First, though, this is for him.
I don't know how I did it. 11 years ago I manage to stumble my way into dating a really nice guy that I had been "good acquaintances" with for a couple years. We dated for 10 months and decided to get married, so we did, like 3 weeks later. 'Cause it's just like in When Harry Met Sally- "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want that the rest of your life start as soon as possible!"
This is one aspect of my life where I truly got so freaking lucky. I managed to find the most wonderful guy ever who would love me just as much if I were still sporting the 80ish lbs that I have lost. So many times I have heard stories of overweight people (particularly women) "settling" for partners and spouses that do not treat them well or support them because they have been trained over time that they "deserve less" in life because they are overweight. I married a wonderful man who chose to take on this journey with me and I owe it all to blind, dumb luck. :)
He understands my crazy and probably about 87.6% of the time he loves my crazy. He is not crazy and that is why we work. When I make a big deal about how I turned off my flat iron before we leave the house so that when we get 5 miles down the road and I say "OMG, did I remember to turn of the flat iron?!?!" he just says "Yep, you told me." like this is something everybody does.
He tells me I am pretty now AND he told me I was pretty 80lbs ago. He has never been purposefully mean or hurtful even when I have let my smart mouth run away from me. He is my best friend and on any given day he is the only person I wanna hang out with.
We make a great team. There have been a lot things in the past 10 years that were really difficult to get through, but us being together has been pretty easy.
We have 3,672 inside jokes and 3,642 of them make no sense to anybody else.
I love him so much it's gross. I love that we have been stupid over each other for the past 10 years and, because we made the decision together to change our lives and get healthy, I can get excited about another 10 years of gross, stupid love.