I'll keep that thought in mind. I don't think she is serious about wanting me to seek professional help, she herself is very anti-doctor and especially anti-psychiatrist. I think she's mostly just using it as an insult, to which your reply still works as a come back.AlwaysAgnes
So you DON'T like beets?
The wife likes potatoes, and I've suggested that she could eat mostly potatoes on a vegan diet and be extremely healthy. She said the thought of eating potatoes without butter is enough to make her puke.
You're lucky to have a husband like you do!
I went to the gym again yesterday before work. Did 10 minutes elliptical, 10 bike, 10 treadmill, and a weight circuit. Feeling good, trying to be careful not to over-do too much in the beginning. All the cardio machines have heart rate monitors built in, was able to get heart rate into the 130's with no angina. Pretty happy about that.
Weight has been sitting a little high the past few days. As high as 228. It was 225 this morning, which if I stick with my fast for the day, tomorrow morning should be a good weigh-in.
So my DIL texted me last week and said she had heard about a screening of "Forks Over Knives" somewhere locally. I found it in the paper last night, and texted her the information and asked her if she wanted me to go with her. She did. I told her to see if #1son wanted to go and I would ask the wife. Well, that didn't go well.
During our Friday arguments, I had agreed not to be pushy about this way of eating. To me, pushy would be asking my wife to go to FoK multiple times, or telling her how important it was. What I did was informed her that the event was happening and that I was planning on attending with our DIL and possibly our son, and asked her if she wanted to go.
First she informed me that I was not allowed to date our DIL. A sentiment I agree with. In general I would avoid being alone with her, or any female for that matter. However, a public event, especially an educational one, that other family members have been invited to, does not, to me, count as a date. Opinions? Is this inappropriate?
Then she just seemed to be mad because I was in a cult and now trying to recruit more family members, and reduce her significance in the family. She was even mad at me because, when I got home she informed me that #4 son has done something to upset her, although I'm sure he didn't know he had done, it was still pretty bad. He's 22 and pays rent (unlike #3), and in general is a pretty good guy, he is sometimes kind of short and abrupt with his mother. So I texted him to let him know what he had done and that his mother was upset. Honestly, I texted him to let him "sweat" for the night, until he got home. She was mad at me for handling that for her. I've always handled most of the discipline since the "boys" became teenagers and bigger than their mother.
Monday night I had peeled and sliced a particularly sweet mango, so I offered her a piece, apparently that was out of line and me being a pushy vegan. She said that if she had a car and a place to go, she would leave me. Said she felt trapped.
I think I need to start working on my letter to her....