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i can not stop eating these little snack sized candy bars in my office. it's like i have no control at all. i'm going to move the box to another space in the office. that's the first step. for some reason, though, i've been unable to stop eating junk this week. help!

Thu. Dec 7, 4:54pm

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Thank god I'm not alone. Mine sits on my receptionists desk, and I can't avoid going past there. I've had at least 6 today.

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 5:16 PM

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Who "owns" those bars??? Self-management (getting rid of bars) is much easier than self-control!

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 6:08 PM

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It is Christmas. try sticking a piec of gum in your mouth1

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 8:12 PM

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I hear you - I don't 'own' any candy, but the candy dish for the entire dept is right outside my cube - it's been there since the dawn of time and if it came to the candy dish goes or I do - they'd keep the candy dish. Oh, and it better stay right where it is.... *sigh* People have been filling it non-stop for the past week....

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 9:52 PM

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I have one rule- I only eat what I bring.
I like to control what I eat, and that is the only way I can do it. Does it take some self control,-maybe, but I make sure I bring things I want to eat, a wonderful sandwich, some ripe fruit, and some sort of veggies, I am good all afternoon.

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 11:49 PM

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I keep a hot drink on my desk. Herbal fruity teas are soothing and comforting, they keep my mouth occupied, and they lessen the desire to pop candy. Good luck to all of us! Dieting is not for sissies!

Friday, December 08, 2006, 10:39 AM

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Thanks, all. I did move the candy out of my office. They were all packaged up to use as centerpieces at an event I have coming up in a couple of weeks. I had to move them to another space and hide them away.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 3:59 PM

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I swear by tea. I try to always have a mug around when I get the munchies. I even found a chocolate/hazelnut flavor by Stash which is great for when you feel like eating something sweet.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 5:40 PM

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I can't "just have one". Once I have one, I want more & more, so I don't even kid myself into thinking that "one won't hurt" bc when it turns into 10, it does. It's harder for me to stop once I've started than to not have any at all. Is anyone else like that?

Friday, December 08, 2006, 6:51 PM

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Every time you walk by that bowl and see the food, it is a cue for you to eat. If you can move the bowl so it's out of sight, that would be excellent. If you can't move the candy, can you take a different route around the office so that you don't walk past the bowl, or at least limit the number of times you pass by it?

Also, recognize that everyone has several impulse moments each day when you're tempted to overeat or eat junk foods. You're having an impulse moment every time you pass by or think about that bowl of candy. The impulse moment only lasts a couple of minutes at most, so if you can make it past the bowl without taking any and get involved doing something else, the impulse will pass.

Lastly, try to find something you can do that's incompatible with eating the candy. If you must walk past the candy bowl, can you make sure that you've got your hands full so that you can't just grab a bar on the way by?

Saturday, December 09, 2006, 3:38 AM

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