loading words...

May 16, 2019 07:36:11

Are you lying to yourself?

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 234 words | 🐣 | 272💌

Julia Saxena

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 272💌
Total words: 121584 (486 pages 📄)

My husband is on a diet (self-prescribed). He's got a little weight to lose. 

A few weeks ago, he announced that he is now "off sweets". Meaning that he doesn't really crave any sweet stuff anymore. He wanted more salty healthy snacks.

I thought ... ok, ok, ok.... cool, cool, cool...

Let's see how this plays out. 

When he comes back from grocery shopping, he still brings home some chocolate bars though. He says they are "for me" and he's "not going to touch them". (I do have a sweet tooth and some cravings from time to time.)

I don't mind them lying around. Good to know that they're there, but I didn't feel like eating them just yet. 

Today, I actually DID feel like eating some chocolate. To my surprise, the chocolate bar was already have gone. As there are only two people living in this house ... well, you get the point. 

If I didn't know it any better I would say my husband is lying to himself a little about not wanting sweets anymore. 

I think there's a quote that says "The hardest person to be honest with is yourself."

It's true. It's hard. 

I try to pretend that I don't want something, that I don't care about something, that something is not bothering me.

But deep down, I know it's a lie. And eventually, it will come up. 

Better be honest immediately. 

  • 1

    @juliasaxena It is interesting how he made the public announcement and then immediately failed to follow through on his "off sweets" proclamation. In some sense this is a lie because he does not have the belief and the conviction that is required to follow through. He said it but doesn't believe it himself. Oh well, happens to all of us especially in the realm of diet. I would be curious to know as the spouse how you will handle this situation.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 16, 2019 08:50:31
    • 1

      @brandonwilson As a good spouse, I have to call him out on this and find out how I can help him here. Let's see how that goes.

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | May 17, 2019 19:07:15
contact: email - twitter / Terms / Privacy