should start sharing a meal when we go out instead of ordering two meals. Sometimes, we do. At times, he wants to eat things that are just not on my eating plan, eating if I just eat a part of it.
So, I am going to work harder at avoiding traps like this in the future. I will just order a salad and sit and smell their delicious hot foods. That's another problem for me, I really relish the smell of food. I think I have always had a good sense of smell, so when I smell something it starts working on my taste buds long before anything else. When it is cold I just am not excited about getting a salad. When it is hot outside a cold salad tastes refreshing, but not in the winter time. I need hot, spicy foods.