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Keeping a Candy in My Pocket to Keep My Hand Out of the Jar

Monday, October 25, 2010

Its almost Halloween!

Back in my college days (I'm not that old but still lol), I used to dress up all the time. Me and my friends would have a ball dressing up and acting silly in our costumes, drinking and going to various parties with other friends.

Nowadays, since I'm off the college scene, I'm not as much into going to parties as I am staying home and watching scary movies with the boyfriend and passing out candy, while enjoying all the oh-so-cute Halloween costumes.

That always leads to trouble.

Luckily and unluckily this year I live in a neighborhood where the kids don't really trick or treat. I love seeing the kids in their costume each year, but its better for me to not have all that candy around.

Either way, candy is EVERYEHERE this time of year!!!!

One of the other secretaries always brings tons of candy in this time of year. Its a sweet gesture but it gets scary for me to have all that candy there when my sweet tooth kicks in.

I often try to resist, but its hard, and I often give in to my urges anyway.

Well, I'm trying a new tactic to beat the candy binging that usually happens this time of year.

First of all, its definitely smarter for me to spend my calories on more nutrient-rich foods. I've found that a delicious apple is just as satisfying, if not more than, a piece of candy.

But when that logic fails, I have another plan.

Before reading a Sparkfriend's blog, I had two pieces of candy in my pocket. After reading it, I decided to take one piece out because I was inspired.

I would of took both pieces out, but I thought of it like this.

If I have a piece in my pocket, I won't feel compelled to get more candy out of the bag because I already have a piece I didn't eat. Also, I realize that remembering this candy in my pocket reminds me that this is the only piece of candy I'd like to eat today. With that in mind, I am less compelled to eat it, in order to savor it later.

This keeps my hand out of the jar and on my tasks at hand.

But that's my method to fight the candy jar this year!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!
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  • IGSBETH
    Great idea!
    3790 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5631211
    Good idea, I am or should I say was a cookie monster. I love them, it doesn't matter what kind, I just love cookies. But lately I've been on a chips kick. But this past week, I have been doing really good because once I workout, I think about all the time and energy it took me to get through the workout then I say maybe a few chips but not a bag. Its hard but one small step at a time leads to bigger ones. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    3872 days ago
  • CJANSEN40
    good idea. I don't have a problem when I buy candy for other people but that old candy in the drawer I bought for me keeps calling my name. thanks for reminding me out in the trash it goes tonight.
    3886 days ago
  • NIKKICOLE83
    That is so smart. But what should i do about my sweet potato pie craving? I know. I will put a pice in my pocket! Lol. emoticon
    3887 days ago
  • MAIA2011
    This sounds like a good idea. Luckily for me I am not too tempted by Halloween candy. I have other foes to face!
    3888 days ago
  • TURTLETALK
    Love this idea. I have a mini-snickers in my desk drawer. I am going to try using your train of thought. Thanks.
    3888 days ago
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