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I just have to say this....WHY MUST THERE BE candy EVERYWHER?! hahaha I'm telling you, its everywhere I look...and taunting me. I have done sooo well staying away from sweets and sugar (60lbs since 5/20!) but I just don't know if I can hold strong till halloween. hahaha one of my clients brougt me a "goody bag" yesterday...more like an "everything in here is naughty bag". oh goodness. I need to go put on my blinders.....

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Im with you then having to give it away at halloween damn. I am going to buy the crappy candy that i hate

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re "naughty bag" (love that name): Just say thank you and then throw it away when they've left or are not looking or re-gift it to someone w/o a weight problem.

We're lucky in that we live out where no one trick or treats. Buying stuff you don't like is a good idea. Could you stash it somewhere you wouldn't have easy access to it till the big night? My dh brought home tortilla chips today.. I yelled at him to put them out of my sight .. mad that he bought them in the first place!!

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My wife LOVES candy korn. We have done extenstive research to try to find a sugar free version. Hahahahahahah! there is 4 types of suger in the stuff! Sugar, corn Syrup, confectioner’s sugar and honey glycerin.

We will not be home this year for halloween so no candy will enter our house!

Melissannde, try to cut dh some slack. Just coz we can't eat stuff don't mean others can't. I do understanad the temptation factor!

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Melissannde, try to cut dh some slack. Just coz we can't eat stuff don't mean others can't. I do understanad the temptation factor!

Would you say cut some slack to a person who brought in alcohol when there was a recovering alcoholic in the house??

I'm not saying they can't eat it, there's plenty of places other than the house they can have it.... just don't bring it home.

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Im with you then having to give it away at halloween damn. I am going to buy the crappy candy that i hate

I'm doing that same thing. There will be NO chocolate in my house! Especially no Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. :laugh:

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I didn't do it on purpose but I am going away for Halloween this year and am SO happy! Not only do I not have to bring candy- but my son won't be bringing all that candy home either.

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I am going to stock my candy dish with those Peanut Butter candies that are usually wrapped in orange or black waxed paper - I couldn't stand getting those in my halloween bucket as a kid!! LOL

I cannot come within a mile of a reese's Peanut Butter cup though!

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I needed a warning before dinner sunday: my MIL had a huge bowl of reese cups on the founter when we went there for sunday dinner.....i am not kidding I found myself staring at the dish the whole entire day! agh! like I said in my first post IT IS EVERYWHERE!!!!!

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Wait a minute...candy corn isn't made or corn?? LOL. Darn i thought I was going to get my serving of veggies for the day!! I am soooo weak for candy corn. My wife won't buy it because I'll eat the whole bag. I'm buying licorice for the trick or treaters. Eww. lol.

But my kids usually have a contest to see who can bring home the most candy. And of course you have to "inspect" the candy before they can eat it. You wouldn't want anything to be hidden in the candy would you? lol.

OK OK!! I'll be good. As long as there are no candy corns and kit kats I'll be just fine. lol.

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The kids (I've got 4 of them) candy will amazingly disappear around Tuesday never to be seen or heard from again. They don't need all of that junk food any way. I will end up sending it to school with my mom (a teacher) and to my dad's work. I would send it with Hubby, but he would end up eating it. He doesn't need it either.

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Would you say cut some slack to a person who brought in alcohol when there was a recovering alcoholic in the house??.
Yes. I would. The recovering alcoholic's sobriety is his/her own responsibility.

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Yes. I would. The recovering alcoholic's sobriety is his/her own responsibility.

While I agree that it is ultimately the alcoholic's responsibility to remain sober, it's helpful when you have a supportive spouse. It seems unrealistic, if not cruel, to expect an addict to stay strong early on in their sobriety when their spouse is routinely pouring a scotch night cap.

I don't believe it's unreasonable to expect some support from those who live in the same house as you, especially in the early stages of this wl journey when we are still trying to break old habits and create new healthier ones.

ETA; Thankfully we live in a rural area where there aren't any kids trick or treating. I love candy corn and I'm just glad I don't have to test my resolve this early on. =)

Edited by MellieW

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My sister (who has always been thin, 5'6", 124 lbs) brought over a bunch of miniature halloween candy on Sat for the "kids" (they are 20 and 21). All the good stuff: reeses PB cups, almond joy, heath bars, bubble gum, snickers ... Initially I thought, "oh nooooo you didn't!" But, amazingly -- and I don't know whether to credit my band, or healthier eating or what -- but I ate 2, count'em 2 pieces of candy last night and that was it! I don't even know who that person was that could just eat 2 miniature candies and be done!!! I could have brought some to work with me this morning .. .I didn't ... I just ate a piece of fruit!!! OMG! I don't even know who I have become ... BUT I SURE DO LIKE HER! I will not pretend that I don't still enjoy chocolate candy. I don't use "willpower" and deprive myself. But, with the help of the band I am able to eat 2 miniature candies and be satisfied. For me, that is amazing.

I am almost 16 months out and I am thankful every day (even on the bad days) that I have my band. I have been slow to get into the groove of healthier eating and consistent exercise, but I never gave up. And I continue to lose weight. Take heart newbies that are being challenged by halloween candy, in a year you may feel very differently about candy -- especially when you get to choose between a chocolate bar or a size 6 or 9 or 12 dress! LOL

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I am with you all! I can't bring it into the house. I found some of those plastic spider rings that come 50 to a bag and that is what I plan on giving out. My 12y/o said we are gonna get egg'd! So I will buy some candy that I hate the day before to add to it. It is not just the candy - it is the parties with cupcakes and goodies that are for everyone. I LOVE LOVe LOVE cupcakes. I will have one........but I will prepare for it.:smile2:

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