• Top Tips for Not Eating Easter Candy

    This week, my daughter and I are visiting family and friends in Milwaukee and we’re staying with my mom. My mom is awesome…she’s been participating in my online accountability groups for months and having great success. She’s lost over 20 lbs! And what floors me, is that she is doing it with THIS in the house:


    Clearly, since I’ve now found it, it won’t be here for long. But she has a WHOLE DRAWER dedicated to candy!! I would die. She has some serious willpower that didn’t get passed on to me. I was left home alone for all of 10 minutes and already have demolished 6 of these bad boys. How she lives alone and has this whole drawer of candy and doesn’t touch it is beyond me.

    Top Tip: The ONLY way I am able to steer clear of this stuff is to NOT have it in the house, period. The ONLY candy I have is a Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bar that I keep in the freezer (don’t see it! out of sight, out of mind?). I like it, but it’s not my favorite, so that helps. My daughter LOVES that candy bar…so when she is jonesing for a sweet treat, we each seriously take one square. I’m not even lying. ONE square. Not the whole candy bar. I’m trying to teach her that it’s ok to have sweets, just in moderation, and there is no need to eat an entire bag of Reese’s peanut butter cup miniatures. It’s not good for you, it’s not healthy, and it will make your stomach hurt. So glad she’s out with grandma right now. LOL!

    The other thing that typically helps me with my sweet cravings is my vegan chocolate Shakeology that I normally drink on a daily basis. I didn’t bring it with me on this trip because I took single serve packets, and only had Greenberry and Vanilla flavors on hand. Guess I learned my lesson…I NEED my chocolate fix to survive!