|Mountain of candy that was dispersed on Halloween. All but one Almond Joy found new homes.|
Conversation earlier this week between myself and a friend:
Me: I don't get it. I can stop drinking for a month, but I can't stop eating candy for a month? What the heck?!?!?!
Her: Oh, you can. You can totally do it. You'll be a b*tch, but you can do it.
Don't you love it when friends know you so well? sigh...
So, on this first day of November, I do declare that I am going candy free. Not necessarily sugar free, but by cutting out the ridiculous candy obsession, I will cut out the majority of the sugar I've been eating.
The Problem: a coworker has a candy bag hanging outside her door. Said door is approximately 15 feet from my office. When I am stressed or bored, or otherwise not extremely swamped, I find myself lost in thought and at her door digging through the candy bag. And then I eat the candy. I actually held a piece of kitkat in my hand the other day, made a comment that it didn't even taste good, and then shoved it into my fat mouth anyway. Ugh. Miserable.
And clearly this is affecting my psyche. I'm feeling gross because I'm eating too much sugar. I'm feeling bad about myself because I'm eating too much sugar. It's affecting my thoughts about myself and it needs to stop.
The Solution(s): I have a pack of gum on my desk. I will be eating that like crazy to avoid grabbing candy. I will avoid the candy bag at all costs. I will STOP AND THINK before I mindlessly put sugary snacks into my mouth.
Nonsense, I tell you!
Friends, are you battling any foods? Or yourself? How can I help you get on track?
Have an awesome day!