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In way over my head

First, this post is NOT related to the doughnut post whatsoever (I haven’t had any) 😀 But, I am going to admit that the year without any treats is not going to work.

I was fine about two weeks, but then I found myself cheating and hiding stuff. I didn’t like it at all. The amounts didn’t increase or anything, but it was my pride that wouldn’t let me be open about it; I had announced that I was going to do this, so I didn’t think I had a choice. I’d rather be honest with myself and my family, and enjoy a “legal” treat every now and then than having to sneak around over a cookie or two.

So, the candy-free year is back to being just that; a CANDY-free year.

Ice cream rules.

A candy-free year

I’m now going public with the announcement that I have taken up a task from my “Before I die” list; give up candy for a year. Woo…

Today is the first day of that project, and so far (been out of bed for about 90 minutes) I’m doing just fine 😉 Chocolate will be the most difficult to leave behind. And ice cream. And chocolate ice cream. *sigh*

To add to my forthcoming pain, I’ve decided to expand this to a little more than just candy.

So without further ado, here’s a total list of what is banned and what is not.

Banned completely:

  • candy
  • chocolate
  • ice cream
  • potato chips
  • sodas

Allowed on special occasions* (those would be family birthdays, anniversaries, mother and fathers’ day etc.):

  • a slice of cake/pie/whatever is up for grabs


  • home-made pop corn
  • xylitol chewing gum
  • sugar-free sodas

So, wish me luck (I know I’ll need it…)!! 🙂

*special occasions occur in my family about ten times in a year