Saying No,Thank You To Candy/cookie Fundraisers And Give A Donation Of $ Instead
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On this Valentine's Day, I thought it would be interesting to have a say- no- to -sweets-secret! I have a neighbor whose child has school fundraisers using catalogs to buy cookie dough for baking ahead. I bought TWO tubs of choc. chip cookie dough last year and when no one was able to come to the cookie-bake I had scheduled for my child during the holidays,AFTER the holidays when I was cleaning out the freezer and saw the cookie dough,I baked it all and ATE them in 2 wks!~Gained 5 lbs & lost it
So I made a New Year's Resolution not to buy the dough anymore.So when she came around with the fundraiser,I said no,politely ,but my hubby came up with a GREAT IDEA--let the CHILD choose a tub of cookies and DONATE THE $! That way I get to help WITHOUT putting on any weight !!!Works for me!!
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I use the Bake Don't Buy rule; I don't allow myself to buy treats or candy. If I want something I have to make it myself. Instead of a candy bar I will make brownies and instead of Oreos I will make cookies.
The idea is that if you are gonna have a treat make it worth it! (plus it eliminates all those extra icky ingredients from entering your system)
I eat probably a quarter of the candy I used to thanks to this rule!
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