Controlling the Candy

So, the past couple of days I’ve noticed a theme amongst us in weight loss blogland… CANDY.

Candy has been the topic at hand.
I know it’s because of Halloween and I know that I’ve even blogged about it already. What I find interesting is the different ways people have handled this holiday.

Some binged the night of Halloween and regretted it later, some didn’t binge that exact evening but have since eaten a few too many pieces and others have been able to stay away from the candy or eat it in small, manageable portions.
I fell in the middle group. I enjoyed a few treats Halloween night, but I didn’t binge and let myself go. However, since then I’ve had a few pieces every day.
Well, I feel that a few snack-sized candies every day is a few too many for me to continue down the scale in my weight loss journey. So, today I decided “No more.” and I haven’t had a piece of candy all day.
Lori (a weightloss success story by the way) commented on my post from yesterday that maybe I should get rid of all the candy in my house. I personally don’t want to get rid of all my kids’ candy when they aren’t battling weight issues. They are allowed 1-2 pieces a day and it’s stored in the pantry in bags labeled with their names. This works well for us, so I’m going to leave it that way. The kids shared a few pieces with me, I enjoyed them, but now on to getting this weight off.
In working towards losing more weight I will control the candy instead of letting it control me. It may be in my house, but that doesn’t mean it has to be in my mouth.

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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4 Responses to Controlling the Candy

  1. logmyloss says:

    Leah, I am fortunate in that candy doesn't tempt me. I think what you are doing sounds solid though, by keeping it in bags labeled with the kids' names, it keeps you from eating it. Stay strong, candy is not your friend! 🙂


  2. I didn't do too bad with the Halloween candy. It just kind of coincided (spelling?) with me struggling with eating healthy, but it was Halloween candy that I started eating. I probably do better if I don't have any candy in my house, b/c if it's there, I'm going to eat it. It kind of depends on my “mentality” whether or not I have self control. Sometimes I have it, sometimes I don't.
    Great job on having the self-control. 🙂


  3. I go to a Baptist church. Our church usually brings in a preacher for a fall revival and a spring revival. It's a really small church, about 30ish people, but I love going there.


  4. Larkspur says:

    I had to Get. It. Out. Like you, I didn't dive in head-first, but it was not a good scene for me, especially as I am insulin resistant and sugar kind of puts me into a munchy spiral. But of course you don't want to haul away your kids'! My son gave his away (he's in HS and wishes to remain svelte!) My daughters have been working on theirs in their rooms but they are both kind of picky, so I don't think it's a big problem.


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