Strategy To Avoid Halloween Sugar Overload

Thursday, October 28, 2010

For Halloween sugar overload. I have a strategy in place.

For the month of September I was on a no sugar challenge. I avoided candy for one month. I know that I can do it for one month, so one holiday should be easy. I plan to avoid all candy EXCEPT Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate. 3 squares are one serving size. I have started (this week) having either one, or up to three squares each evening. So when I am faced with the work candies, I will not be as tempted knowing that I have my "good for you" chocolate waiting for me each evening. I even took a huge knife and cut the bar into squares.

The other thing I did was ask my boss not to bring in his plastic cauldron which he fills with the Hershey (good) chocolate mini bars. He agreed not to do this this year. Each person in my office needs to lose a different amount of weight. I see this as starting out the holiday season on the right note. And it saves him $$. Plus those candies are available all year long, no need to overindulge just because the stores are overflowing with bags right now.
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    I'm glad you are having your dark chocolate. It is a nice healthy treat ... no tricks involved !
    3098 days ago
    Great plan! I don't think I could ever make it through a whole month without sugar.. way to go!
    3098 days ago
  • HHI0901
    Awesome blog! You kept up with Sinless September? I think I kinda fell apart somewhere along the line, but that's something to be proud of :)
    3099 days ago
  • SWIMFIT2010
    Excellent strategy!!! I like that you took positive steps to reduce the problem at work -- wonderful that your boss agreed!!! Good for you!!!
    3099 days ago
    Glad that your boss agreed to this! And if you did it for one month, on little holiday is nothing!
    3099 days ago
    Great plan of action. Yes if you can be sugar free for a month then Halloween should be easier. It is nice to have something special as a treat to help you keep the temptation at bay.
    Good for you!
    3099 days ago
    Great blog!!! No kids in my household, but my hubby still likes his candies. I put them in a box in the pantry - out of sight, out of mind.
    Good job on prompting the boss to nix the candies too!
    Proud of you for kicking the sugar - its hard, that stuff is like crack! (hugs)
    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    actually I prefer a big bowl of grape tomatoes ! emoticon
    3099 days ago
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