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Saturday, October 27, 2012

This is a very rough time for me with Halloween candy. I bought some yesterday because our neighborhood is having a bash tonight. I ripped open the bag and started eating Reeses peanut butter cups like they were going out of style! When I realized what I was doing, it made me so sad that I could relapse. So I marched all the candy out to my husband's shop and plopped them in the freezer. If they are not in the house and frozen solid, I will not be tempted.

This morning I weighed (despite the candy gorging) and I am down another pound, for a total of 11 pounds since August 27. This is the absolute hardest journey I have ever been on. You all know how hard it is to lose weight? I am so thankful for the SPARK FAMILY who have gone before me...that I can learn from them and apply to my life. Because of the great motivators and inspirational stories, I was able to get control and remove the temptation.

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    Good job on your weigh in and especially on controlling your urge to binge on that candy! Candy is tough for me too. I try to only buy candy that I don't like very much. But sometimes it comes my way. So we just have to try to control it don't we. I have a friend who literally has a lock box for her family to put goodies in, and she doesn't know the combination. I thought that was a brilliant idea, I may have to start looking for lock boxes!!!

    One year I gave my husband the candy and told him only to give me one piece a day, and hide the rest, but he wasn't actually very good at hiding, and I ended up eating the whole thing! SAD!!! I know for myself I truly have to treat it as an addiction and know that I have to recommit every day, because it is really easy to revert to our old habits when it comes to food. And I think eating sugar makes me crave sugar. So I have to be careful.

    Anyway, great job, and nice blog!
    2363 days ago
    I too have trouble resisting that Halloween candy. Don't be too upset with yourself, a little binge evey once in a while won't hurt too much as long as you bounce right back. At least Reeses peanut butter cups aren't as bad as some other candy (it has some protein). We aren't getting our halloween candy til that day. I plan on getting myself a bag of Russell Stover sugar free candy so that I won't feel deprived while passing out candy.

    Congratulations on your continued weight loss success.I have only lost 8 pounds since September 2. It may seem like slow progress but since we are learning to make better choices instead of a lose weight quick diet I'm hoping the weight will not come back like after a diet.

    We need to look at Halloween as a sample test to prepare us for the upcoming holidays and all the goodies that come them. With the help of SP I'm looking forward to a successful holiday season.

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    2365 days ago
    Hang in there!! I'm purchasing charms blo pops for Halloween because I won't eat them!!! I'm a super slow loser-started spark around the same time as you- only have lost 6 pounds. It's a marathon not a sprint!!

    Recognizing that you needed to put the candy in the freezer is a testament that you are making healthy choices. Don't beat yourself up for having a few. It was a good learning experience!

    Take care!
    2366 days ago
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