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Thursday, August 30, 2012

These past couple of weeks have been pretty trying on my emotions and waist line.

I should have never brought into the house those FREE snack bags: chips, crackers, scoops, etc. They are my downfall and NO ON CAN EAT JUST ONE!

So, next time we get a stash of FREE snack food, I'm hiding it in the basement, passing it along to neighbors, or finding other alternatives to carry the generosity forward.

Spark on....
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  • SUNSET09
    My weakness is the Lays Wavy chips and I’ve learned that when I add them on my food tracker, it’s not worth the calories when I could have had something more healthy, more of it and more beneficial to my weight lost effort. Everything in moderation as sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Great idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2424 days ago
    I have issues with chips, so I totally understand. I haven't really cut anything out of my diet completely because it makes me binge, but chips are the exception- I do best if I avoid them completely. At first it was stressful walking past them in the grocery store, and now I'm fine!
    2425 days ago
    You are so right how sad it is that we can't donate them once again for the shelters. And I'm right there with you on the chip trap..... I found out this past week that I can't have Club Crackers and cream cheese in the house any longer. Buy the cream cheese when I need it for wraps (lunch at co-op) but no extra!
    2425 days ago
    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. Yes, we are blessed to have generosity still alive and well in our lives.

    RE: Shelter Suggestion...

    Unfortunately, that's not an option in this situation where product is taken off the shelf by the manufacturer.

    You see, there are some really devious people who will take that sealed bag of chips ($3.49-4.99 retail) and return it to any local grocer for a cash refund. Otherwise, that person who so kindly shared these extra bags might lose employment if the FREE bag chips land at any area shelter.

    If making a donation to a shelter, EACH AND EVERY bag would have to be opened at the time it was dropped off. Other companies have had to implore this new policy as well for the same reason.

    So sad... A few dishonest people ruined it for all the rest!

    2425 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2012 7:49:49 AM
    hard to pass up on FREE! Chips used to be my downfall, but the longer you go without the less you crave them. Stay strong! emoticon emoticon
    2425 days ago
    Donate the free stuff to a homeless shelter!
    2425 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    yes free snack don't come calorie free Congratulations on your 15,000 fitness minutes!
    2425 days ago
    I'm with you 100%!
    2425 days ago
    Or make sure the free snack food Is healthy. 🍅🍆🍓🍊

    Yes, chips and other snacks are killers. My family and I have been getting better at leaving them on he shelves of the grocery store.
    2425 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2012 1:23:55 AM
    Good idea!!!!
    2425 days ago
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