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Winning....Against the Candy Jar

Friday, July 11, 2014

On June 10, 2014 I posted a blog title "Baby Carrots vs Oreos" and in it I stated that the candy jar at work is now off limits. I am here to report that 30 days later I stayed out of the candy jar, except for yesterday. Here is why, I live in Arizona, it is hot and when you have supplies delivered in the summer, i.e. candy, in transit, it melts. So, someone in my office who approves the invoices for the said candy, made a comment about how it was melted. I said I was trying something new because the candy we usually order has several varieties that no one eats, so it goes to waste. Then I said, no one had complained about the melted candy, and there of course was dead silence, meaning she was complaining (it is amazing how people's worlds can get some small, especially when you aren't even purchasing the candy). Anyways, I ate one mini Butterfingers to see if her complaint was justified. It was fine. That was a little rant I needed to do, because when these kinds of things happen, they usually send me to the candy jar!!

Now, I accomplished this for a couple different reasons. First, I moved the candy jar (which is on my desk) out of my line of vision, out of sight out of mind can work sometimes. Second, I said I would stay out of the candy jar but I did not say I would never have a piece of candy again. I am realist, I have to learn to coexist with candy and I do like it which means I should be able to have a piece once in awhile. So, I told myself if you absolutely need a piece of candy, then have a piece of dark chocolate. Lastly, when I wanted to reach for that candy, I stopped and asked myself why I wanted it, was there something better I could have, or if I was frustrated I have a journal handy on my desk and I would write in that to work through my emotions.

I love candy and always will but when the candy or things like it keep you from being healthy, and keep you from moving forward with your journey then it is time tweak things just a bit! I am glad I did!
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    Great job. I'm almost 21 days into my Paleo challenge - no sugar (or sugar substitutes, honey, maple syrup etc), except naturally occurring sugars in fruits/veggies in limited quantity. I have to say my sugar crave is GONE. For the first week I'd eat a medjool date and that would help (they are yummy) and now I don't even need one! Wahoo! I am missing my summer ice cream though, but its just something I like and miss, don't crave.
    1414 days ago
    Good for you! Glad you found a method that works for you.
    1415 days ago
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