To my fellow lazy, fat, disgusting, loser husbands:  it’s time for a wake-up call!

I recently had an experience that was quite…unpleasant, to say the least.  I googled, “my husband is so lazy” the other day and followed up with a couple of variations:

  • “I hate my pathetic husband”
  • “my husband is so disgusting”
  • “my fat husband”

I then spent over an hour reading about a dozen rants and raves from wives  — like this one HERE — who are just fed up with their husband’s appearance and are totally down to get a divorce – or at least go have an affair.  The Google Keyword Tool confirmed that hundreds of miserable wives are entering those terms into the search engines every month.

If you’ve never done an Internet search like that, then stop right this second and do it.  It will forever change you (I hope).  CLICK HERE to go straight to Google and type in “my fat husband,” then come back when you’re ready…


Sucks, yeah?

One of the things that I found so shameful was when the fat husbands would criticize their own wives for gaining weight or would make mean comments about fat women, when they themselves are fat slobs!  Hypocrites!

I’m not a jerk like that, but I still feel pretty crappy, because while I’ve never been skinny, I have definitely put on a lot of weight since I got married 14 years ago.  In fact, I’ve put on about 40 – 50 pounds in the last couple of years.

Reading all these thoughts from these desperate wives was an eye opener.  I mean, my wife doesn’t complain to me about my weight, but after reading all of that, I’d be surprised if she didn’t feel the exact same way when she looks at me.  How can she be attracted to…this?  How can I expect her to want to have sex when I look like a fat pig?


I’m Tired Of Being A Fat Husband

So, I’m finally doing something about it.  Not that I never tried to change, but reading all those comments, man, it stung.  That’s me.  That’s us.  My wife might be holding it all in, but I know that my appearance is partially responsible for killing our marriage.  Of course, there’s more to it than just looks, but it does matter.  We often think that women are so much more sophisticated or emotional or whatever, and that looks don’t matter to them as much as they matter to men, but that’s a bunch of crap.

If you’re fat and gross, I guarantee that your wife notices it!  And she probably even resents you for it.  Don’t believe?  Go back and read those blogs and Q&A forum posts again.  A woman wants her man to look good (and smell good, and dress good, too).

Back To The Gym

For the past 20 years I’ve been into weightlifting and fitness, on and off.  I never looked like a model or anything, but one thing I’ve recently noticed is that having a gym membership kept my weight in check.  Whenever I cancelled my membership, I gained weight.  When I signed up again, I stopped gaining and would sometimes even lose a little, if I was consistent.

So yesterday I signed up at the YMCA again.  My 11-year old wanted to join too.  We had a family membership there a couple of years back, and he liked using the pool and the family fitness room.  We went yesterday and this morning, and tonight he wanted to go back again.  He even asked if we could go every single day.  Now that’s the kind of workout buddy I need!  He may not be able to spot me at all, but who cares?  He’ll get me through the door, and that’s what counts most!

I can’t believe I let myself go this much.  I’m over 260 pounds!  That’s terrible.  I was about 190 when my wife met me, and probably about 195 – 200 when we got married.  I am so disgusted with myself.  Hopefully this time will be different, and I will lose the weight for good.  I only recently realized how emotional eating was really at the root of my weight problems, so perhaps that will help me really address the real issues and make permanent changes.

Now, I gotta go get some sleep.  The gym opens in three hours, and if I want to lift in the “Big Boy” section, I’ll have to go first thing in the morning without my son.


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