Hallowe'en Candy? No Problem!!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Or so I thought.
That's "cheap 'n nasty" chocolate (that's what I tell myself): mini boxes of Smarties, Kitkat, Aero, Coffee Crisp.
We bought a box of 90. Sampled two Coffee Crisp on Sunday with a pot of coffee -- and then I checked the calories count. Eighty calories per bar. Did I mention we each ate two? Sooooo not worth it. Not Lindt 85% cocoa. Not an anti-oxidant in sight. Minimal chocolatiness. Bleech.
Then on Monday night -- Hallowe'en itself, of course --my DH very kindly volunteered to hand 'em out at the door. . . actually \the first time I can remember him doing that. Ever.
So I wasn't tempted. Until I got home from work tonight. Ravenous. Saw the basket still pretty much full on the dining room table.
And. Ate. Two. More. Coffee. Crisp.
Yikes! This will not get my out of middle four territory.
So I asked DH to hide the remains. And not to tell me where he's put them. "Rearrange your environment" says Judith S. Beck . . . which works for me. Almost all of the time.
But it's important not to get overly self-confident. Because that's just an invitation to hubris. I am not impervious to Hallowe'en candy. Clearly I am not.
And: I am very glad I didn't buy the small bags of potato chips. Never ever met a potato chip I didn't love. Coulda chomped my way through all of 'em, every bag, without coming up for air.