Helpful Hubby

We went out of town last Saturday and as we were driving we saw a sign for Dairy Queen coming up. I love Dairy Queen and a blizzard with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is my favorite treat.

I mentioned that we should stop and get some and hubby politely said, “hhmm…..”. I didn’t say another word about it.
As we drove by the kids asked to stop as well, but he did NOT stop. As he drove on past I was thinking to myself, “You don’t really need that. [pause] It’s probably a good thing he didn’t stop, because you would’ve eaten more than you need and been vexed later that you ate when you weren’t really hungry. Plus, if you had ice cream now you would not have been hungry by the time everyone else wanted dinner and then you’d feel like you were overeating some more.”
I know this is rambling, but those were my thoughts.
When I got on the scale the next morning and saw 199 I was especially grateful my husband didn’t stop for that treat. In fact, I was so grateful I thanked him verbally for helping me stay on track by not stopping for ice cream. He hugged me in return.
See my post below where I said I’m doing better than a year ago? Well, this is more proof of just how true that is. I didn’t feel threatened (right word?) that he didn’t stop for Dairy Queen. Instead I ended up being grateful for his help, whether he was trying to be helpful or not. πŸ™‚

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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7 Responses to Helpful Hubby

  1. Pam says:

    How wonderful!

    Kudos to your hubby – that is the perfect support…no berating, no arguing, allowing you to truly come to the same conclusion in your mind as he already did.

    He gets a hug from me, too!


  2. I Said So... says:

    Yes, I think he did a good helpful thing. I don't think there was any judgment there. πŸ™‚ Yeah for you both!


  3. That is a pretty cool story about your husband. From the husband's perspective, I can tell you it is hard sometimes. Glad you thanked him for it!


  4. That is so what would have been going on in my head too! But I also would probably have been torn about either being angry or grateful to my hubby. Love those Blizzards!


  5. He did good. I know it can be a bit frustrating when they “help” you but when you have a good relationship you know he's doing it out of love. Congratulations on that scale number!!


  6. Christine says:

    The love and support of a caring husband goes along way! My husband is very supportive…it has made this journey a bit easier!


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