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lifematters



Joined: 24 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm well-prepared for the trick or treaters. Razz I bought bubble gum, which is not a trigger food for me. I have my sugar free gum if I feel the need to chew. I always choose candy that I either don't like or that doesn't "call my name."

I get to enjoy the giving to others and watch how much fun the neighborhood kids are having without being preoccupied and miserable over trying to resist candy.

As for work tomorrow when everyone brings their leftover candy, I'll keep it out of my office. I'll also exercise before work since that helps me turn down temptation. If I'm going to the trouble of getting up early, I WON'T undo it for candy!

"Life has to be a little nuts sometimes. Otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together." Burroughs
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MamaTamz



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not going to be here most of the evening so I didnt pick up any candy to give out; so that eliminated that problem.
Cool
As for going out with my kids, they will get candy, oh thats for sure... they are sooooo cute, lol,... Laughing but I ownt eat thier candy. MAYBE one little bite sized chocolate. but, as far as i am concerned, thier candy is thiers, not mine.

I have been doing well food wise today too! My snack consisted of an apple and 1 "Source" tango-citrus/vanilla yogourt... only 50 cals! Shocked It really took care of my sweet tooth!

I also started doing Slim In 6... I felt like a million bucks after getting into it! The Tae Bo Is VERY intense... maybe after the 6 week program of SI6, i will then be able to do Tae Bo with a little more ease. Razz
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Bird77



Joined: 19 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being good about the treats here. I had one little roll of Rockets because someone put some out in the staff room, but I've been pretty restrained. One of the staff made carrot cake cupcakes, but saying no to them is easy for me (even though I love carrot cake) because of the gluten. Stomach pains are an effective deterrent Shocked

Snack is a strawberry 90% lactose-free Astro yogurt (hooray for lactose-reduced yogurts!) and a banana. Mmmm...strawberry and banana.

Not handing out treats tonight because we're going to ballroom dance. Dinner is already cooking--prepped a small roast last night to cook while we were at work today Smile

In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it.
- Elbert Hubbard
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artisteyes



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a teacher and today my Art Club sold decorated Halloween sugar cookies in my room. In the past, I would have told myself, "You can have just one..." and then would have eaten about five before the day was over. I didn't even consider eating "just one" today. I crunched Laughing on my apple instead.


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Dilligaf30



Joined: 07 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't do so hot today... but will not be a glutton to my own punishment. I snuck two tootsie rolls, a mini milkyway, and had a popcorn ball for dinner Embarassed Not the best choices I know, but I am a sucker for Halloween, always have been, always will be. So I am off to the gym, and plan to work an extra 15-30 minutes on the treadmill, depending on the demand for the machines.

How did everyone else do?

Holli

I'd rather EAT my calories than DRINK them. I'd rather LOSE fat than EAT it.
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PepperPatti



Joined: 10 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halloween isn't a big holiday for me. We live way out in the country with not another house in sight for a couple of miles, so we don't have trick or treaters. Wink

I enjoyed the day through other means besides candy and food treats. I was in a training session all day and when we got back from lunch, our instructor had left plastic bugs and halloween jewelry like skull rings, pumpkin necklaces, etc at our seats. One guy got a long black bug that looked like a centipede. He used it for a moustache later on to entertain us. It doesn't take much to make my work buddies laugh Very Happy It was fun. Exclamation
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NinaJo



Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit, Halloween isn't a big deal for me anymore, as far as the candy and all. My boys are 17 and 19 so they are to old for the trick or treat thing. We live way out in the country, so we don't get any kids. I do kinda miss those days with the boys, that sure was fun. Getting them all dressed up with the costume of their choice. All the excitement. Seeing all of the other children. Good Times.

But one thing I love about Halloween it is the day I got married 20 years ago!!!! We went out for a nice dinner last night. I sure hope we have many many more happy years!! My husband still tells everyone he is not sure if he got a trick or treat. (LOL)

Nina
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troopermom



Joined: 29 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boss left little treat bags on everyone's desk yesterday morning for when they came in (because she's really busy and ya never know when you can catch her-so she wasn't sure if she'd see everyone). I put it in my shoulder bag to take home with me and didn't eat any of it.

When we took the kids out trick-or-treating we are kind of rural and it's all hills, so it's a good hike to go to as few houses as we did. We walked at a decent pace for an hour and I got to be the pack mule holding flash lights, then jackets (cause everyone was getting hot lol), water bottles, etc.

When we got home the first thing I did (like I do every year) is let the kids have a couple pieces of candy out of the bag their grandmother gives them while I check the other stuff to make sure it's OK. I'm very cautious to watch for stuff that might have been opened, etc. While I'm doing that I sort the stuff into piles. Our neighbors like to give our lots of huggie drinks and chips which is good because I can put those in the kids lunches, so I separate those and then I put all the rest of the candy up out of reach.

After, while watching TV I allowed myself two small candy bars. In years past I could munch on those things all night and not even notice. So I think I faired pretty well. Cool
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tigersi



Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Total Posts: 770

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Anniversayr, Nina!!! Very Happy

My assistant and I scheduled an all staff safety meeting yesterday, just so that we could hand out trick-or-treat bags to all the guys. They have been kind of grumpy, and we figured it would lighten the mood. It was so fun. We sat in my office making goodie bags with little toys and candies, while we made up the agenda and brainstormed on topics. And when it was all said and done, we had a really fun meeting, and enough goodie bags that we sent all of the guys who had children home with a treat for each of thier kids!

Then I went home and made a quick dinner, and it was time to dress my husband up to take my niece and nephew trick or treating. The kids arrived promptly at 7:00, and we were off! By the time the kids bags were full and we were all tired of walking, it was about 8:30. So I took them home, and we all sat on the floor reading the jokes off their Laffy Taffy candies until 9:30! It was great!

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON
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tigersi



Joined: 22 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, so I can't spell, I MEANT to say

"Happy Anniversary, Nina!!"

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON
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LesMoo



Joined: 03 Oct 2005
Total Posts: 797

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a great Halloween--I bought candy for the kiddos--who NEVER came!!!!! That much was a bummer, but my husband and I had a really great evening just being silly and having a great time. I let myself eat two pieces of candy and promptly recorded it in my tracker. My husband took the rest with him to his students today Very Happy.

I'd call that a successful halloween!

Happy Anniversary, Nina!


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