The lies we tell. Trying to be kind when others are not. "Here, have a cupcake, it won't hurt you . . ." "Why not hit the Chinese buffet -- anything you want and all you want." "Its your birthday - w…

The lies we tell.

Trying to be kind when others are not.

"Here, have a cupcake, it won't hurt you . . ."
"Why not hit the Chinese buffet -- anything you want and all you want."
"Its your birthday - who doesn't want the biggest piece of cake?"
"Sweetie, I stopped and bought a foot long sub. I got you one, too. - just this once."

So I tell the lies.

What are your favorite lies to get out of a situation?

I'm allergic.
I just ate and am full.
I will eat it in a minute (then you slip it in the trash when no one's looking)

What are your favorite lies?

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Comment by barbraann on March 16, 2013 at 4:49pm

I don't think I've ever lied. I either go ahead and eat it (especially cupcakes)I just say "no thanks" or say "I can't I'm diabetic."

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on March 16, 2013 at 6:11pm

I get tired of people who are aggressive and won't let it be in the name of hospitality. When I say diabetic, they say it won't hurt. One slip up like that can mess up a whole day. Its the Lays potato chip syndrome - no one can eat just one.

Comment by nel on March 16, 2013 at 8:46pm

I don't see this as a lie , but I use this comment with a smile on my face " I like to keep my girlish figure "

Comment by Brunetta on March 17, 2013 at 12:51am

If I do not want it, I do not eat it. No excuses needed. I say with a smile " I would rather not, thanks anyway" If they push the issue, I will say "Well you know I am diabetic, have been for 45 years, and I plan to stay healthy. Thanks anyway>'
All with a smile then I change the topic by asking them a question about their life, or the setting we are in or the national news. Most poeple will talk about themselves and like to. I feel that I should not have to lie to appease anyone, nor compromise my health to "fit in".

God bless,

Comment by Trudy on March 17, 2013 at 4:44am

My family knows I have Diabetes, Celiac and other food intolerances, so I just smile and wave them off. In a setting with people I don't know well, I just say I'm on a restricted diet, which works and is really, really true.

Comment by Stress on March 17, 2013 at 7:09am

Ny family and close friends at work all know I'm diabetic and they don;t try to push me to try anythimg - just the opposite - they sometimes say "Oh you can't eat this" which I know is not correct as long as I bolus and eat in moderation!

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on March 17, 2013 at 12:31pm

I guess mostly I struggle with the people who don't know me. But I have a few people in my circle who just don't get it.

Sometimes I think it stems from them knowing someone who was diabetic and just didn't follow a healthy plan -- "Susie is diabetic and SHE eats cookies"

Maybe we just have to work on the concept of every one is unique and an individual and NO MEANS NO MO. Thus, the lies. No doesn't seem to work for me. I need to get an I-dismiss-your-remark-lets move-on look. lol

Comment by Pastelpainter on March 17, 2013 at 4:04pm

Say your celiac as well as diabetic, or just celiac. No-one pushes celiacs to eat anything they say they can't, and the exclusions are nearly the same as for diabetes.

Comment by Marcia Skidmore on March 17, 2013 at 6:20pm

Other things I say -- (I have a lot of them)
It will taste good now but feel sick later - not worth it
I've had a great day so far but this would be a black mark
A single moment of cheating is the first step on a bad trip
and every one of them makes me feel like I'm the bad guy/rude person.

I guess I choose the lie over the guilt!

Comment by meee on March 18, 2013 at 9:47pm

I just say I can't eat that due to D because it has too many carbs etc. Fortunately it has not been a problem for me so far.


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