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It's August 30th... today at the grocery they had halloween candy out.

Doesn't everyone just HATE those little innocent looking, "fun size"" bags of calories and fat?!!??

Can't we restrict this holiday to October?? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE halloween... but it's so tempting with CHOCOLATE everywhere I turn...

Wed. Aug 30, 3:35pm

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YES! i saw halloween candy at the grocery store last week too. please refer to the "cellulite is sexy" thread for how to cope.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:37 PM

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Easter is even worse for me -- Zitners Butter Cream Eggs......omg, they are incredible and at every counter during the Easter holiday.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:38 PM

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I always try to pick up small toys, stickers, pencils, etc, for Halloween. That way, I don't have to be tempted!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:43 PM

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i think that the "holiday eating" from thanksgiving to new year's actually lasts much longer. it's halloween, then thanksgiving, then christmas, then new year's, then super bowl, then valentine's day and mardi gras, then girl scout cookies come out in march, then easter. then everyone tries to thin down for swimsuit season.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:44 PM

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3:43 - i think you were my neighbor as a child, and i skipped your house every year on halloween after figuring out your little trick.

now i just buy candy that i don't like and hand it out, then bring the leftovers to work.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:46 PM

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"fun size" candy? a childhood friend of mine said it should be called "where's the rest of my G**D*** candy bar" size.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:48 PM

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I agree with the 3:43 poster. I give stickers, removable tattoes, sugarless gum,etc. We have a big party every yerar in mid-October with a pinata for the kids, very little edible stuff. I fill it with stuff from the dollar store, spider rings, funny eyeglasses, squiggly straws, etc. They really don't seem to care about the candy. They love hitting the pinata.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:50 PM

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I never ever ever buy them until 7 pm halloween night. Make it easy for yourself and don't have it in the house.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:02 PM

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But it's still August :(

Can I please enjoy the last days of summer? Halloween isn't for another 2 solid months....

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:05 PM

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I agree, it's still august... and its not stopping the co-workers form having dishes full of thsi crap sitting around

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:18 PM

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try to envision it as just that-wrapped up crap. yum...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:20 PM

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Put on another pair of shorts over your work out shorts and realize how silly it looks, now realize that if you eat more then 1 of those "fun" size candy bars then you will permanetly look like you have 2 pairs of shorts on... don't know bout you but I don't look good as good as I want with 1 pair of shorts on much less 2!!! It works for me.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:27 PM

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my grandma gives out quarters. maybe keep some quarters in a drawer or someplace and each time you successfully pass-up the candy bowl reward yourself with one in your pocket. count 'em up at the end of the day to gauge your the end of the week, you may be able to afford an extra couple gallons of gas or something else you need.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:31 PM

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I buy the "crappy candy" to give out. I am picky about the kind of candy that I like, so I get suckers, gummies, etc., that I don't like and I am not tempted. Granted, I also buy a bag of heath minis and skittles "just in case" we have a bunch of trick-or-treaters and I need to hand them out, knowing full well that I'll eat the leftovers! No sabotaging myself this year, though - I'll only get the stuff I don't like.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 5:18 PM

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Buying the stuff I dont like has never worked for me. I end up eating it anyway. In weak moments of desparation I have even been known to eat an old bag of butterscotch baking chips. Not very agreeable with my tummy and I had a huge headache, but while you're shovin' em in you aren't thinking about consequences!
I'm planning on doing pencils or quarters or something inedible!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 8:26 PM

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I said the same thing to my hubby the other night about giving out something other then candy. He thought I was crazy and then said the kids in the neighborhood would end up not coming to my house.

And oh, halloween candy in stores already? I can top that, I was in World Market and they had Christmas candy set up already.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 9:26 PM

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to the above poster, I completely understand your moments of weakness!! I have been known to eat the most vile things (scoops of cocoa mix... semi-sweet baking chocolate) just to get some sugar!! My cravings can get pretty horrible.

My goal this year is to actually buy candy... but the "healthier" kind. Trying to steer clear of marshmallow, nugat and caramel and go more towards nuts and candied fruit and things...

we'll see.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 9:29 PM

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Your husband is right - if you hand out anything other than candy you will never see the cute little outfits again! Just wait until the last minute to buy the candy. And sorry, raisins are no good either.

Friday, September 01, 2006, 5:59 AM

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