The skinny friend, now fat

No benefits to giving up smoking

My husband gave up smoking last year. Almost straight away he gained weight. Along with this weight gain came the health issues; sleep apnoea, fluid in the legs, lack of fitness, no energy. Added to this is apathy, the disinclination to do anything about the weight gain. It is culmination of all of these things that are putting a strain on our marriage. The reduced intimacy is just another to add to the list. I mean, what can you do about it? I didn’t think that at forty years of age I’d be in a marriage without sex. In my fifties maybe. My husband is only 42. I’ve told him I will help him lose weight. But he has to want to lose it and to work with me. I get exhausted just thinking about it, it’s like walking against the tide with him. I should know by now I can’t make him do anything he doesn’t want to do.

I’m 55kg now, hoping I’m under this week. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about how to maintain this weight loss. I will have to keep being vigilant. I will have to not allow my bad habits to come sneaking back. I’ll have to have willpower in some cases and in others I will just have to say no. I’m loving being skinny. I’m loving being fit, though my exercise program these days extends as far as 15 mins a day on the ab circle pro.

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