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It's not fair!!

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janreb Wed 13-Jul-11 10:51:49

We (husband and myself) decided to start our diet a couple of weeks ago, both want to lose a stone.
We eat almost the same things, only difference being he has sugar in his coffee, I don't. He also has full fat milk and I have skimmed. He also has two weetabix at night to take his tablets with.
He doesn't exercise and I walk at least 5 miles every day with the dog.
So how come he has lost 3lbs and I have only lost 1/2lb? It just is not fair!!

rosiemus Wed 13-Jul-11 11:25:37

oh janreb - that really really isn't fair at all!

GillieB Wed 13-Jul-11 13:08:33

Janreb - we are a bit like this, too; but not as bad as my sister and her husband. She has to watch absolutely everything she eats - he, on the other hand, loses weight if he doesn't eat enormous quantities of bread, potatoes, cake, and chocolate. It is just his metabolism, of course. I have hypothyroidism and, even though it is under control, I find losing weight extremely difficult. I really sympathise with you - it's just not fair!

janreb Wed 13-Jul-11 17:06:18

Perhaps I'll find some way to "lace" his food with extra calories!

GoldenGran Wed 13-Jul-11 17:16:01

I think so janreb, extra thick double cream instead of low fat yoghurt could be a start. I think it is just different metabolisms, but very annoying!envy

janreb Thu 14-Jul-11 16:33:26

He has now lost another lb!! Even the dog is losing weight.