Time for the truth: I've gained 25-30 pounds in the past 9 months. Lost my job in September 2011 and launched a baking business in January 2012 [yes I plan to incorporate more gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Paleo options into my sales now!]
I'd been keeping up with the gym regularly for the first 6. And then not so much. I'd been eating mostly healthy for the first 7, but I kept eating my own stuff/sampling bits from new recipes, etc. And then became apathetic about healthy eating.
For the past month I've been reading about all different sorts of changes I could make to my food sources.
Made a decision that best for me would be to highly restrict or eliminate sugar and at least experiment with eliminating gluten. I also badly need to increase my protein intake and have more veggies.
Guess what this looks like? The NOT-Cult version of Paleo, for the most part.
So I'll try it out for at least a few months to see how it changes me [I'm also going to get back to interval swim workouts and starting Bar Method classes in a couple of weeks].
Today is DAY 1.
My husband is 100% on board but also being obnoxious already. He's VERY critical about food, eating habits, picky eating, being healthy, not being fat, etc. And so he's thrilled I want to make changes, and thinks Paleo is a great choice for me. However he's VERY much of the 80% IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH variety. Sure doing something is better than doing nothing, but WHY AREN'T YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU POSSIBLY CAN? He's much more 'good is the enemy of great' and I'm more 'perfect is the enemy of good'. Or rather that on a spectrum between good and the closest to perfection that's actually attainable, great falls VERYclose to perfection, rather than somewhere in the middle.
Any suggestions for how to handle an...over-zealous spouse? Or someone whose version of 'getting healthy' doesn't include anything other than full-stop whole-nine-yards methods? Or a spouse who admonished your past eating and is preemptively judging your plan for going Paleo?