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Candy to the rescue!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Remember when I mentioned that I have a terrible sweet tooth? I wasn't joking. The weekend before last I went to a wedding and I had 2 slices of chocolate cake & a slice of white cake. The next Monday at work I ate 2 large slices of a celebration cake, then went home and had 2 cups of frozen yogurt. On Thursday I had 11 donut holes. Yes, this is a problem.

Why? Multiple reasons, including "I don't want to gain weight" and "over time too much sugar will catch up with me and make me fat," but those are the trivial reasons. The important reasons to curb this sweets addiction are that A) sugar slows my body down & makes me feel sluggish, B) I should be finding pleasure in other things than the comfort of sugar, and C) I want to start having children in the next few years & what I eat is what they will eat (literally in utero, and then I will lead by example as they get older).

So, what am I going to do?

Plan A: cut out sweets all together! yeah, tried that. not so much. ended up with horrible headaches and then binged on sugar.

Plan B: Werther's Caramel Hard Candies
What??? How is that going to help??

Well, you see, the times that my sugar issues are the worst are when I am at work and junkie treats are left on the break room table. I can't resist. The smell of icing drives me crazy. Soooo... yesterday I bought a package of Werther's (actually 2 packages, because it was buy 1 get 1 free). This morning I brought the package to work and put it in my break room locker. Now the plan is to reach in my locker and grab a 23 calorie hard candy to suck on when I really want the treats that are sitting on the break room table.

Sugar in high amounts is as dangerous as drinking poison. I can do this. I need to do this. For my health & for the health of my future children. My grave will NOT say, "here lies Holly who died of sugar overdose."
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  • JIBBIE49
    2538 days ago
    I hope that works for you. I find a little sugar makes me want more. I try to stay away from it as much as possible. The work place is the hardest. Most of my c/o worker bring in other types of junk food. The greasy type usually. If your job is like mine, ( OH MY), sometime, more often then not , I do not get off the unit till about 4pm. So GOOD LUCK!
    2544 days ago
    I'm glad I read your post today. I have a terrible sweet tooth also, just yesterday at work I was chowing down on cupcakes...
    I hadn't considered the hard candy approach, certainly something I'm going to consider, although not a caramel girl myself :)
    2550 days ago
    Great plan! Werthers are so tasty too, and they'll probably last a lot longer and therefore be more satisfying, since they're something to suck on and savor instead of scarf down and regret. Enjoy emoticon
    2550 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Sounds like a solid plan. Good luck.
    2550 days ago
    Yeah, I totally understand! Sometimes a small treat keeps away the need for a crazy big treat!
    2550 days ago
    I have a weakness for sugar, too. Your plan sounds great! Also, you might want to try the sugar-free treats after a while. A lot of times you can't even tell the difference taste-wise. (Just in case you want to cut down sugar even more.)
    2550 days ago
    I'm the same way. How do people stop after just one treat? When there are cookies in my home, I react like a drug addict and can not eat just one. I hope the candies work for you. Today I didn't even go to the lounge. I'm eating in my room at work so I'm not tempted. Not a good long term solution because I'll be lonely, but it's ok for today.
    2550 days ago
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