Lunch · Walk

Oh Candy Dish…

As some of you know, I have two offices in Boston. One of my offices supplies an endless amount of candy:

I am not sure when the candy actually started appearing, but through the years, I have consumed way too much of it.

I am usually in this office twice a week, and I would say that on a lot of the days I am working here I have four or five pieces of “mini” candy.  That is at least a normal sized candy bar a week.  In my book (this is only for ME, not an overall rule of course) that amount of candy consumption is just not acceptable.

Last summer when I was going through some stressful personal times, I stopped eating the candy. I lost several pounds (mostly due to stress, but some of it I am sure was due to the extra couple of hundred calories I was saving myself by not eating candy). Sometime during the winter of 2009-2010 I started eating the candy again. These days I certainly do not need to lose 10 pounds, but one or two would not hurt. So, I’m axing the candy off of my list of daily eats.

I will just say this – I only sort of miss the candy. But I feel so much better not eating the processed food and extra sugar. Yesterday I had one piece. Today I have not had any. 🙂

I am trying not to go to the market this week, because I will have a pretty big grocery shopping list this weekend (more to be revealed on this later – I promise). So, I am trying to eat what I have at home. Today’s breakfast was a Kashi granola bar. Lunch was an Amy’s burrito:

The burrito was sooo good. After eating it, I went for a twenty minute walk in this glorious, sunny, perfect, fall weather. (Autumn is my favorite season, hands down – I love it so much!) When I got back to my office, I was still rather hungry so I enjoyed a low fat Stoneyfield strawberry yogurt.

I am still a bit hungry, because I forgot to throw in my daily pear and / or apple. Grr. But there will be NO CANDY to make up for my lack of fruit. That is for sure.

I hope you are having a great Hump Day. I only have one more work day this week, and then I am off for four days. See you in a bit!


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