Today I appreciate all of the efforts she attempted to help me lose weight.
A few years back, not so much.
We never called it losing weight, but rather "getting healthy".
She never told me I was unattractive, or huge, or anything like that. I am glad, because I wouldn't do well with that.
No, I met a woman who loves me unconditionally!
My favorite story of her trying to help me lose weight was a couple of years back. I was at home watching TV and my wife just got back from grocery shopping. I helped her bring in the stuff when she said something I have never heard her say before:
"Honey, I bought you someOreos."
She bought me Oreos. Weird, because earlier that week, she was telling me how concerned she was about my health.
I was looking through all of the bags and I did not see any Oreos. I knew what a Oreo bag looked and sounded like. I could spot the blue anywhere.
Now I probably would have rather had Soft Batch or something by Pepperidge Farms, but Oreos would do just fine.
" Hey, they forgotto give you theOreos."
"No they didn't. They are right here."
She pulled out a box that said 100 Calorie Packs OREO Thin Crisps.
I remember getting my hands on this box and staring at it.
This was the first time I have ever seen a 100 calorie snack pack. I have never been really good with snack packs.
No, the snack pack of pudding and Jello really never hit the spot for me. Shocker since I could have eaten a Buick at 400 pounds and still be hungry for a barn.
But looking at this box, it does seem like the bag is overflowing with cookies. Maybe they were a special 100 calorie pack.
Also, I noticed there was no cream filling. I am pretty sure that is what makes an Oreo. Kind of like getting a M and M without the candy shell. On the box, I saw some white dust. Maybe they sprayed some new cream filling on each cookie.
I smiled and thanked my wife. At the time, I was insulted, but I would never tell my wife that. I know now how hard it is to help someone you love lose weight. Dare I say impossible.
But, she could have gotten me some real cookies!
So I opened the box, and tried one bag.
In about 1.2 seconds I was done with the bag.
I couldn't believe it. I mean, they were not even that good, yet they were in my belly fast. I remember looking in the little bag a second time just to see if I missed any, like in a secret compartment or something.
Not satisfied, I ate another bag, and then another.
In about 53 seconds, I finished the box. 600 calories of bland dry cookie.
Although I never did anything about it, I realized something about me that still holds true to this day. As much as I want to do great with portion control, it is still such a struggle. Changing the way I eat really is the best move I have ever made. I do watch my lean meats and fat free dairy, but it is a good feeling that I can eat a good amount of vegetables. I am different, which I can live with.
When my wife saw that I ate the whole box of " Oreos" she looked at me funny.
" You know, you were only supposed to eat one pack."
I starred at the box.
"I don't see any directions for the 400 pound person on here. Sorry."