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Monday, March 23, 2009

THE HUBBY’S TBL CHALLENGE!!!

A lot of you have asked me the question, Is it hard for you to eat so healthy even though the Hubby doesn't?” or the question, Isn’t it hard making two separate meals?”. Well quite honestly not really, because I know that we both have different taste buds when it comes to food, and I knew that before we got married:)

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The Hubby dose like my cooking, and will eat a healthier dinner when I make it, but if were out to eat he will definitely go for the burger instead of the the salad. In fact he doesn't really like any vegetables, besides green beans and lentils. As far as cooking two meals separately I try and just keep his meals simple and then at the end I separate the two meals and add in all my fun veggies and sauces. 

Well recently Hubby asked me if I would do a “Biggest Loser Challenge” for him and feature on my blog. Not that he is HUGE or anything he just wants to lose about 15 pounds, and he knows that he can’t do it on his own(like many people). By me talking about it with you guys, this will hold him accountable, and of course you guys are amazing cheerleaders! So in order to do this challenge, I researched a lot of different diets(which I am not a fan of), but I know that a diet is something that will work for him because he likes keeping it simple, and can eat the same thing over and over.

This picture is just for your entertainment!

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I decided to go with the Eating for Life Method by Bill Phillips. I love that it has 6 small meals, Hubby loves to snack, and it’s pretty simple to follow. Hubby has vowed to do it for at least 2 weeks and if he sees a change he might even do it longer. The Eating for Life Method is how I eat already, except I eat a lot more fruit then they allow during the first few weeks. It’s a very simple method, 6 small meals a day, 2-3 hours apart, a protein, good carb, and a veggie with a little fat in there too.

Sample Menu Day 1 that I created for Hubby:

Meal #1: Breakfast Cookie with oats(carb) pb(fat) protein powder and milk(protein)
Meal #2: Whey Protein Shake with water
Meal #3: Ham sandwich with two pieces of WW Bread + an apple
Meal #4: Greek Yogurt+Strawberries
Meal #5: Chicken Breast+Green Beans+1.5 cups of WW Rice
Meal #6: Vanilla Whey Protein Shake with some PB

I talked to him this afternoon he says he is doing ok, but is REALY hungry…lol..I told him the first day is going to be the hardest.

Now what about exercise? Well that is something Hubby doesn't have a problem with. He plays baseball twice a week, basketball twice a week, and racquetball once a week. Were going to start doing Jillian’s 30 day Shred together, he actually likes it!

I plan on giving you guys updates to let you know how he’s doing you, you can visit his blog and cheer him on too!!!!

One more fun one!

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I am not a dietician by any means, but I love helping people eat better, work out and feel great about themselves and if one day I get to do it for a living this will be great practice. So I have this fun project, not that I don’t have enough projects on my plate:) But this one if for the most important person in my life, and I know he can do it. SO LET’S CHEER HIM ON!!!!

28 comments:

Mica said...

I love this idea, you're so sweet, Bobbi! Maybe I should apply a similar challenge to the boyfriend, except call it "The Biggest Gainer" since he doesn't have any weight to lose!

RunToFinish said...

I don't think D would follow a plan eeeever. So I've been sneaking in his veggies...I just need to get him active again!

carolinebee said...

woo hoo Good luck hubby!

Jen said...

I love it- you're a great wife and he will definitely be able to do it! My biggest lifesaver was learning to combine my proteins and veggies. My snack of choice: cut up celery stalks with almond butter. Suck a great snack- I cut up each stalk into about 5-6 pieces then put almond butter in a tiny container, and it's been my bff for the last 2 months- so filling and good for snackers like me.

I'll be praying for you guys- can't wait to see the results!

Run Saraaah said...

Good luck to him! He sounds like my fiance in his eating habits...although my fiance has no incentive to eat healthy, because he doesn't lose or gain any weight no matter what he eats...grr!

Niki said...

You are so sweet to do this for your hubby!! Good luck to the hubby, we all will be cheering him on!!

joyRuN said...

Beautiful wedding pics!

Good luck to your hubby!!!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Go hubby!! I'm all about the boys trying to get in shape! :o)

jenngirl said...

Love the pics! And I think it's great that you are working WITH the hubs on this one, good luck to him!! :)

Pearl said...

GOOOOO HUBBY! YOU CAN TOTALLY DO IT! AND WITH BOBBI'S ORGANIZATION AND PREPARATION, I'M SURE IT'LL BE A CINCH FOR YOU!
yaay bobbi you're so sweet; such a great wife :)

just me said...

gooooo bobbi's hubby! sounds like a great challenge! i'm sure he can do it!

Meghann said...

Love the hubby challenge!!!

GOod luck!!

Lauren said...

My husband and I share different tastes too! I have gotten so adapated to alterting recipes and meals so that it pleases both of our pallets, and honestly, I am so use to it that it's really no bother.
I would so much rather him enjoy his meal than pretend to like something just for my sake.

Good luck keeping him on track!

Denise said...

That's great! You two will have fun with this and he'll kick some butt!

Lacey Nicole said...

HOORAY! with you on his side i don't think failure is an option :) the good news is he isn't starting from zero, he's already halfway there!

healthy ashley said...

This is fantastic! I love that he's leaning on you for help. Best of luck to him! And I just love all the fun wedding photos!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh he'll knock this out no problem. And you know, (Pssst Hubs) running will improve his racketball, basketball, and baseball game by tons. By running he'll improve his endurance and his conditioning will only get better. Which will result in him knocking the socks off the other guys leaving them in the dust. :D

Go hubs, you can totally do this! And Bobbi, sneak some extra veggies in where you can! :)

SLJ said...

Good luck to him! Him and my fiance seem to have similar eating habbits, no veggies and loves his meat. This means I also cook separate meals for us also... a challenge but not impossible!

D10 said...

I think posting is a great way to hold your husband accountable. He is going to find success with the weight loss, especially with your support.

Missy said...

Great idea! My boyfriend is the same way, will always order a burger out while I eat salads but likes my cooking! Can't wait to see hubby's progress!

Jess said...

I think it's great that you're putting together the challenge for your hubby! I'm wishing him the best of luck!

aron said...

ohhh i cant wait to follow along!!! so fun :)

love the pics!!

P.O.M. said...

Very cute pics. It's awesome you can motivate him like that!!!

Amanda said...

What a sweet wife you are to do this for your hubby. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. Tell him lots of people are rooting for him!

erinbee said...

those pictures are so cute. eep!

Captain Jack said...

Please do tell how you're qualified to do this?

All the Weight-Watchers processed foods and protein drinks are a recipe for bad nutrition.

Whatever happened to just eating real foods topped off with common sense?

HangryPants said...

That's awesome! Good luck hubby.

Oh and Bobbi, I saw your comment on my facebook status. :D Dave Farmar is a yoga instructor who has awesome 60, 75 and 90 minute free yoga podcasts. They're awesome! www.davefarmar.com

Marianne said...

Good luck to your husband in his challenge :)