Saturday, April 12, 2008

True Love

So how do you know when you are in love? I have the answer. Last night Anna decided to buzz my hair again. She seems to like it short. Later that evening she said, "Alex, can I say something to you without hurting your feelings? What I mean is that I don't want you to be sad." Sure Anna, what's up? "Alex, you have gained too much weight. I want you to lose your gut and get rid of that awful triple chin. I agreed to the constructive criticism and then made a big mistake. How much do you want me to lose? She wants me to lose 25 pounds. She then went on to say that if she were overweight that I would get upset and would want her to lose weight. Contemplating on the idea of my wife's statement, I agreed that I would be all over her if she was overweight, so I am bound and determined to lose the weight!! I told her that I would start after the weekend since I was going to be eating out for breakfast and lunch on friday. I guess my point is that you know you're in love when you can tell your husband that he needs to lose the weight, or else! The only kick to my pants is that Anna was serious this time and wasn't joking. I guess she really means it this time. I guess I am up to the challenge of losing weight before the Oregon coast. By the way, I did get in a good discussion with my partner the other day. We both made it clear after the intense confrontation that either of us still don't agree on certain subjects and that's awesome. We went on with our morning and it has been a great week since. Don't you love those kind of love, hate relationships! Later, Alex


  1. I totally understand the love!!!

    And I love Gabe so much, I suggested he follow annas advice as well :)
    I love my sweet husband, but I KNOW he would feel better if he was back in shape! Im glad we're back in boise so he can have a good motivated workout companion!

  2. Alex-

    It's official- we have an all access pass to go hiking, boating, camping, golfing,etc. as often as we want. If we get any static about it whatsoever, we can both say we're just trying to get handsome again.

    This is going to be the best summer ever!


  3. Make sure you don't set yourself up for failure by trying to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Slow weight loss is best, 1 to 2 pounds a week at most. Good luck.

  4. Hey! Anna, I'm so glad you looked us up. The super funny thing is I was just thinking about you guys last night (the name 'Dejah' came up in conversation) and wondered where you were and what you were up to. Looks like you are doing well! Your girls are beautiful!

    Great post Alex. Darren and I are trying to be healthier too, but the time factor is our problem. We both have time to workout, but not much time to plan/make healthier meals because we are both working and evenings are limited. We realize this and are working on it. I personally think you need to focus on both exercise and food when it comes to health.

    Anyway, I hope you'll post some of the ways you're changing your life to be healthier. We can always use the tips!