The man is driving me up a tree! He is overweight. That's OK - he's always been a little heavy. Never bothered me. Lately, though, his eating is absolutely out of control. He will eat several helpings of everything at dinner - finish with a dessert and then immediately proceed to "snack time". Usually "snack time" starts with a jumbo bowl of cereal, or a large plate of cheesy nachos (because, as he says, he's got to have his "dairy"). Then he will have a few sweets, followed up with a bag of microwave popcorn. Then when he has finally finshed eating - he sits in his recliner and complains that he is sweaty and hot and his stomache hurts. We need to open all the windows in the house because he is so hot. We've been buying all kinds of medications for upset stomache and husband has been to the GI half-a-dozen times now. At night, he struggles to breathe - it sounds as though he is choking. Over the years he has gone from an XL to a 2XL to a 3XL to a 4XL and now we are heading into a size category that can only be found in specialty big and tall stores. And now this morning, I found a shopping list that he made for me in which he HI-LITED all of the goodies he cannot live without. Is it me? or is this absolutely ridiculous? I cannot keep up with the amount of food this man is eating. Groceries are not cheap! And now we have to pay extra for his clothes - PLUS the medications and doctor visits - PLUS the extra electric to keep the A/C and fans running on account of his being hot. I really do not want to go buy him all these foods he 'needs'. But if I don't - I will have to hear all the whining and complaining. So I am sitting here trying to figure out how to buy cheap, crappy versions of all these snack items in hopes they won't be so appetizing. --sigh-- Any suggestions?