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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yesterday I decided to do a nice thing for my Dad and his Lady friend....I bought them Easter cards and made them an Easter Basket.....they both had tears in there eyes saying no one has thought to give them and Easter basket for many years and the gesture was so sweet....(in case you don't know my Dad is 88 and she is 80) I felt really good about making them happy and feeling good about life.....

My disappointment was I got home and ate some of the candy that was left over, I ate way more than I needed too .....it was just so good, I have not had the peanut butter eggs in many years or the Lindt eggs either....I am not wondering if I had some under lining reason for buying the candy....I told myself it was for Dad, and he would enjoy it...but maybe I was hoping some would be left over and I would eat it....
Well I did, I won't dwell on it.....when I woke this morning I see DH ate most of what was left, he too is un happy that he over ate candy.....we are like 2 sorry kids.....
but we hugged and and said life is to shirt to let this ruin our day.....
I am going to have to think really had next time I think about buying candy for someone else....

The best part was that I have the memory of Dad and his Lady smiling from ear to ear as they enjoyed there favorite candies together...as we age we all need to find someone to share the good times with..
I am so happy that my Dad has such a wonderful friend , she is a one in a million find...

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  • v CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    It is okay to indulge every now and then. No need for guilt. emoticon emoticon You're not going to gain all the weight back. Do you think that might be a fear that keeps you from enjoying a treat like the Easter candy? I battle with that from time to time.
    1211 days ago
  • v SOCKITTOME
    You are awesome, Kitt, and you're right to not let it ruin your day. No one is 100% perfect 24/7. What matters is that you enjoyed a little, you stopped, and you're moving on. That is what it's all about. Happy Easter to you!
    1215 days ago
  • v YAFENELRA
    That was such a sweet and thoughtful thing to do for your dad and his lady friend. I fixed 3 Easter baskets and do have some left over candy. But not too much and none is dark chocolate so I am fairly safe. LOL
    1216 days ago
  • v NASFKAB
    what a great thoughtful thing to dohugs
    1216 days ago
  • v RAINBOWMF
    I am so happy you brought joy to your Dad and his Lady.

    You do so well everyday with your exercise and food, don't you think Hubby and you deserve a little gift too?

    Love Mary
    1216 days ago
  • v DEEGIRL50
    Maybe next year you will give them a fruit basket. There will be the same joy in giving and no remorse at eating the leftovers. A little sweets are good for the soul.
    1217 days ago
  • v LAINIESNEWLIFE
    Kitt, that was so sweet of you for doing that for your dad and his lady friend. Don't beat yourself up about eating the candy. You will be fine as long as you don't continue going overboard with it. Knowing you, you won't let that happen.

    Hugs,

    Lainie
    1217 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    You know, there are times when we must enjoy rather than second guess ourselves. What a very sweet story.
    1217 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    What a sweet story, what a sweet picture. You ate more than you should have, but that was yesterday. You're "on it" today. That's what counts. I think what you did making that easter basket was precious!

    HUGS and happy easter.
    1217 days ago
  • v WENDYSPARKS
    Nice picture!!!

    hugs, Wendy emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • v KATHYJO56
    Kitt, I think that you did such a sweet thing for you Dad and his lady friend. You will always have the memory of the joy that they felt when they saw what you had done for them. It was a gift of pure love. Don't beat yourself up over eating too much of the leftover candy. It is over and done with and today is a brand new day. That is God's gift to you. emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • v DUSTYPRAIRIE
    What a sweet thing to do. I am sure you weren't being selfish wanting some of that candy. What a great memory you have to cherish.

    You made me think. Yesterday I bought a dark chocolate bunny for hubby, and a couple little pretzel -choco ones. I am hoping he'll share an ear or something of the dark with me, but I don't want one of my own. So did I buy the dark choco because I like it? I did buy other things for him, too. I know I need to stay out of the jelly beans. One here, one there....

    Thanks for the blog, because I need to think it out.

    I wish I had thought of an Easter basket for my mom. I give her a Christmas stocking, but I've never given her a basket.
    1217 days ago
  • v KMICHA
    Awwww. . . . that is so sweet! What a thoughtful thing to do! I know your brought them much joy.

    Ahhhh. . . . well . . . we all let our guard down at times. Sometimes that unhealthy stuff is SO appealing! Today, is a new day. Back on track for a healthy day! You can do it!

    Enjoy the day my friend!
    1217 days ago
  • v MINDY502
    That was so sweet and love the picture they look so happy and I am sure made their day. Dont beat yourself up in the process for doing something good for someone else. You enjoyed something you apparently havent had in a long time and that is what it was a treat for you. Today is a new day and you can get back to doing what you know is good for you. Have a great week!
    1217 days ago
  • v NADINEL
    Wonderful picture of the two of them. It was a very kind thing that you did. Amazing how a small thing (for us) touches another person's life. You made a difference.
    As far as the candy..it's a good thing Easter only comes once a year! I am glad neither you nor hubby will dwell on it. Just go on from here.
    I love candy...chocolate especially. Its a true addiction for me. I am more successful this year than in the past staying away from it, but its not Easter yet. LOL. emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • v ERIECANALGAL
    Hi Kitt,
    First of all I love what you did for your Dad and the picture is lovely.
    Maybe you could have just bought enough candy to fill the basket or just put it all in even if it was overloaded. Also maybe you could include a small treat for yourself once in a while within your food plan. If you deprive yourself for too long, this will happen.

    That said, just forgive yourself and get back to your plan. One little slip won't ruin everything. Don't be so hard on yourself. We are all just HUMAN.

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    1217 days ago
  • v KRISSYDUNN
    You are strong and this is just a blip on the radar, don't beat yourself up. When I was in WW we called buying the candy for the baskets a "seemingly meaningless decision". It seems innocent but has a hidden trap within. Like driving by the donut shop on the way home because it is a prettier route. However, the basket was a wonderful gift of love! Next time just plan ahead of how you will dispose of any left over candy. emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • v VICKI-B-
    You made them happy and showed what a good and thoughtful daughter you are.
    So you and hubby finished off the candy. It's not the end of the world and it probably didn't affect your weight in the least. Usually a small slip doesn't. And maybe next year you can do it differently. Instead of a candy basket, maybe you could fill it with other things you know they enjoy. emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • v SAISHA100CJ
    Kitt, it was very kind and considerate of you to make your Dad & his Lady friend an Easter basket. I am sure they were just delighted... the photo shows their happiness. How wonderful.
    Do not be hard on yourself... today is a new day & I am sure you will do fine with your healthy eating.
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    1217 days ago
  • v CALLIECURTIS5
    How great for you and them. Such a sweet picture of them. I have done the same as you....I did know I had an underlying reason. It is over...... emoticon you are strong. I am not buying any Easter candy this year. I usually plan on the 1/2 price sale afterwards. NOT this year. Does your husband have food issues as well?
    1217 days ago
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