Halloween Aftermath

November 5, 2007 · 7 comments

Halloween has come and gone but unfortunately the candy remains.  18 pounds of it.  My son’s haul alone was 13.2 pounds.  He only weighs 77 pounds, so that’s like me bringing home 48 pounds of candy.  It’s just gross.

Luckily my kids have much better willpower than I do.  Our plan is to keep it around until my wife got back and then she would take the rest to work.  The kids have been eating one small piece of candy after dinner and that’s been about it other than a little pigging out on Halloween night, which is simply tradition.

I did really well the first few days with these buckets of candy in the house.  I had an Almond Joy or two now and again and that was about it.  But yesterday I dug down a little deeper and tonight I just polished off four Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.  For me it’s all about the chocolate, nothing else they have raises even a little interest.

I was hoping I had turned strong enough to avoid temptations like this but I am not there yet.  Granted, I haven’t gone on a major binge like I probably would have in the past (4 Reese’s could be a drop in the bucket) but I’m still finding my hands and mouth making actions I don’t want them to make.  And I can’t stop it.

This is definitely a process.

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Rachel B. November 6, 2007 at 12:50 am

Luckily my kids didn’t make a good haul this year…quality candy-wise. Even yet, I still manage to nibble. This is definitely a process.

Cindy November 6, 2007 at 6:22 am

This whole time of year is hard and the ultimate test for those of us trying to lose. I fight the temptation every day both at home and at work where my co workers like to bring in home made goodies. We can do this.

Minke November 6, 2007 at 7:24 am

My kids didn’t go out this year for the first time ever. Instead, the day after Halloween they went out with $1.50 each to by whatever reduced price candy they wanted at the local Walgreens. Most of it they ate within a day or two, and time enough that I didn’t even THINK to have any ;) For me, I’m not big on candy, so it isn’t that bad… but an Almond Joy would REALLY put me to the test!

Israel November 6, 2007 at 10:11 am

yeh, my daughters candies are still here in the house, but I am trying to fight off the chocolate cravings….

Diana the Scale Junkie November 6, 2007 at 12:54 pm

My problem with candy is the more I eat the more I want. I went cold turkey and so far so good. My husband has candy in the house all of the time but he keeps it out of site, I won’t eat it because I tell myself its “his”

Great job on showing restraint and limiting yourself and not eating it all to “get rid of it” like I’ve done so many times.

workout mommy November 6, 2007 at 3:07 pm

I had to give it all away, because it is just too much of a temptation for me too!

Can you ask your kids to hide it from you? :)

TB-Milwaukee November 6, 2007 at 11:28 pm

I hear you with the candy. I did much better this year than I have in the past. In past years, I’d have polished most everything off by now. This year, just finished the tootsie rolls. I justified that they’re small, but there were a lot of them!

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