I get up at 4:00 AM. You read correctly--AM. I get ready for work. Give the wife a kiss goodbye, even though she's still in bed. Usually she says she loves me (groggily) and my response is always, 'I love you more'. (Corny, I know). I make a cup of coffee and try my best to stay awake. This is where it gets super hard for me. I sit on the couch for the next hour playing video games or watching TV, trying to wake up a little more, but really just staring off into space. I like to get up early so I can make sure I get all my crap together before work so I'm not rushing at the last minute to gather it all up before I leave.
So naturally, 5:20 rolls around (the time I have to leave) and I realize, "Shit, my lunch isn't packed." Never fails. The rest of the day is pretty boring. I get off work at 6:00 PM and hurry to get home. Katie always has dinner ready (and portioned out into a single serving, so I can't be heavy handed) and I can't wait to eat. I know dinner is going to be good, because the kids' bowls are half-empty, which means they actually ate some of it. Eat, take a shower, grab a beer, and then I catch up with The Lovely Wife. That's the day. Everyday.
Just like Katie, people ask me questions when they find out about her weight loss (and mine as well, although I definitely play second-fiddle to Katie). Here are a few FAQ's, plus the questions you asked...
1. Do you have a lisp?
Yeth, I have a lithp. How did you know? Jerry insisted on putting this question in here, but I said it was stupid... none of my readers know that he actually DOES, in fact, have a lisp. Our friends like to tease him about it, and I guess he considers it part of his personality.
2. Is it hard being 'Mr. Slim Katie'?
It can be--she's very intimidating. Don't be fooled by her kindness in blogging. She beats me when I don't clean out the litter box before work or give her foot massages before bed. Just kidding. No, silly, it's not hard. Not at all. I have a sexy wife, what else could I ask for? Life is good.
3. Do you ever wonder if she's going to leave you after losing the weight?
Every husband's nightmare. No, I don't worry. I think the key is, we were happy before and I never gave her a reason to leave. So, what's changed? We're just happier I think.
4. Is the sex better?
Yes. We've got a couple videos online if you want to check them out. Here's the link
5. How did you lose the weight?
Truthfully? I'm lazy. Really lazy. She does all the cooking and I do all the eating. I eat what she puts in front of me. I think that's typical of a husband, isn't it? It's a struggle every day though. When I go to work, people always bring in all kinds of food like donuts and cake. Pies and cookies. Fast food. So, everyday I go to work saying I'm not going to eat all kinds of crap. I usually don't, but sometimes I forget to pack my willpower in the morning (along with my lunch) and my day is screwed. I don't really exercise. I didn't do the 48-Hour Miracle Diet (but there IS a bottle of it in our pantry... ask Katie about that!). No gastric bypass. Just Katie. She's how I lost the weight. She was, and is, really motivating.
6. Are you a keeper?
Yes, michellechristine and Poison, I am a keeper.
7. Can we see some before and after pics of you?
Absolutely. One thing you should know about me is that I'm not shy. So, these are for you, ladies.
|I even had the stereotypical stain on my shirt|
|Yes, that would be my sister-in-law's bikini bottom|
8. How were you motivated to lose weight? (a.k.a. How can I get my husband to lose weight with me?)
In all honesty, I don't know. I saw a couple pics of me that made me look like a thumb. I had no chin. Sagging man-boobs. Helluva gut. I felt really sluggish. I want to be here for my kids. I want to be able to run around with them and play. I know a couple of guys at work that have horrible obesity related health issues, such as diabetes and sleep apnea. I didn't want to be one of those people. I also realized that I CAN'T AFFORD TO BE FAT. Our food spending was astronomical (one binge could cost $25 or more).
On top of that, my employer has rolled out new health care requirements. Smokers and obese employees/spouses will be required to pay an extra $20 a week for insurance.That mean that if you or your spouse have a BMI over 30, you would be required to pay $20 extra a week. If BOTH of you have an issue, then it's $40 a week. Great motivation, huh? I am so happy that I lost the weight. I feel better, I look better, and I saved a TON of money on my
9. What was the biggest change in your lifestyle?
Before, we used to go on diets for a couple days and then fail miserably. The downfall would come from something like cookies or chips that we thought we could keep in the house. WRONG! Katie decided enough was enough and cleaned out the pantry of all the bad stuff and filled it with healthy stuff. No more bad stuff to sabotage us. Since she does the grocery shopping and the cooking, I didn't really have a choice.
Did I miss anything? Oh, yeah. I did.
10. How is life, REALLY, with pretty and slim Katie?
PERFECT. I know that life isn't a fairytale. It's not a Lifetime movie (unless there is a movie where the husband gets murdered by the wife because he forgot to clean out the litter box before work!). It is what you make it. We definitely have our ups and downs. We have fun. We're Simpletons. We like to play cards or board games. We laugh and cry at the stupidest crap sometimes but that's what makes us 'us'. We truly enjoy each others company. We finish each others sentences. So, I can't think of anyone else I would rather spend my life with than her. She's special.
So, how was it for my first blog? Any more questions?
Oh, and as Katie usually does, I'll post a question for you: How many of you clicked on the link in FAQ #4?
So there you go, friends.