Metabolism-wise. Ladies, I don't get it. I know this isn't the fitness thread, but I am more interested in what the women have to say in this regard. I have gained about 10 lbs since getting this desk job in March, and somehow my husband has LOST 10 pounds. W...t...f... I cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for both of us daily, plus I know he grabs the random junk food from time to time. He's a mechanic, so he's on his feet all day, but we probably get about the same amount of exercise right now, (which is not enough) so I really don't understand how we ended up going completely opposite here. So now it's game on. I want to shed the extra pounds, but I used to have a couple hours a day to work out at the gym. Now... I don't. It's a rush to get breakfast ready for three humans and two dogs, pack lunches for hubby and me, take the kid to school, and then a rush after work to pick him up in the alotted time (I get charged a $1 per minute late by the daycare), get home, let the dogs out, and start dinner. I only have a half hour lunch, so it's really a question of do I eat, or do I go to the gym (we have a gym in the building, which is GREAT!). I usually opt to eat super fast at my desk because there isn't anyone to cover the office for me for that break. Plus... I think eating is important... I buy fresh foods and cook everything from scratch. We rarely eat out. I try to balance our veggies, carbs, fats, etc in every meal.... So what's my question? How do you other ladies do it? I know I'm just one of many mom/wife/dog-moms out there with these challenges, and so many others seem to make the time for themselves. What are your secrets? And... we all know the dudes sneak into this forum, so if you are a dude with maybe a wife in the same position... what's her secret? Ok thanks.