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Dec 18th, 2013, 20:09 PM  
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Oh, no! Gift box with food!

An out of town friend sent me a gift box with all kinds of assorted cheese, sausage, and little jars of jams and jellies. There's also some candy and little cakes. She shouldn't have. Really shouldn't have!

I can't eat this stuff! I appreciate the gesture. It's a nice gift. I am fairly certain that I mentioned to her that I was on a diet. I guess I'll end up cutting it all up and serving it to people for Christmas.
Dec 18th, 2013, 21:08 PM  
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Oh it's so annoying when that happens! I suppose it's the thought that counts, even if it was q pretty thoughtless thought just an idea, but if it's full of things you're avoiding, could you maybe donate things from it to a homeless shelter or foodbank? I know they really appreciate getting some "luxury" foods rather than the usual staples and tins, especially at this time of year!

My mum's started doing us a food hamper every Christmas, last year I ate so much from it I just felt sick for the whole of Xmas week I'm hoping I've learned my lesson this year!
Dec 18th, 2013, 21:23 PM  
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It is always so frustrating when that happens! We have recently received SO many chocolates and biscuits off family for Christmas. I'm trying to avoid them but it's hard when I know they're right there.

It's good that you can serve the food to guests at Christmas
Dec 20th, 2013, 15:39 PM  
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Sharing with guests is a good idea and don't deprive yourself have a little I say x
Dec 21st, 2013, 17:10 PM  
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It really irked me at first! This friend knows I am dieting. There are a few things in here I can have, though, like nuts and some dried apricots. I can even have some of the cheese and meats if I eat them in small portions. That's the problem. It tastes too good to only eat a little! I'm going to make an hors d'oeuvres platter out of most of it.
Dec 22nd, 2013, 00:23 AM  
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Oh no! Well at least you won't have to buy things for people to eat when they come over. I'm sure she meant nothing by it. It was a really nice gesture. I have neighbors that keep bringing me over cookie/candy trays!
Dec 22nd, 2013, 08:44 AM  
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My boss was just talking about this same thing the other day. She said she got a large box of chocolates and she's diabetic. She can't have any of it.
Dec 22nd, 2013, 14:18 PM  
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If you are entertaining guests, serve it to them. Otherwise, donating them to a shelter is a wonderful idea. I'm sorry your friend wasn't thinking when she sent the food.
Dec 22nd, 2013, 17:27 PM  
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It's funny how people who know you're dieting tend to give food-related gifts or ask you out to eat all the time. I've wondered plenty of times if some of my friends were trying to sabotage my efforts; I know it sounds distrustful and paranoid but how else can you explain it when they KNOW you're dieting?!
Dec 22nd, 2013, 18:32 PM  
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There are definitely people that try to sabotage diets. It's been happening to me all the time with friends, people at work, and even my own family! I think it's because a part of them feels guilty for not working on their own diets (and some of them really need to) so it makes them feel better if we also fail. A lot of times I don't even think they do it on purpose.
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