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Horse Chestnut
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My friend in L.A. just sent me a 2 pound box of See's candy. Plus my neighbor just handed me a Hefty bag full of home made chocolate chip walnut cookies and tin full of fudge.

for the past 2 hours it has been a freakin' chocolate orgy around here. This is almost (just almost) my least favorite thing about the holidays, since I have no self control when it comes to this stuff. If there are sweets in the house, I will eat them 'til I am sick. It doesn't help that my doctor just had to put me on blood pressure medicine due to weight gain.

I'd put this in "Rantidote", except it would seem rather churlish. People are just showing their love through offerings of food. I just wish I wouldn't try to eat all that love at once!

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mm...chocolate orgy...

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Ya know, I'm not that far from Ohio... I mean, I could drive there, I'm sure. If you need help with the next onslaught of chocolate, give me a call... I drive fast. [Big Grin]

My friend in Alaska sent me an "Alaska Box". Yeah, the candy is almost gone and we got the box yesterday.

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Algae
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Hey, I'm only about 3 hours from Columbus...I could make it there.

Mmm...chocolate

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Horse Chestnut
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Snopesters chocolate meet! [Big Grin]
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Do you need a FedEx # to ship some to me???

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You really need help here. I know, you could mail all of that nasty chocolate to me!! [Smile]

On a serious note, when I have a boatload of sweets in my house and I need to stop myself from eating them, I go brush my teeth. That'll do a decent job of detering me from eating, because I don't want to undo my teeth cleaning.

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ChildofMusic
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I'm usually fine around the holidays. Then again, this chocolate allergy is a fine deterrant. [Smile] Of course, when my loved ones start sending me sugar cookies and peanut brittle...That's when I'm in trouble.

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I could drive really fast and be there in about 3 hours. As a confessed Chocoholic I am always up for a Chocolate Orgy!

CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE!

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I know what you mean. I jsut discovered this week that the new girl at the salon (she started there during the couple of years I wasn't working) is a fantastic baker! She's constantly bringing in a new platter full of cookies and fudge and all kinds of creations. Plus all the clients bringing by the goodies. I keep filling up the platter sitting ont he coffee table in the reception area and we're still getting backed up in the kitchen!

Plus I'm giving gift baskets with muffins or cookies, so I'm baking away myself! And, of course, one must taste one's own creations to make sure no mistakes were made. And have a second one to make sure the first wasn't just a fluke. And a third to, um, uh, oh heck, I'm just having it because it's yummy! [lol]

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Em
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To give myself a break from all the chocolate, I just ate half a jar of peanut butter... with a spoon. I ate the other half yesterday.

That can't be healthy.

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happyholidaysfrog
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Yeah, tell me about it. I have been on a baking spree this week. I made a ton of pecan and walnut stickey buns and I've made cookies, chocolate chip pecan and gingerbread, and then today I made divinity, I made three kinds of rice crispie treats, I have two dozen turtles waiting for a chocolate bath tomorrow and two dozen caramels (not too soft, not too chewy) wrapped up and waiting to go in goodie boxes. I think I've been on an almost all sugar diet for a couple of days now.

I love the holidays but I'm ready for them to be over!

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LeaflessMapleTree
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quote:
Originally posted by Em:
To give myself a break from all the chocolate, I just ate half a jar of peanut butter... with a spoon. I ate the other half yesterday.

That can't be healthy.

Definitely not. I'd venture a guess that the peanuts were long dead. But you're right - it probably wasn't very healthful [Smile] sorry!

Maple"Grammar nerd"Leaf

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Em
Happy Holly Days


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Healthy:
adj., Conducive to good health


[Smile] Sorry!
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Moth Drone
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My workplace is where I actually get killed with the goodie overload. Yesterday, employees brought in two different types of pie, a super chocolate cake, candy cane-shaped cookies, two different boxes of chocolates and yogurt covered pretzels...and we only have about 20 employees and most everyone had already left for the holidays.

I came home and saw my husband cooking me a wonderful dinner. I was mostly able to push it around my plate. It was yummy but every bite I forced myself to take because I was waaaaay to full to be eating again.

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Today I'm going to make peanut butter balls.


Dipped in chocolate.


Double recipe.


[Big Grin]

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Here's what I do when I have things that are "not on my diet" lying around the house:

1) Put most of it away on a high shelf, behind other things, and leave out only a few pieces. That way I eat a reasonable amount instead of the whole thing.

2) When I am tempted to eat more than a proper portion, picture clearly how I'm going to feel if i get through the holiday time and lose weight and how I'll feel if I find I've gained weight during the holiday. That keeps me on track.

3) If all else fails, give the sweets away--to friends, family, or whomever (I've heard of people giving them to food banks, but I've never actually done so.) If it's not around, I'll stop thinking about it.

Heroic "lost 21 pounds over the past three months" Muse

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Heh. All this week I've been feeling ill. I assumed it was the flu that's been going around, until I paused during lunch to peruse the piece of cake and cookies I'd grabbed, and the cup of Campbell's Soup-in-hand that I've been having as my lunches for the past two or three weeks.

Calories in the average cup of soup: 100

Calories in the average cookie (I'm guessing here): 100

Average number of cookies I've been having with my lunch: (Do I have to admit the number?)

No wonder I've been feeling ill! [fish]

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tagurit
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Not chocolate, rosettes have been my binge item this year. Traditionally my friend and I get together and make rosettes and split them. Now usually I eat more than I should and end up with maybe just enough for my intended targets. I have to have them on xmas day or my sister and nieces would kill me. This year I had two jobs to take them to so I figured I better make more. Knowing I was going to make another full batch, I ate rosettes and ate them. Then I looked at the bottom of the brown paper shopping bag and saw a scant layer left. Omigod! I nearly ate a half recipe of rosettes all by myself!

Thank goodness xmas calories don't count!

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