My wife went on a health kick some 15 years ago. She started riding a high end bicycle lent to her by her step brother. When she really got into it and got to where she would get really anxious if she couldn’t ride, I went ahead a bought her a similarly styled bike of her own.
All was good, she was losing weight, getting in shape, it was remarkable. I would occasionally comment on how well she was doing and good naturedly comment something like: Oh baby you’re looking hot! Pretty hokey but all in fun.
Well a few years later I get the bug, and I go on a very low carb diet with walking 3 miles a night (after the heat of the day). I was very successful, losing over 60 Lbs. I could tie my shoes no prob. While driving, my stomach wasn’t dragging on the steering wheel. But wifey was pissed.
When I mentioned my weight loss or my walking, She would say I was “crazy” or worse yet “stupid”. With that reaction I began to tell her more frequently about my weight loss in order to just piss her off! Well needless to say you can’t use anger for motivation for too long so of course I gained it all back plus another 20 Lbs.
So here I am on the verge of considering gastric surgery with no idea how to handle it with family. I have to realistically consider that this may lead to a split.
So is it worth the possible sacrifice of my marriage? I don’t know if I have enough good years left in me to start over again.