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Re: My only prob. with Atkins, how do I "fix"

Re: My only prob. with Atkins, how do I "fix"

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Posted by Nancy Allen on December 12, 2000 at 08:21:47:

In Reply to: Re: My only prob. with Atkins, how do I "fix" posted by Kim on December 04, 2000 at 20:03:19:

: : : My favorite treat in the whole wide world is a McDonalds Oreo McFlurry. Obviously, on this diet it is off limits and really, I haven't craved sweets. Here is my problem. My fiancee is a real sweetheart, and he likes to suprise me with stuff like this, and he did last night. I've explained the diet to him before, but obviously it isn't sinking in. His feelings were very hurt when I turned him down. He thought that since I had already been losing weight, I deserved a treat. I tried to explain why I couldn't, but still I had hurt feelings to deal with. He has a quick metabolism and is fairly athletic anyway so weight has never been an issue for him even though he says he respects my detemination and will power to lose my excess weight. We are getting married next Sunday and I am still trying to figure out how to get out of eating a piece of the wedding cake. The McFlurry is currently sitting in freezer untouched. How does one deal with this kind of sincerity with out hurt feeling? I am at a loss. I almost ate it out of guilt, but I figured the guilt after I ate it would be even worse. I am doing so well thus far. 3 weeks and 15 lbs, I am on a roll and I don't want to screw it up now. Any input?
: : : Sara

: : Toss that Treat in the trash and have a long talk with this dude. Forget guilt and hurt feelings. Your dieting is forever doomed if you're about to start a life with a guy who does stuff like this, however well intentioned.

: Hi Sara, I think its very nice of him to want to treat you for your success! Most people just don't realize how strict the Atkins diet really is, that one mouthful can ruin a day or two. I went through very similar experiences with my family. I just said thank you for the offer but this diet is very strict and I'm just doing so well and feeling so good that I don't want to jeopordize it. It took a couple of repeats but after awhile I was getting offered Atkins friendly foods. Just stick to it and emphasize how proud you are to do this well.

Sara, Don't discourage your "now husband" from bringing you surprises. Just tell him to bring them in a different form. Even though a dozen carnations won't last as long as that Mcflurry if you eat it, they would be much more appreciated.

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