Start Weight:(14 Mar 13) 143.3 lb
Current Weight:(01 Aug 14) 151.7 lb
Goal Weight:132.3 lb
following: Nutrition balancing game!
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

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How can I help my overweight fiance lose weight?
Eddie1621 - thank you for an insightful opinion from a male perspective!
Years of people trying to squeeze me into frames made me ignore the public haters all too well - so no, I don't care what people think about my fiance's size. It is my choice, my man, my pride. If any close friends or family mention it, I just let it slide off lightly. But I know for one that it hurts my heart to see him nearly cry every morning because his back hurts, because of his lower body being heavier than upper - it gets better if he puts a pillow under lower body to equalize that. It hurts me to see his beautiful forehead and hairline gradually taken by yellow patches of scaly skin, which can only so much be warded off by medicine. He is however exceptionally agile and fast, almost like a normal weight person and that I am glad for.

My guy is exceptionally well-mannered, smart, kind, gentle and family-minded and the purpose of my life - and I just don't want to lose him early.

But you are right - unless he decides it for himself, I can't get into his mind and make him reach for apples instead of pizza, or running shoes instead of TV all day. All that I can do is show good example and hope for the best...

posted 03 Aug 2014, 04:22
How can I help my overweight fiance lose weight?
Deaby I never said I didn't know how old he was! Smile he's 27.

Nb girl, yeaaah, I can agree that low-fats are evil. I ended up permanently damaging my stomach and nervous system that way. Basically held up with too low fat for too long once. It was a really stupid mistake, so what I meant by "low cal" here was more like - eat normal fats, normal protein, normal everything, just try to fit into a low number of calories.
And thank you mummydee! I guess the best would be to set example by myself - while I don't really suffer from any weight problems it would never hurt to be healthier - and if it motivates my significant other, totally worth it! Smile

posted 02 Aug 2014, 07:24
How can I help my overweight fiance lose weight?
Hey everyone!

I need some advice and I figured the best place to ask about it would be right here Smile
I have a fiance, who's 6'6" and nearly 308 pounds. I really love my man and I don't mind the looks, but he suffers from a few problems, such as back pains and psoriasis, which is why I would like to help him. In the long run, the weight will likely hurt him even more and he knows that. However, he comes from a family with really bad eating habits and no exercise, so for over 25 years he's been "enjoying life" and eating whatever he pleased in whatever amounts. Oh, and he can't tell a fruit from a vegetable... He goes to a dietician, but her advices do little to no good.

So, I would like to provide him with some ideas as to what he could do to help himself, but not all methods that work on me will work on him.
For me, I know calorie counting works fine, but he says "if I can't have an entire cake at once, that's no life", and he has no favorite exercise at all. Now I know some exercises aren't even suitable for overweight people and might do more damage.

I would love to hear your opinions and experiences. What exercise should we take part in? Would it be safe to temporarily have him go low calories (like 1600 maybe)? Should he switch from real sugar to a sweetener? Any other ideas?
posted 02 Aug 2014, 05:23
So how do I assemble an effective home-training program?
Hey everyone!

I have always wanted to go the extra mile with my diet, so I tried to support it with exercise. I used to mostly do those 8-minute exercises on YouTube, doing 4 of them would make it half-an-hour a day. Thing is, they would really quickly become repetitive (3 months of the same thing, ugh), and since I really have to push myself to exercise, as soon as it gets boring I just seem to gradually cease doing it.

I wanted to make my own little exercise program, but realised I have no idea how to do this. So here's where I ask your advice:
- How long should the training take everyday?
- How long should the breaks between exercises be?
- How many different exercises should I do daily for each area (arms, legs, abs, behind)?
And finally, can you recommend a site where I could find effective exercises, preferably with examples on how to do it correctly? Or maybe you have found an exercise on your own that works like a charm? Please share.

Tools-wise, I have a weighted 3.3 lbs hula-hoop and two 1-kilo hand weights.

Thank you for any guidance.
posted 21 Jan 2014, 07:07
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23 January 2014

Finally seem to be losing a bit! Which is nice! :) Need to start exercising along with it to tone my improving shapes :)
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14 January 2014

Got into a pretty deep discussion with my fiance today. He has heard from specialists that if you keep your diet in check for two weeks, one day a week ...

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