Spending the week alone with a four year old has been interesting. We’ve had ‘I don’t want to get up, it’s too early’...and sadly, that came from me! I even pondered if it was too soon to teach a 4 year old how to make coffee (don’t worry, I didn’t). Then lying in bed one night I had an epiphany. I’d like some of this energy and zest for life, and to wake up raring to go in the morning instead of being a big grumpy pants until I’ve had my coffee. Sure, I’ve been a supportive wife up to a point but what better way to support this journey than to take part wholeheartedly. I could stand to lose a few pounds….ok, more than a few, and surely the moral support will make the journey easier...for both of us!
Jordan’s experience in Germany was definitely made a whole lot easier by putting his weight loss journey out there. It’s still been hard but the friends who usually buy him his favourite sweets, have instead been walking with him, cooking him healthy meals and encouraging him every step of the way. It’s amazing the effect that different foods can have on your body, and your voice, when you reintroduce them. Here’s the week in his words……
"Tuesday - Eating here is hard too. Breads and cheese and meat in the morning. Thankfully I went for an hour walk! It's crazy though, 30 minutes after eating breads and mucus started building. My saliva started feeling thick and mucus built up in my nose. Weird! I'm just going to try and eat as healthy as possible and move more!"
Fortunately, after that first meal, Jordan was honest with his hosts about some of the changes he has made to his diet, and unsurprisingly, they started cooking more paleo meals. In fact, Jordan started cooking some of these meals for them. In the end, Jordan ended up losing a little while away, which has definitely never happened before. I am so proud of him and I hope his determination continues to inspire me and others.
aka: The Better Half
PS: I know Jordan always ends with a song....I am sure he will enjoy this one!