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My husband looooooves to get me chocolate and it's really sweet but I don't want it this year. I'd like to tell him but when I casually hint about it he says but you look so cute, a chocolate never hurts anyone. I don't mind one, I do mind 20, that I end up eating. How can I tell him and make sure he gets the message

Tue. Jan 23, 4:37pm

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Maybe you could accept the chocolate and have one as a treat at the end of the day? Just include it in your daily calories...and you won't look back and feel deprived.

OR...just let him know what you would really like instead!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 4:54 PM

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Several years ago, my husband had the same habit of giving me chocolate on Valentine's Day. When I started dieting, I really agonized over what to say to him as Valentine's approached. When I finally told him that, as much as I enjoy his gifts, I really did not want any more candy gifts, he totally understood and started giving me flowers instead. Good luck!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 6:20 PM

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tell him straight out that you don't want chocolates, and suggest something else! if you are serious about your health, and he seriously cares about your feelings and desires, he'll understand.

another food option is edible arrangements - delicious fresh fruit "boquets."


Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 6:31 PM

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Some of the nicer chocolate stores sell individual pieces of chocolate. Perhaps ask that he get you 3 different pieces (each would be wrapped) and then you can only open 1 at a time. Just like an individual-size snack... You would still have to ask that he only gets you a few, but it might be an idea?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8:02 AM

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My husband got me chocolates at one of those fancy places when we were still dating. Mini chocolates that looked like ice cream cones. Seriously, it was no more than 2 bites, and could've easily been one bite. Each one was over 400 calories!!!!! That's like a whole meal! And certainly not filling at all! If I had eaten the 4 that he gave me, which wouldn't have been hard (and I did eat 3 of them, over the course of a week), that's 1600 extra calories, which is half a pound of weight gain! From 4 measly chocolates!

Just be careful and/or specific! I told my husband to get me flowers this year!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8:39 AM

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