10 Ways You Can Help Your Spouse Lose Weight

BY: - 6 Sep '13 | Marriage

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If you have never struggled with your weight, I am here to tell you that it’s a blessing.  Trying to lose weight is challenging.  I know because I have lost 45 pounds before.  I had to make several lifestyle changes, and I was determined to get in shape.  I reached my goal and life was good.  Now, 14 years, a husband, and two kids later, I can tell you that losing weight is even harder than I remember.

I know so many of you have been where I am right now.  You look in the mirror and think, “dag, why is it so hard to lose this weight?”  It’s one of the most frustrating moments in the world because you actually know what to do, but being able to do it well and consistently keeps you away from your goal.

The only thing that makes weight loss even more challenging is a lack of support from your spouse.  Sometimes people don’t get any support at all, or they find themselves with a spouse who claims they are helping, but their “help” just makes you want to eat a brownie sundae… with extra whipped cream.

Below, are a few tips for those of you out there with a spouse who wants to lose some weight.  It’s my hope that reading this gives you the tools you need to truly support their weight-loss effort.

BMWK Family, what are some things you do to support your spouse’s weight loss efforts?

1) Give your spouse time.

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If your wife recently gave birth, give her some time. It’s great that Halle Berry can get her body back in a few weeks, but most women can’t. And this goes both ways. If your husband is recovering from an injury, give him the time he needs.

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Martine Foreman wrote 405 articles on this blog.

Martine Foreman is a lifestyle consultant who specializes in helping moms who want more out of life but feel overwhelmed and confused. Through her content and services, Martine is committed to helping women embrace their personal truth, gain clarity, and take action to create lives they love. For more on Martine's candid views on life and love, visit her at candidbelle.com. Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, two kids and sassy cat Pepper.

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What Happy Couples Do Better Than Other Couples

BY: - 9 Sep '13 | Marriage

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Have you ever observed a couple who appear to be totally in tune with one another? A couple who really seem to have “it”? They look good together, communicate well and simply put, seem truly connected. Joy isn’t always present in relationships, so when we see a couple who exudes this type of bliss we take notice.

Joy is usually the goal for most marriages. Unfortunately, not every couple arrives there. Some struggle in various areas. Lack of communication, intimacy and trust are those joy killers. It hurts to be in a relationship that won’t allow us the opportunity to experience a sense of peace and overall joy. For those couples who have it, there is much to be learned on how they reached this pinnacle in their relationship. Everyone wants to be happy. The reason a couple isn’t, has a lot to do with neglecting the list below.  If creating more joy is your desire too, here are the 5 things happy couples do better than all other couples:

  1. They laugh! It has been said laughter is the best medicine. Who better to laugh with than the person we love the most. Doing something to make our spouse laugh or even smile should be a secret daily goal for every couple.

  2. They don’t manufacture drama! Looking for reasons to complain and be miserable isn’t on a happy couple’s radar. They are consistently searching for the good in even the most challenging situations. Remember their goal is joy.

  3. They celebrate! A happy couple takes the time to enjoy the big as well as the small things in life. In addition to birthdays and anniversaries, they celebrate the end of summer, paying off a bill, kids going back to school, or even getting new furniture, to name a few. Those special moments in life never slip pass this couple.

  4. They travel! Couples focused on joy spend time together, quality time, extended time. They know the value of leaving it all behind and taking the time to unwind, reconnect and experience the beauty of this world. Keep in mind, traveling doesn’t always have to break the bank. Staycations count too, as long as we get away.

  5. They kiss! They kiss, touch, make love and stay physically connected. Happy couples look forward to this part of their relationship. This is probably what leads to their joy the most. Good lovin is the escape most couples need from the stresses of the world.

The majority of us want to be part of a relationship that feels good. The reality, of course, is not every day will be filled with joyful moments. But as often as possible, we should incorporate the list above.   

BMWK, what would you add to this list?

 

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Tiya Cunningham-Sumter is a Certified Life & Relationship Coach, founder of Life Editing and Author of A Conversation Piece: 32 Bold Relationship Lessons for Discussing Marriage, Sex and Conflict Available on Amazon . She helps couples and individuals rewrite their life to reflect their dreams. Tiya has been featured in Essence and Ebony Magazines, and named one of the top blogs to read now by Refinery29. She resides in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. To find out about Couple's Coaching visit www.lifeediting.com.

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