How many times have you heard that- while on a diet? From your husband, wife, mother, friend, room-mate?
And it doesn't have to be Dairy Queen. It could be your boyfriend bringing home your favourite bag of chips. Or your best friend needing to stop to get fries with gravy on the way home from shopping.
It is the ones who say, "Just this once won't hurt."
Does this happen to you? And what do you do?
Sometimes I wonder if the person in my life wants me to succeed? Would he bring home chips for me if he did?? The Let's go to Dairy Queen comment is getting tiring. "You can watch us eat ice-cream." Oh yeah, that would be fun. Why would I want to do that, really?
I am just starting to get the hang of this eating healthy and exercising thing. Why would I want to ruin that because someone wants company at DQ? I need to stay away from fast food places, ice-cream parlours, the crap aisle in the grocery store.
I often wonder why others sabotage genuine weight-loss efforts. The reasons behind that are numerous, I am sure.
Acting insulted. "You don't like my cake? I made it just for you!"
Concern for your health. "Are you sure you aren't losing too much too fast?"
Leaving you out. "You can't eat Italian because of your diet, so we will see you after we get back from lunch.
Making up the rules. "It's your birthday -- one piece of cake won't hurt!
The Know-It-Alls. "I am so proud of you for trying this, even though you know that 95% of people fail to keep the weight off."
Then there is the assholes. "You don't seem to be as funny since you lost weight."
What is it with the spouse who brings a bagful of cookies home? The one who is really afraid that when you get skinny you will look for another husband?
Or the jealous fat friend who isn't ready to join the weight-loss journey but doesn't want you to get ahead of her.
Or the jealous skinny friend who always she was a bit better than you because you were overweight.
I have enough trouble with self-sabotage. I sure don't need others doing it as well.
So far I have stayed away from Dairy Queen!!