Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
ONGARMQUILTER1's Photo ONGARMQUILTER1 Posts: 1,468
10/28/08 10:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey,

Thought I'd just pop in and say Hi. We don't get trick or treaters as we live in the country and it wouldn't be a safe place for kids to trick or treat and the community has a party at the fire station down in the village. So I am safe from myself! lol I'm my own worst enemy!!

Maria, I have a really hard time getting off the sugar merry-go-round after I have any treats of any kind. I managed to get through yesterday's quilting circle without eating anything, so yesterday was a sugar free day. So if I can hang in there and make today a S/F day, that will be day #2.

The sun is supposed to shine today so maybe I will get a walk in first thing this morning. I have an appointment to meet a customer to go fabric shopping this afternoon to get the supplies to make the 60th wedding anniversary quilt she wants me to make her parents. That should help me get through today.

When we lived where there were trick or treaters, I would try to buy non chocolate treats and then send the left overs to work with DH so I could stay out of the candy. I think I will try your wait until you have something really big to binge on to see if that helps me put off the treating myself thing.

Joy

 current weight: 155.0 
 
192
175.25
158.5
141.75
125
MIMAWELIZABETH's Photo MIMAWELIZABETH SparkPoints: (259,601)
Fitness Minutes: (110,250)
Posts: 13,588
10/26/08 12:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Looks like I'm making a trip to Michael's!

Your post reminded me, I also did what you do to keep candy out of the house that would be too tempting: I'd buy the candy I didn't like for the trick-or-treaters. I'd still want to binge, but I'd keep telling myself, "wait until you have something more tasty to binge on." I'd stave off a binge (and still do, using that method) for weeks or even months, by telling myself to wait for the "big score!"

I LOVE what your church did to facilitate safe trick-or-treating; how wonderful to be able to share that community event with your church family, and it enables those who don't get the trick-or-treaters to enjoy the tradition too! I'm going to suggest it for the PTA too.
emoticon Just six more days!!!


My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


 Pounds lost: 64.0 
 
0
30
60
90
120
NATALIEJ1's Photo NATALIEJ1 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (343)
Posts: 584
10/25/08 2:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
now i know why no one is chatting on the main board...you're all HERE!

i actually found the playdoh tubs (it was a no name brand) at michaels for 49 cents a 6 pack. we are on secluded side street so we do not get a lot of trick-or-treaters but our church does a trunk-or-treat where you decorate your trunk and hand out treats in the church parking lot. last year some parents got together and handed out hot cocoa to everyone. it usually takes only an hour since all the cars are parked next to each other and it gives the adults a way to socialize. one gal last year handed out hot cocoa packets she bought in bulk from costco. i was thinking of that one before i saw the playdoh. a few years back when we went to a church closer to our old rental they did the same thing but they added a haunted house and then opened a portion of the church for the smaller kids to play in the nursery with special treat bags for them. now the church we attend has a smaller group of kids. our kids want to hit both trunk-and-treating events to double their loot LOL we'll see what happens.

i think next year i'll plan earlier so i can do like maria. i would be one of the most popular mom with the kids at church LOL

for myself i do not bring a bunch of candy in that i think i might binge on. i havent gotten to the point where i can take it or leave it on some days. the kids pick out stuff i do not like so there is no temptation. if i want something i buy a single serving and no more. someday i will get to the point where i can have anything in my home and it will not be a tempation.

time to run...have a safe halloween this year!

Natalie
"the difference between success & failure sometimes comes down to a single step" --John 'the penquin' Bingham
MIMAWELIZABETH's Photo MIMAWELIZABETH SparkPoints: (259,601)
Fitness Minutes: (110,250)
Posts: 13,588
10/24/08 9:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Maria, what EXCELLENT suggestions for the trick-or-treaters! emoticon

(P.S. I'm sending my best thoughts your way to help you get
back on track and to make exercising your "drug" of choice~) emoticon

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 10/24/2008 (21:52)

My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


 Pounds lost: 64.0 
 
0
30
60
90
120
JUMPDIET's Photo JUMPDIET Posts: 238
10/24/08 9:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh yes and for the 2nd part of the challenge ... staying away from them myself. Well with the stress of my defense coming I have been doing horribly food-wise and have been gaining weight too. Today I had it highlighted that my crappy diet is probably one of the reasons I'm so tired. As a result my goal for this weekend is to purge sugar out of my diet and get back OP. I will follow through by turning to exercise instead of sugar for stress-relief ...

Will check in and let you know how it went.
-maria

What the mind can perceive the body can achieve.
-Abraham Lincoln

Realize that there is no such thing as failure. Keep this in mind and you will achieve all that you conceive in your mind. You never fail, you simply produce results. ... Dr Wayne Dyer

We can't become what we need by remaining what we are. ... Max Dupree


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
28
56
84
112
JUMPDIET's Photo JUMPDIET Posts: 238
10/24/08 9:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ha! I actually quit giving out candy a couple of years ago. I usually shop in August online when the Halloween toys go on sale in the online shops. In particular
http://www.toyconnection.com/
is one of my favorites. I usually have ~100 kids so it's important to get something economical but by shopping in August i have plenty of time. I've given out:
1 - pumpkin sippy cups ... you know the kind with a straw
2 - halloween themed pencils
3 - bendables ... mummies, scarecrows, witches

This year I have those glow necklaces that every kid loves at the carnival ... we'll see how those go over :)
-Maria


What the mind can perceive the body can achieve.
-Abraham Lincoln

Realize that there is no such thing as failure. Keep this in mind and you will achieve all that you conceive in your mind. You never fail, you simply produce results. ... Dr Wayne Dyer

We can't become what we need by remaining what we are. ... Max Dupree


 Pounds lost: 10.0 
 
0
28
56
84
112
MIMAWELIZABETH's Photo MIMAWELIZABETH SparkPoints: (259,601)
Fitness Minutes: (110,250)
Posts: 13,588
10/24/08 4:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Halloween used to be a minefield for me, what with all the good sales on every candy imaginable in every single store... not to mention the after-Halloween clearance sales - one year I bought 12 bags of candy corn for 10 cents each, and had finished them by Thanksgiving. emoticon


I've been much better in recent years in being able to "handle" having candy in the house all year round, so when there are good sales, I stock up. I've been living with a different mindset:

"There's ALWAYS candy (or cake or cookies or ice cream) available, so I don't have to indulge just because it's a holiday." (My favorites ARE available year-round, so it works for me.)

Reminding myself of that helps me to stave off the usual PANIC I feel when faced with food; both when I'm out, and when I'm alone at home; not only at holidays and special events, but every day.


Our treats for Halloween's trick-or-treaters depend on our finances, where we're living, and our schedule/plans. I do prefer to get the "real" treats, mini-sized chocolate candy bars; when I was growing up, getting them in my Halloween bag was the ONLY way I could have them! Some years I have put in other kinds of items. Usually I tell the kids they can pick three or four things, and then they have a choice of what kind of treat they want.

I haven't seen the mini-cans of Play-Doh - those would be nice! I go to a "Big Lots" or "Pic-N-Save" type store, where you can find lots of small items: packages of stickers, decorated pencils or erasers, party gift bag items, Halloween do-dads, you name it. Once upon a time, McDonald's sold a booklet of 10 "free ice cream cone" coupons for $1, so I'd tear them out and put them in the mix (and stock up for my kids too!).


I AM going to (continue to) stay away from the Brach's mellowcremes, those are a real temptation for me; though I will get a couple of packages for SLOW enjoyment after the holiday.

With our grandkids, we focus on the costumes and scary stories and pumpkin-stuff, and don't even mention the trick-or-treating. This year, they're planning to go to a party rather than the usual door-to-door; I wish they could do both, and experience the tradition! emoticon

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 10/24/2008 (04:21)

My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


 Pounds lost: 64.0 
 
0
30
60
90
120
ECAROLP's Photo ECAROLP Posts: 1,322
10/23/08 3:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm in ... I usually try to treat myself to one thing on the weekend .. now that I'm diabetic.. I've cut out sweets .. but learning to make things with splenda blend and its turning out really good.. haven't got brave enough to use straight splenda

as far as treats.. we live on trick or treat street.. it's one after another.. I sit on the sidewalk.. they line up .. we gave out about 10 lbs last year.. I saw the little tubs of playdoh and would love to do that .. just couldn't afford it.. I do think I will get it for the neighbor kids and step grandkids .. I make them individual treat bags.

Edited by: ECAROLP at: 10/23/2008 (15:45)
Carol

SW - 310
SW (8/26/10) - 291.6
8/29/10 - 289
SW 2 -285
Jan 22 - 282
June 26 - 275
Aug 7 -280
Sept - 286
Oct - 281
Nov - 24 - 277
Dec - 16 - 276
Feb - 1 - 274.5
July - 27-10 - 284 (due to reaction to a bp pill that caused me to feel drained, lifeless, no energy.. I quit it.. bp is fine.. not recommending to others to do the same)
July 30-11 277.6


I always wanted to amount to something, but this isn't the


 current weight: 224.0 
 
310
288.5
267
245.5
224
NATALIEJ1's Photo NATALIEJ1 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (343)
Posts: 584
10/23/08 3:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
we found a good deal on mini tubs of playdoh so we will be handing those out instead of candy! i've always thought of doing it but a reminder on biggest loser this week actually had me doing something about it!
emoticon

Natalie
"the difference between success & failure sometimes comes down to a single step" --John 'the penquin' Bingham
NATALIEJ1's Photo NATALIEJ1 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (343)
Posts: 584
10/23/08 3:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE

halloween is a week away...what are you going to do about it???

its so easy to find an assortment of treats for those cute little trick-or-treaters and sometimes we buy more than we need and sample them before they arrive (don't feel bad...i've done it too)

so let's help each other out with a challenge that has two parts...

(1) challenge yourself to stay away from treats for entire week leading up to halloween...then as your reward you can have one halloween treat. who's up for the challenge? post and tell us how you're going to follow thru

(2) do you have any good ideas for halloween to keep it from being all about a sugar high? pass on those good ideas here for us to try!



Natalie
"the difference between success & failure sometimes comes down to a single step" --John 'the penquin' Bingham
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other NEW ME RESOLUTION CHALLENGES Posts

Topics: Last Post:

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2784x3086x19595691

Review our Community Guidelines