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Candy battle

Monday, November 04, 2013

Problem: huge pile of Halloween candy. Victims: me and my 2 kids...

It was really really difficult there for a couple of days. Even I ate quite a few too many candys because that chemical concoction definitely has some maddening effect on my brain. There was just too much... but the solution was since they were mostly fun size candys that don't have the ingredients on them I looked each one up on the internet and made lists.. anything with high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils (trans fats), red 40 or other artificial colors that are banned everywhere else in the world went in the bye bye pile and that left about 10 candys out of about 100 or more. The acceptable ingredients (I think but I might be missing something) but still total crap candys left are crunch, hersheys, peanut butter cups and mr goodbar. I told the kids if they gave up all the rest I'd take them to the Lego store and they actually cheered! Next year we're going to do a big restriction on how much they're going to collect. I took the big bag of candy down to the free swap spot on my street and it was gone in half and hour. Saddest part was having to say goodbye to snickers and milky ways since those are a couple of my favourites but they have hydrogenated oils in them, at least snickers did, I can't remember the offending ingredient in the milky way.

I only gained 2 lbs in 2 days that I originally I had to work about 100 hours at the gym in order to lose in the first place. Pfff.. I know I have a problem with sugar and that's why I don't have it in my house. I'm even a little bothered that there are 10 candies left but I'm resolved to give the kids one a day and not have a single one myself.
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DEB62BIE62 11/4/2013 10:50AM

    I think that is a great idea, to give the kids legos instead of candy. Maybe next year you could have a lego party and have the kids invite their friends, and have snacks and treats for all of them. Have them all dress up as lego characters? Just an idea, that way you have control over what they eat and what they get. Have all the kids bring legos. There's all kinds of things you can do. You should be very encouraged by what you did, and how you helped yourself. emoticon emoticon

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