Posted May 5th, 2012, 05:05 PM
It's good to be concerned about his health. Hopefully you are quietly setting a good example for him without nagging him. If my adult child kept suggesting I need to lose weight and they weren't living by example, I'd laugh at them.
Like the others said, it's his decision on what to do. If he thinks he can do it, let him. If he finds he can't get around and enjoy himself, then hopefully it's a wakeup call for him to take better care of his health.
We have a cruise planned with my parents in January 2013. My dad weighs over 300 pounds (~330). We've encouraged him to lose weight since we booked the cruise last fall. We've explained that he will have a tough time fitting in the bathroom, getting around buffets, etc. but he doesn't seem concerned. I figure he needs to be around 280 (250 to be healthier) to be somewhat comfortable on the ship. His weight affects his knees and he can't walk long distances, which is an issue on a cruise. We don't want him to spend the money to cruise only to hang out in their cabin.
My husband and are I aren't super thin ourselves, but we are comfortable on a ship. We want him to be that way too. Suggestions? Thoughts?