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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Not Quite Fair

Joel and I have gone on a diet together.

Mostly, it's good.  We've both lost weight and are feeling better.  It's always fun to do something like this together, too.  We've been walking a lot in the afternoon/evening and there is some friendly competition, of course.

There's just one little problem.

He has lost over double the weight I have lost.  And if he keeps up at this rate, he is going to weigh less than I do in a couple weeks unless I find some way to lose really fast before then.  I am exercising way more than he does. All he does are our walks and basketball on Saturday mornings.  I do our walks plus ride my bike for another 45 minutes.  And if I don't ride the bike I kill myself doing Jillian instead. Every. Single. Day.

So on weigh-in days I kind of hate him.

(But I still love that we're in this together.)

31 comments :

  1. It isn't fair that men lose weight so easily, and for women, it is a constant struggle. So not fair! Good luck, and I am rooting for you.

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  2. They told me at the gym one time that more muscle means higher metabolism or something like that. So I think men already start out at an advantage over us, because they have more muscle.

    It's great that you're both losing though, even if he's losing faster! Good luck!

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  3. Guys are jerks like that! My brother used to drink weight gainer shakes while I was mixing slim-fast!

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  4. This is exactly why I will never do a diet with my hubby. He has to work really hard just to maintain his weight because he has such a fast metabolism. I passed him up in weight with all three of my pregnancies.

    But, congrats on your successes!

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  5. Oh man, that bites! Sometimes you just have to hate me and their dang muscle mass!

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  6. It will taper off.
    Just like Drew.
    Drew just took away doctor pepper (replacing it with diet) and he's lost like 22 pounds.
    I hate him.
    BUT, it's nice to have their support. :)

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  7. legitimate.

    We need to make them have babies, and that's all there is to it.

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  8. I feel your pain. It's so unfair. We women just hang on to our weight. I've started eating healthier, too, and am determined to stick with it this time. For a while, at least.

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  9. Dang estrogen! Oh and dang testosterone!

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  10. Oh, do I ever feel your pain. My husband decides he needs to lose ten pounds, stops drinking soda, takes a run on the treadmill once or twice, and voila! It's vanished!

    Me? I decide to lose ten pounds, run 3-4 miles every day, eat only cardboard, and then gain 4 pounds of water weight.

    Happens every time.

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  11. That would be so frustrating! But, way to go on doing it together.

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  12. I was going to say exactly what Inkmom said. My husband can think about losing weight and look thinner. Me? Not so much.

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  13. Joel might be ahead in the weight loss, but you are SO much prettier than he is!!! I can't help but wonder if you built yourself a podium in the living room and stood on top waving your arms about if you wouldn't overtake him? ;-) All of that symphony conducting makes you lose weight, after all I have never seen an obese conductor-well, except for once at the U of AK. It was sad because he broke through the floorboards, and the concert was cut short with him being rushed to the hospital. They were doing Puccini at the time too, wouldn't you just know it?

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  14. OMIGOSHSAMEHERE!

    I do WAY more than him and he's still killing me.

    Stupid female metabolism.

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  15. Yeah, what's the deal with the guys dropping pounds easier? SHeesh

    Good for you guys!

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  16. That is so awesome that you're doing that together! Or against each other. Whatever. Greg refuses to help me in any way because he thinks you should want to do it badly enough for yourself. He is completely wrong. It is frustrating.

    I am currently trying to starve myself a little because I just need to lose ten pounds to be comfortable (fifteen and I would be extremely happy) and I know I can do that in a short time. And maintaining weight is easy for me. It's just the losing. I'm cutting way back on calories, but today I already ate a half a piece of the chocolate cake with caramel frosting that I'm ONLY supposed to eat for dessert. Although normally by this time of day I would have eaten two or three pieces, so I guess that's good? Ugh.

    Good luck! Keep it up! I hope you are feeling better, even if your weight loss isn't coming as fast as you would like. After all, it's about being healthy, right? (yes, we all know that and we all STILL want the freaking weight off!!)

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  17. My husband and I have been thinking about dieting together. Maybe doing a contest. But I think you just decided it for me. We'll keep separate weight loss plans, my ego can't take it.

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  18. LOL. My wife has this same frustration. However, since she is so much better than me in so many ways, I suppose I had to get something--Nature tossed me a bone, so to speak. I love that you are doing this together, though.

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  19. This would be why if Splenda decides he needs to diet, I refuse to hear about it. Men can lose weight just thinking about it. Some of course, easier than others, but in general.......

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  20. I feel your pain! Matt and I are currently doing that and he cheats like crazy and still loses as much or more than I do. Not fair.

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  21. My husband and I have a bet to see who can lose 10% of their body weight first. The winner gets an 8 hour day away from the kids. It's a total carrot AND stick reward. I'M DESPERATE TO WIN!

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  22. "We're in this together." -- The things we do together that help draw us closer...diets, trips, chores...and for us, a puppy. Getting and raising a new puppy these past weeks has been brought us closer as a family. It's challenging but rewarding.

    PS: I kind of hate my husband for his teeth. He rarely keeps up the rigorous dental routine I do, and yet who has the crowns, fillings & root canals? Moi. So Not Fair.

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  23. I, too, feel your pain. JC has lost like 40 pounds since last summer. Me? I need to lose like 40 pounds and have lost like maybe 10. Guys suck. ;-)

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  24. Guys just suck! Jake hasnt been running in almost a year and he joined me at the gym a couple weeks ago. He ran our 3.1 miles faster than me, who has been consistently running for about 6 months. So, like I said, guys just suck!

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  25. Guys suck that way! Dustin and I always sort of mirror each other because I think he relies on my will power to get him through. If I go for dessert, he can't resist. GOOD LUCK!

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  26. Don't even get me started about your weight vs. your husband's. Just don't even go there. Try being married to a naturally skinny man and all of his skinny family. I have to hang out with my family soon afterward to remind myself that I'm not an ogre!

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  27. Weight-loss when compared to guys just stinks.

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  28. One of the great injustices of this world is the way men lose weight so much faster and more easily than women.

    It just isn't fair.

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  29. Ugh, yeah. I also hate it when the Tailor gains a pound or something and says, "I feel fat." And then, of course, he loses the pound in 10 minutes or something. So not fair!

    Glad you have a partner, though. It's way more fun and better motivation that way.

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