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I want Candy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I want candy….
I want candy….
I want candy…
I want candy…

As the songs goes, I want candy! Yes, I am having my first real craving in two full weeks since I started this and it’s for candy…Storck Reisen’s to be exact. One of the girls that I work with thought she’d bring in a little treat for everyone. How sweet!! (Literally, and in her defense, she has no idea that I am trying to lose weight.)

I am usually pretty good about warding off temptations, but for whatever reason, today, those gooey little chocolate things are calling my name. I can just taste it! I brought an apple for my snack and I thought that when I ate it, its juicy sweetness might calm the crave, but it hasn’t. I was trying to immerse myself in my work, thinking that if I really concentrated on something else, it might go away, but it didn’t. So I am writing about it instead, to at least get it out of my head. emoticon

I am thinking about drinking another bottle of water to see if that doesn’t drown the imaginary taste in my mouth? If that doesn’t work, maybe I’ll take a little jaunt round the building to expel some energy? But…Under no circumstances will I give in! I am not one of those people who can have just a little taste. Worst case scenario, I’ll just tough it out until it goes away.

What do you do to calm your crave?

** I love including pictures, but didn't think attaching a picture of chocolate candy would be a very nice thing to do today.
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  • SHARON10002
    I would buy the best 72% chocolate bar I could find, and eat an ounce. No not eat, put it in my mouth, and let it slowly melt over my tongue, and breathe deeply thorough my nose now and then to capture and savor its flavor nuances. This is how they instructed us at the Scharffenberger Chocolate Factory to eat our chocolate, and this is now how I do it.
    I used to simply bite off a chunk and chew it. This is truly eating mindfully and with pleasure, and totally satisfies me.
    Give it a try! emoticon

    2274 days ago
  • SLLYONS51
    When I am really focused I don't have too many cravings. If they get bad I try a different activity or go for a walk.
    2274 days ago
  • TRYINGSOMETHING
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    Don't give in!
    2274 days ago
  • no profile photo CAROL494
    Having a small amount of dark chocolate is actually good for us!
    2274 days ago
  • CIODLO
    I am a sweets lover too and have the hardest time resisting if it's right there in front of me. Love that you're staying strong and determined to resist the urge! Here's a little sneaky way I occasionally get in my sweet fix. I mix this up, keep it in the fridge, then indulge in just one or two spoonfuls when I need my chocolate fix:

    http://recipes.sparkpeople.
    com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=11
    88056

    Quite tasty! :)
    2274 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13350111
    Busting a craving is hard...sniff a vanilla candle...I read that the scent of vanilla can shut of the sweet tooth craving...but water and walking should help too.

    But sweetie, if you do give in, please forgive yourself. It sounds like you will fight this and win so I am just putting that self-forgiveness thing out there.

    And as for me and my cravings...I substitute and use self trickery...like the vanilla sniffing or I put lipstick on...I hate to eat with lipstick on.

    Thanks for posting...reminds us to stay vigilant!
    2274 days ago
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