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Promise Me You Aren't Going to Come Back on Monday and Post "I Ate 17 Kit Kats!"


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Or Snickers, or M&Ms, or your crappy Halloween candy of choice...

Do that for me, OK? When you're digging in that bowl of Halloween candy, think, "oh crap, Karvy's gonna be super PO'd if I eat Reese's PB Cup #8." Whatever works.

If you blow it on pumpkin beer, homemade caramel apples, or something of the sort, so be it.

But a Kit Kat? Really? We all know what a Kit Kat tastes like. Do we ever really need more than one of those things?

If there is a zombie apocalypse or alien invasion this weekend, our new overlords will wonder why we worshipped and/or consumed such vast, sugary piles of meh-ness.

I'm not saying not to treat yourself. Satisfy your chocolate craving by splurging on something awesome. Get a piece of homemade fudge from the local candy shop or a scrumptious ice cream flavor or a fancy bar of chocolate that costs at least $3 and just savor it, bite by bite. Try something new instead of turning to that chocolate designed for a six-year-old's palate.

And don't even get me started on the candy corn.

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STACEYS32 11/5/2010 5:27PM

    I had 3 whoppers and left the rest of the candy alone. It just didn't taste as good as it used to. I would rather have an orange :)

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MOMONTHERUN1 11/4/2010 11:40PM

    I had a few candy bars, not 17!!

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LIVINGONMYTERMS 11/4/2010 7:45PM

    I love this blog! No, I haven't been invaded by the kit kat people or the other aliens emoticon No, the holidays won't break me this year. I have a whole bunch of healthy good stuff planned.

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AHOLLAND0108 11/4/2010 3:10PM

    Hug...to late. First time reading this blog, I wish I would have seen it a week ago. :o( I guess I ate a few bags. I've been feeling really blue the past few weeks. I think the change in seasons is the reason. I've tried to snap out of it but I'm stuck. Halloween has just been my a real big excuse. I was doing so-o-o well prior to these feelings. I gotta snap back to it.

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SARABLUE69 11/4/2010 1:39PM

    Didn't even buy Halloween candy, problem solved. LOL.

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FREEZEPEAS 11/4/2010 1:06PM

  Homemade caramel apples are indeed my downfall. I avoided the brand candy though, so I'll call it a victory!

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SCRIPTDUCK 11/4/2010 12:09PM

    Great post: I don't like candy much and most 'commercial' chocolate is too sweet for me anyway. But bring on the Belgian dark chocolate SOON!
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NINJA_SMOO 11/4/2010 10:23AM

  Awesome post! I wish I had found it before Hallowe'en. I was pretty good over Hallowe'en though! I hope everyone else was too :)

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GO2GIRL99 11/4/2010 10:03AM

    i gave all the choclate stuff out 1st..all i was left with was the geeneric lolly pops, gum, hard candy...and thats not worth it to me.....did eat about 4 snickes though while i handed out candy...sorry emoticon

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LUBAML 11/3/2010 11:28PM

    I'm fine with Halloween, do not eat candy or sweets, no chocolate too. I'm a good girl! emoticon emoticon

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NUGGAN 11/3/2010 11:05PM

    I only ate 16. So I'm good. emoticon

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TABBYKAT75 11/3/2010 10:19PM

    I have to admit I had a few candy bars from the kids bags but I did not have 17 of anything

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SWIMMING_GLEE 11/3/2010 10:00PM

    I'm not sure if we're talking about the "Snack Size" halloween handouts., I've been eating three of those a day for the past 4 days. I figure if I go by the serving sizes, I'm not too bad off. And, so far, that's been the only candy I've had. emoticon

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TECHGIRL22 11/3/2010 4:59PM

    I too wish I'd read your blog before the weekend. Dooh. I had one piece, but noooo that wasn't enough, I ended up having about 6 fun sizes and yes I did feel lousy afterward.

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MARGARITTM 11/3/2010 4:15PM

    ok just one kit kat

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PUPPETGIRLKY 11/3/2010 2:33PM

    I CAN'T HAVE CHOCOLATE BECAUSE OF THE CAFFEINE BUT I CAN SURE TEAR UP THOSE LITTLE PUMPKINS AND CANDY CORN. THEY ARE BAD TOO!!! I THOUGHT MAYBE BETTER FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE WITH HONEY BUT THEY ARE NOT... REALLY:O(

emoticon emoticon I WISH I COULD HAVE A CANDY BAR:'(

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MEL_UNRAU 11/3/2010 12:48PM

    He He... Actually, Samoa girl scout cookies were my halloween downfall. Thank God they're gone!

The candy I'm doing okay with... Butterfingers... because well, they are my all time hands down favorite candy bar and this is the only time of year I ever see one... and they are minis... so... yeah... one of those a day and maybe something else! But not 17... not ever! UGH! :)

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ANDREA963 11/3/2010 12:37PM

    Wish I would have seen your blog before the weekend. :) I had my share+. But now I feel a bit done with it! :) THankfully!!!

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HIPPIE44 11/3/2010 11:59AM

    hehehe...

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MKELLY72 11/3/2010 11:32AM

    No candy in my house- kids were at their dad's house for trick or treat, so it's all there. I wasn't home to pass any out, so no temptations there either :-) The BF bought a bag of candy when it went on sale though- mix of sweet tarts, nerds, and laffy taffy. The sweet tarts and nerds can be a weakness, but I stuck to one little pouch- 50 calories. It also helped that I walked with my friend and her sister in law while they took their kids begging- they are working really hard on getting/staying a healthy weight too, so we had each other to lean on.
Great blog!!

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WIFE-N-MOTHERX3 11/3/2010 10:57AM

    I havent ate 17 but halloween night I ate 3 mini kit kats then monday I had 3 mini tootsie rolls. Its so hard having 3 kids with 3 big bags of candy that I would normally tear into. Then I go to walmart and they have big bags of candy on sale I really wanted to buy it but I turned the other way. Im trying so hard to stay out of the candy and havent ate any today and think that the few peices I did eat was good because Im a candy lover and would normally eat way more...

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GIRRLKITTY 11/3/2010 9:15AM

    I have to admit, I love Kit Kats, but I was good. I ate some over the weekend, but when I came into the office and saw a bowl of them someone had brought in, I turned and walked the other way. Any other time, I would have been grabbing a few to hoard, but I didn't have a single piece of work candy co-workers were trying to pawn off on me!

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SPARKIN_REESIE 11/3/2010 8:23AM

    Okay, so I didn't eat 17 Kit Kats but I did eat 3 mini Almond Joys and 2 mini bags of M&M peanuts yesterday. I will not do that again today, though! Or tomorrow...

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MEDDYPEDDY 11/3/2010 3:04AM

    I didnīt....

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TGOLDEN1120 11/2/2010 10:41PM

  I love this post! I'm on a fasting cleanse (blessedherbs.com) so I didn't over-indulge. Its funny because my coworker tried to tempt me with Snickers (my fav). This blog is quite motivational. I enjoyed reading it.

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LINZERLOU 11/2/2010 9:03PM

    I wish I had seen this blog yesterday!! I did have a few to many sweets on Monday, but today was a different day and I'm back on track. Blog made me laugh emoticon

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SUGIRL06 11/2/2010 7:30PM

    My goal this Halloween (which I'm lucky that candy has been very scarce) is to only have the pieces I really enjoy and that works for me! I love kit kats honestly and never eat them so why not just have one for Halloween? I promise not to eat 17 though! Good blog!
~Ang

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OBURRELL 11/2/2010 5:54PM

    I am going to have to fight this. My DH bought 5 bags of candy on after Halloween sale and I am determined to only eat one piece a day!

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MAMA2BHOT 11/2/2010 5:08PM

    I wish had of seen this yesterday or Sunday, too

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HELLENC1 11/2/2010 4:40PM

  we had a couple tricker treaters, used to live in a senior nieghborhood now ,that some are gone, few come .my mom has grapefruit trees. i gave away grapefruits to the grown ups. ,and candy to the kids.it wasd nice, we just lid a candle put it on our picnic table,and gave out candy to who would come, i took afew and ate. didnt get my favorite,chocolate. but lots of candy that was fatfree. good for those parents that dont let kids indulge.,fewer denntal visits,.lesser cavities.and as for me if i did get temted to eat what was left, each was 1-2 calories. but i did get at the end something chocolate.. emoticon emoticon

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JHUNEBUGROCKS 11/2/2010 3:29PM

    OK OK!! I promise! Actually I didn't eat tons but I had a few whoppers - 6 balls - and one Reese's PB cup, so not horrible. I can tell you that it really didn't taste all that good.

Keep rockin! emoticon

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KATHLEEN0222 11/2/2010 3:12PM

    I needed this yesterday when "Aunt Flo" came knocking at my door and I gave in to my chocolate cravings!

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CAITLINANN10 11/2/2010 2:37PM

    Loved this post. I like the fact that you want everyone to pay it forward!

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REMODELINGPAT 11/2/2010 2:30PM

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JORDANA84 11/2/2010 1:22PM

    Wow ! I needed to read this yesterday haha ;) I LOVE candy corn and tootsie rolls, and go figure that's what I bought. We didn't get many trick or treaters, so I found kids to give it away to! Out of sight, out of mind is the best method for me. :)

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RHEAMOSES 11/2/2010 12:41PM

    outch... preach.

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WHITEDAISY 11/2/2010 11:24AM

    In previous years I would be stuff we liked(chocolate bars)so if anything was left,we'd be able to enjoy it. This year I bought popcorn balls. They taste like styrofoam(sorry kids). Surprised we didn't get egged!

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UK1522A 11/2/2010 11:21AM

  Thank you for that!

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FOSTERSWIFE0711 11/2/2010 11:19AM

    we bought 4 bags of candy and got NO trick-or-treaters! so now were stuck with all this candy:( i need to find some kids to give it to before im temped to eat it. I've done good so far...

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AFPLANE9 11/2/2010 10:09AM

    I ate about 3 Reese's. We didn't have as many trick-or-treaters as we thought we might so I went ahead and ate some. Bad in 2 aspects: 1. I ate that candy and there's still more left! 2. I'm allergic to chocolate but it was worth it then :)...now it's not boo lol

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KIGGANSJ 11/2/2010 9:44AM

    Well....it wasn't exactly 17 or Kit Kats but I think I did some major damage. Means I'll be burning it up on the elliptical more than usual. One day, move on and do not look back but learn and recall in the future. emoticon

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NIKKI7727 11/2/2010 9:34AM

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SILVEROPERA1 11/2/2010 8:14AM

  I put 3 fun sized snicker bars aside for myself on Halloween. They are among my favorites, and I have not had one if well over 1-2 YEARS. Well, I ate one, and it was good, but not as good as I remembered. In fact, I gave up my other 2 to trick or treaters when we were running low on candy and had a bit of orange sherbet instead.

I have found that on the RARE occasions I treat myself to one of my favorites it never lives up to my memories of it.

I actually stayed below 1350 calories for the day!



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CTUPTON 11/2/2010 6:38AM

    Thank you for a new perspective! emoticon

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JUSTFOXXY 11/2/2010 2:43AM

    Three fun size Twix's that I had in the freezer. Darn it, I worked hard as the Candy Passer Outer! emoticon

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BANANNA38 11/2/2010 1:38AM

    You nailed it when you said that those things are designed for a 6 year old's palate! As I get older (yikes, I'll be 40 next month) those old chocolate bars that tasted so great as a kid taste sad, cheap, and stale to me now. If I'm going to indulge in the calories, I definitely want something more adult, sophisticated, and indulgent... I need to be WOWED -- or else why bother!?

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SPARKANN 11/2/2010 1:22AM

    I did eat more than a couple of pieces from the Trick or Treat bowl... But aren't you pleased I made it back here on Monday?

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HEARTSTOPPER 11/2/2010 12:27AM

   
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MDAVILA82 11/2/2010 12:15AM

    I totally had the pumpkin beer...it was awesome.

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TCASSELS 11/1/2010 11:14PM

    Great blog! We didn't buy any candy (no kids come to our place so we didn't have to) and I'm glad. But we did go to Whole Foods and get some good, real chocolate which was AMAZING!

I admit that I think that if you allow yourself a treat of something good then you stop craving the crap. Of course, my problem is then limiting the good stuff!

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