A dad tells us what men really think about their wives' desire to lose weight. Brace yourself...This is my "Here's What I Don't Get" post. And it's about, well, the
Here's what I don't get.
If you are unhappy with how you look and want to lose weight, then quit complaining and do something about it. And one way to do this is to start in your home. Get rid of all the chocolate, ice cream and other junk!
The "what if we have company?" excuse doesn't work. Since we got married and had a child, we rarely have company. The only person that comes around our place is our Guatemalan nanny--and there is no way I am paying her to sit around and eat Eskimo Pies.
What about this sudden urge to bake cookies at 10:30 at night for the neighbor who found a piece of your mail in her box or the employees at work who you complain about? Just cause you have a craving for double-chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean these people are yearning for you to make them. Funny how there always seems to be extras.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays too, but ask yourself "how many trick-or-treaters really come to our door?" If it is only a couple dozen, then you don't need that many bags of candy. Do the math! And let's be honest, kids don't like Almond Joys, (you do) so don't act surprised when there's some left over. And if there are some it's alright to throw it away. And BTW, buying the candy months ahead of time will not save time and money--another sorry excuse.
Also, who cares if the little girl outside the Ralph's is raising money for her high school cheerleading squad? You don't need to buy the chocolate bar. That isn't charity. Donating money for breast cancer or doing the American Heart Association's Heart Walk are worthy causes. What about them?
Now the things above aren't going to make you lose weight, but they're a step in the right direction to eating healthier and being honest about why these things are REALLY in your home.
Seems obvious to me--or am I missing something?