Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A long overdue THANK YOU!!!

This is a very LONG overdue thank you to my wonderful husband. He is my best friend and I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. I know that sounds soppy but there is going to be a bit of that in this post.

Here's a bit of background...We went to pre primary and yr 1 together. Then my family moved away and I came back to do yrs 10 -12 in my old town. I almost asked him to be my partner for my Debutant Ball but on my way to ask him my friend told me she had just asked him. And I am glad that she did as he was the perfect partner for her and they continued on with the dance lessons after the ball. She passed away 12 months later and I am really glad they had that time together. We stayed in touch over the years and then the year we turned 21 we saw eachother a LOT! I may have got rather drunk one night and made a move. (My brother has a whole story about this night but I am telling this story so this is my version) It took another 2yrs before I agreed to go out with him.

We moved in together 12 months later, got engaged after 18 months together, married after almost 3yrs together & had our first baby just after 3yrs together. We have been together 10yrs, married for 7yrs, lived in 3 different towns, lived in 7 different houses and have 3 beautiful kids.
Happiest day of my life!!!

As the old saying goes "A girl will marry someone like her dad". Well I took that to the extreme some would say. As Mark and Dad look very alike. My brother jokes that Mark looks more like dad's son then he does. But he also has dad's patience and calmness. Which balances us out perfectly. I come up with brilliant brain wave ideas and he lets me go off on my tangent before he pulls me back to reality. 

He is always supportive and never more so then in the last few months. Our house is always hectic during hockey season and he puts up with a lot of crap. (there's no other word for it) He has to listen to me vent about people and circumstances. And like most women I am not looking for him to fix it but just listen. But like most men he puts in his 2 cents worth and he is usually right. (not that I will admit it to him) He puts up with me forgetting meetings until the last minute. And as these meetings are 45min away that means I am often out of the house before dinner, bath & bed time. 

I know a lot of people have husbands who are very unsupportive of their fitness and weight loss goals. He is always supportive and over the years and I have tried EVERYTHING to lose weight and paid A LOT of money to do so. He has a lot of times rolled his eyes at the latest craze I have brought into but he has gone along with it. Also he has NEVER once told me I need to lose weight. I have been big the whole time we have been together and he has always told me I am beautiful the way I am. 

Recently with my training to run a half marathon at the end of September his support has gone up to a whole new level. He comes home from work and sends me out the door for a run. When I come home he has either cooked dinner or finished it off, done homework with the kids, bathed the kids & on hockey training nights (2 nights a week) he does all of this as well as dinner with kids and bedtime. The whole time I am on my runs I am thinking of all the things I should be doing at home. And feeling guilty that I am not there to do all those things with my family. 

I owe him so much and I could not have lost 22kg, run 12km, been secretary of hockey & EVERYTHING else with out him by my side. I know that I am VERY lucky to have such a supportive partner and I sometimes take it for granted. So this is my way of say THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU and I couldn't have done it without you. I am looking forward to our holiday in October when all the craziness of hockey and the half marathon are over and we can spend some quality family time together. 


Here are this weeks weigh in details. 
Weight 84.5kg
Weekly loss 1kg
Total Weight Removed 22.1kg
Weight to remove until body scan 7.9kg. 
14.5kg till goal!! 

1 comment:

  1. You have an amazing man there Nikki, they are a rare breed, thank goodness I've got one of those here too. I really despair when I read some of the posts on the forum of ladies who's husbands aren't behind them 100 percent, it makes me sad that they can't just have that time for themselves to fix whatever needs fixing.

    So here's to the supportive husbands and partners out there. Oh and love your wedding photos, absolutely stunning!