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Judge not, lest you be judged

Monday, October 31, 2011

This past week, I had a couple days alone. My hubby and daughter both left to visit relatives and friends. It was so nice being able to do my own thing without having to do something for anyone else.

I spent quite a bit of time doing yard work; I am still working on getting those leaves raked. I think I'd be done by now had it not been for the dropping of the trees. I had to clean up the debris from those. Fortunately, the guy who chopped them had a helper who cleared away most of the branches and left me the smaller sticks and twigs.

The yard always looks so pretty in the fall and spring after I rake. We have a combination of red and white oaks. The red drop the leaves in the fall and the white in the spring (Or it's the other way, I forget which is which).

I even took some time to get a couple of runs in. I was shy of reaching my goal of 15 miles but managed to do a 12. Not bad considering all the yard I am doing.

My enjoyment was sort of ruined when my husband comes home with a half dozen donuts and says, "I know you don't really care for sweets but I bought these two donuts just for you." So, am I supposed to say thank you for buying me something you know I want to eliminate from my diet. I cannot say it's the thought that counts because he just told me that he knows I would prefer not eating that type of food.

So, that got me thinking about how many times I offer my grandchildren a sweet treat. I know it is not good for them so why do I do that? I cannot be too judgmental because I, in turn, do the same thing and offer gifts that are better not being given at all.

You know the saying about how we often see our faults magnified in others. Now, I need to take what I have learned about myself and make some positive changes in what I do.
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    Great insight!
    2294 days ago
    Well said.
    I know I often use the excuse of having company over the weekend to go off my healthy diet. Last weekend my niece visited and I discovered she is eating clean. We exchanged recipes and ate extra healthy. I send her a copy of ETL and look forward to seeing her at Christmas to she how she is doing.
    2306 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    The best approach is to offer our children or grandchildren (in my case) some good tasting fruit or even veggies for a treat more often than sweets. I won't eliminate the sweets 100% as they say all things in moderation.
    2307 days ago
    Awesome blog! Food for thought for sure.

    Congrats on getting in your runs. emoticon
    2307 days ago
  • MJK0430
    When my Mom brings over sweets I say "Thank you, I'll have this later 'cause I just ate." As soon as she is gone into the trash they go. I've removed all sweets from the house so I can't even offer them to guests.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!
    2307 days ago
    emoticon You sure had a bury weekend! Me I would of curled up with a book and favorite treat.
    2307 days ago
    Course, we can't just stop offering treats. How about cut-up apple slices served on a special plate? And, let's treat ourselves while we're at it.
    2307 days ago
    My fiance does that kind of stuff all the time. Its so hard because I dont want to hurt his feelings by not eating the cupcake, cookie, or whatever he brought home but I also dont want to interrupt the plan. I choose the middle road and make him split it with me. He's getting the hint I think that I'd prefer a bottle of water.
    2307 days ago
    I was just thinking this morning that I have to stop offering my children sweets- none of us should be eating them!
    2307 days ago
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