Hmmm … what to do with that leftover candy

I probably should have posted this sooner. But oh well, I didn’t.

Oh, first, Happy Halloween!

You know that dreaded Halloween candy you have to keep in your house before the trick-or-treaters come … I bought our candy about a week and a half ago and am proud to say I haven’t touched one piece.

I was able to find two good-sized bags with almost no candy I like. One does have some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which are my absolute fave. And I could eat a Tootsie Roll or two or three …

But for some reason I haven’t been tempted. I think I know once I start I won’t be able to stop. And I am back in weight loss mode and am determined to get there.

Another way to not eat the candy is … don’t buy any. Crazy concept, eh?

We give out candy and glow-in-the-dark bracelets, which the neighbors seemed to have stolen my awesome idea last year. But whatever, the kids like having multiple bracelets in multiple colors.

We also have other items for kids who can’t eat candy and have our sign ready in support of the Trick-or-Treat Project by the CLU … Continue reading

Major Munchie Monday

Wow, I don’t know what happened today.

All day all I wanted to do was eat. I had the munchies. I wanted to eat carrots and I wanted to eat candy and I wanted to eat chips and just about anything else I could get my hands on.

Since back to a healthy routine I probably haven’t had more than a couple of pieces of candy in one day. Normally I don’t have any.

I lost count on the amount of Rolos, Reese’s, and Peanut M&Ms that went in my mouth.

It’s a good thing I gave myself some wiggle room to work with when hitting my goal weight minus two.

I don’t know if the munchies were because I have been awesome in the healthy lifestyle and needed a break or because of my cycle or because I gave myself permission to have whatever I want starting Wednesday (but I actually started Monday) or or just because today was a day with major munchies and snacking needed.

I did go to my regular Monday night gym class and sweated a ton of calories off. Woo-hoo! And then I came home and made a high veggie dinner with a … Continue reading

Tiny bites and tiny spoons

For many years I have had a candy bowl on my desk at work.

There are times it is very tempting to me and I feel like I can’t stop eating from it. Most of the time I find if I don’t start I am OK. Other times it is not tempting to me at all whatsoever.

Today I had one tiny Baby Ruth. I told myself I could have one. I ate the tiny candy with tiny bites to make it last longer. It seemed to satisfy my need for chocolate and I wasn’t tempted to eat more.

One of my co-workers came over this afternoon to get some chocolate.

I told her how I ate one with tiny bites. She told me she heard some super model talking about how she kept her weight down. Apparently one of her tricks was to use a tiny spoon to eat ice cream. My co-worker tried it and she said it worked.

It likely gives her brain time to realize the sweet tooth has been satisfied. That likely worked when I took my tiny Baby Ruth bites.

I mentioned one of the tips I learned in Weight Watchers was to use … Continue reading

Go Fit Girl! is gettin fancy

Go Fit Girl! is getting high-tech. And really, it is all owed to my well-paid (ha ha!) IT/webmaster “online boy.”

Curt got Go Fit Girl! a new hosting service, a new look and we are getting fancy. You can now comment on the blog using your sign on for Facebook, Twitter, etc. Pretty awesome.

Take a look around, comment. Let me know what you think: what you like, don’t like, etc. If you are having issues commenting please let me know via e-mail ann@gofitgirl.com or even via Facebook.

We are still tinkering with it. It will eventually be where we want it to be.

I know I haven’t been blogging as much lately. But don’t fear. I have lots of ideas brewing in my head and lots of things I want to write about, research and explore. So keep coming back.

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In the transition of moving the blog from one hosting service to another two of my posts dropped off. Bummer.

Because they were genius (ha! yea, right) I thought I would summarize them here for you.

The first post was about how I went 47 days without eating candy. My co-worker Jessica gave up candy for Lent. As … Continue reading

Check out Go Fit Girl’s new look

My IT/Webmaster consultant (aka The Husband who also answers to Curt) has done some tinkering with Go Fit Girl!

We are still working out some kinks. (Some of my recent posts went missing. And I think they are good as gone, which I am bummed about. Those things take time to write and research. But enough pouting. If you want to know about how I didn’t eat candy for 47 days or how I rarely take the stairs at work … well, maybe I can recreate when I am feeling up to it.)

Please be patient as we make adjustments and changes.

Let me know what you think of the new look, whether in comments or via e-mail to ann@gofitgirl.com.

Thanks to all of my faithful, occasional and new readers. You are all appreciated.

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Dates are sweet, great alternative to candy

It has been about 13 days since I had a piece of candy.

This quitting candy for 39 days has been a lot easier than I thought it would be.

And I have to say that the candy bowl, which sits on my desk, has really not been that alluring. I look at it and I know I can’t have it and I am OK with that.

Last week when I checked with Jessica she said quitting candy for Lent has been easy so far as well.

Though we both have noticed that we seem to have the munchies more lately and we wonder if it is because we have cut out a decent amount of sweets.

(I seriously don’t know how someone could cut out all sweets, even if the item is made with Splenda or some other sweetner.)

The other day I wanted something sweet. So I had a few dates. Dates are good and sweet with some fiber as well.

I mentioned the dates to Jessica. We also discussed hot chocolate curbing a sweet craving or even prunes.

And the Peanut Butter Balls I made over the weekend could also work a sweet tooth.

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Entering the no candy zone

It has been about 72 hours since I have had a piece of candy. If I had to choose between something sweet or something salty I would go for the salt.

But there are times I just can’t stop eating chocolate, especially if that chocolate has some peanut butter mixed in.

One of my friends/co-workers gave up candy for Lent.  I have a candy bowl on my desk. Last weekend I bought new candy for the bowl as the pickins were slim. I brought the candy in on Wednesday. Another co-worker brought in a HUGE bag of Easter candy for the bowl–almost 4 pounds worth of chocolately goodness.

I had about four pieces of chocolate on Wednesday. On Wednesday evening I was thinking and decided to join my friend in the not eating candy challenge. I am a non-practicing Catholic. I don’t observe Lent.

But I decided to take on the challenge of no candy for 39 days (since I started a day late).

This way we both have support in our challenge. I think we can do it. The challenge isn’t as difficult for me at home as it is as work. My work candy bowl is overflowing … Continue reading

Taking care of that leftover candy

The day after Halloween. And all that leftover candy.

I took my leftover candy to work and filled my candy bowl and a co-worker’s candy bowl. And I am proud to say I didn’t eat one piece today.

Except for the Snickers most of the candy I have left over I am not really interested in so that helps. I find it best to buy items I am not a fan of.

Hungry Girl has some suggestions on how to survive the Halloween candy yesterday, today and however long it lasts. She breaks down the candy by calories and fat.

Tootsie Rolls, Hershey Kisses and 3 Musketeers Minis are some of the lower calorie candies. Dum Dum lollipops are low calorie as well. I am sure there are many more types of candy I could list, but I am not going to do that.

It’s probably best to not to sit on the couch with a bowl of Halloween candy on your lap. I know that is easy to do. If you still have some candy left over, pick one or two and eat them and don’t grab more. You will thank yourself for it later.

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Comment Contest Tuesday

Wow, another Comment Contest Tuesday …

This one couldn’t wait until next week. It would be too late.

With Halloween approaching many of us are buying candy for trick-or-treaters and possibly Pumpkin beer for ourselves. I know I am.

I try to buy the hot candy items kids like, which luckily tends to be stuff I am not a huge fan of. How lucky is that?

Though I do love Sour Patch Kids, which have made it to my Halloween bucket. Apparently kids love Swedish Fish and they were in the bag together.

So what are you buying? Do you have a strategy? Are you buying any of your favorites? Are you purposely not buying your favorites? What are your favorites? What don’t you like?

My absolute favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Sour Patch Kids in a close second. Oh and the new peanut butter Snickers totally ROCK! I don’t like candy corn or black licorice. Bleh! (Or Three Musketeers or Milky Way or … I am sure there are more I could list.)

Just a little plug here. Please also think about having non-candy items for some of your trick-or-treaters this year. Curt and I … Continue reading

Days of spinning

Yesterday I worked from home because Curt and I had a function to attend last night and if I went into the office I wouldn’t have made it on time.

Because I was working from home I could attend my (old regular) noon spin class.

I do best when I take classes. I do even better when I like the teacher who also happens to be my friend and when I have other friends in the class. (There is a group of us Saturday spinner [sometimes we spin other days, too] who have become pretty good friends.)

It’s always great to get my workout finished before the end of the work day. I just have to make sure to get myself away from work to take the class.

Today I worked out on the espinner at the work gym. I did about an hour of hills. It was a good way to the end crazy work day. I felt rather accomplished today and I even had three meetings. And I got my workout in. And I ate rather healthy today, except for those three Rolos I ate. 🙂 Oh, and you can’t forget all the water I drank.

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