Saturday, November 2, 2013

Every year the Halloween Candy heads into the house after a night of trick or treating.  Every year, that bucket of yummy sugar starts calling to me. Those little tiny-sized candy bars. They are not that evil right? They have less than 1/2 the calories of a real chocolate bar.  I start with just one. Then it seems like I am eating one every time I walk into the kitchen. They start calling my name. "Just another little one honey. What harm can one little chocolate bar do?" I can't stop. I eat too many throughout the day. I would have been better off just buying one candy bar, eating it and being done with it.

This year I decided that I could eat whatever I wanted on the actual day of Halloween which was at least four fun-sized chocolate bars (Which is equal to 2 full sized candy bars!) and went to sleep nauseous and with a great idea.  I decided that I was not going to eat any candy from the Halloween bowl after Halloween.  Not one piece. In fact, I decided that I was going to detox off of white sugar starting November 1st. I'm going to try to make it until Thanksgiving,  but I'm taking it one day at a time.

Yesterday was day one. Guess what? It was super easy.  I had drawn a clear line in the sand. I could have none of it. It was was less difficult than trying to limit myself to a piece or two. I did not crave it. I did not think about it. I easily walked by the bowl. I was not tempted at all.

I guess my problem is that I don't have the "moderation" gene when it comes to sugar.  I can't eat just a little bit.  I know that some people can. Have any of you learned "moderation" when it comes to sweets or am I just out of luck?


Red Rose Alley said...

Right now, because of an allergy that I have, I can't eat sugar at all. It's very hard because I crave sweets and especially chocolate. But that's the way it is, for the time being. I can never go back to eating a lot of it, and it's just as well. There is sugar in everything - have you noticed? I always tell my kids not to eat too much sugar, but with all the goodies out there, it's a very hard thing to do. Good luck on staying away from too much sugar, and 'good for you' for trying.


Beth said...

My mind doesn't recognize the word moderation when it comes to sweets.

Susie said...

Japolina, I just cam home from my daughter's. She has two bowls of candy left over...not enough treaters. So she is taking it to school for all the kids to share. That's one way to get rid of it. It's too darn easy to eat one then another. I keep sugar free mints around for myself. When i get that urge. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

angryparsnip said...

I just don't have any stuff around that my moderation.
My downfall are the Classic potato chips, the very thin ones. Salt and Vinegar. So when son has the kettle cooked ones that I don't like I am good. Not much of a chocolate fan, so candy is not a big deal.

So my moderation is never have some in the home ! hahahahahahaha

cheers, parsnip

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