200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 202,739

Shopping with DH can be frustrating!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Remember the old commercial line, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing?"
Well, I can't believe Darling Hubby did it again!
There we were shopping at the Dollar General, and searching through the "markdowns."
Don't you know he spied a package of Oreo cookies, family size, 26 ounces. I don't even know if they were a bargain. I don't buy them, so don't know what they usually cost. We picked up a few items and walked on into the main part of the store. Whew! Thankfully, he left them!

I wondered through the store and picked up a few kitchen items, a greeting card, he picked up his favorite salad dressing . . . you get the picture! When I got to the checkout, DH was missing.

The order was almost all rung up and there he was, sauntering over from the markdowns with -- you guessed the family size Oreos! He seemed to think it was OK if he checked it out himself and paid for it. Is he dieting with me? NO. However, he is gluten intolerant and can get ill from eating gluten everyday. I did not raise my voice, but discussed it in from of the clerk.

"Oh, you worry too much." I am not worried. I am concerned! "Don't worry about it." OK. I said, I don't care.
Yes, you do, says he. "I got these to take to work." Meaning for the staff. They can buy their own, says I. Not because I would deny someone something, but because I know how he is with sweets. If he takes those things to work, he will probably have them everyday! Of course, he will think that is wonderful, I won't be there seeing or saying anything about it!!!
You see, he not only is gluten sensitive, he also has a problem with sugar fluctuation. Oh, and that's not all. He has been splurging on whole milk and struggles with keeping his cholesterol in check.

It is so difficult to show my concern without nagging. I thought I could just not buy stuff to tempt him, and he gets it anyway. I have to keep reminding myself, he is an adult and can make his own decisions. I just wish he knew his decisions affect others, like his loving wife.
I told him I want to keep him around, that didn't work.

I love him dearly. Maybe as I pray for him, God will give him a nighttime visitation!

I can hope, can't I? emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    My husband often brings home sweets, or he makes his "famous" rice pudding or blueberry squares then leaves them right on the counter so the "kids and their friends" can have them. And all the time I get into them instead.
    Good luck Barb, I'll be praying for you!
    1808 days ago
    My husband used to be the same way but now he is on board with the dieting. This winter was the frist one I had not gained winter weight but he did and he has noticed and now he eats as well as I do. When he picks up something that he shouldn't I go ahead and let him get it if it won't trigger me into wanting to eat it too. Usually his junk food is something I don't like thankfully.
    1809 days ago
    My DH does the same thing. I don't usually eat any of the things he brings into the house but some of the food he insists on having certainly are not good for him.
    1809 days ago
    My honey drives me crazy...his idea of grocery shopping is getting 5 boxes of little debbies that he can polish off in a couple of days! Hang in there!
    1809 days ago
    Know what you mean about trying to get your husband to eat healthy, tried that with my husband before he passed away from cancer. He could not give up his cookies even though the sugar fed the cancer. Don't know what to tell you but to put it all in God's hands and let Him deal with your husband and not say anything to him about what he eats. I know that will be hard but you got to do that.
    1809 days ago
    emoticon emoticon

    Country Living Team
    1810 days ago
    Men can be a tad difficult when it comes to healthy eating. You are havionf sane thoughts by not bringing the sweets home. For BOTH of your health. Sooner or later he will catch on if you keep at him Stay strong
    1810 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by BARB4HEALTH