Ha! This is what happens when Linden leaves her documents open on the computer! She had this really great, truly inspiring post almost finished, but then she left to walk the dog. Now you have to read my story.
First, let me introduce myself. I’m Linden’s husband, Rob. I was real happy when Linden started working with Pamela. I mean, I’ve always thought my wife was beautiful, but when your woman isn’t happy with her body, there isn’t much a man can say to make her believe that you really truly think she’s beautiful, ya know? But no way was I getting on board with this whole veggie-eating, favorite-shunning diet. I’ve only gained a few pounds in the last few years eating pretty much what I want. And my clothes always fit. No need to go overboard.
Until last week.
I needed some new dress pants, so I bought a couple in my size. They didn’t fit, and I didn’t want to take them back because we got a great deal on them. My only other options? Lose a few pounds. I had just started running again anyway, but I think the real key to fitting back into those slacks is eating less Funyuns.
I’ve been watching Linden portion out her food using the kitchen scale or measuring cups for weeks now, so I thought that would be the way to go. I finally asked her about the food changes Pamela is asking her to make–more veggies and less processed foods—but I don’t think I gotta do all that. I think it will make a huge difference just to eat more normal portions.
But I had to check out some calorie counting apps on my sweet Nexus S. That’s when Linden explained this whole “calorie deficit” thing that Pamela has taught her, so one night I find myself getting measured in about 18 different places so that we can estimate my body fat percentage so that we could then calculate my basal metabolic rate, so I that I could then eat about 500 fewer calories a day, which adds up to shedding about a pound a week. Once we had that all figured out, I got to play with those healthy apps some more. I’m using DailyBurn for calorie counting and iMapMyRUN+to track my runs. Playing with the apps is half the fun, right?
It’s actually been pretty fun! I’m still eating what I want, but in healthier portions. I’ve already lost 3 pounds! And now Linden can’t say I don’t support her healthy eating thing. Win-win, right?
–Linden here. Luckily I found this before Rob sent it off to Pamela for me! Guys, stop reading. Ladies, don’t you just hate how quickly some men can lose weight?! Well, Rob is running hills pretty much every day, and he takes the dog for a walk as his cool down. I still haven’t quite convinced him about the whole “veggie eating” thing yet, but just give me a couple weeks… 😉