I fight with Halloween Candy

Posted: October 15, 2011 in fit tips

9 hours.  That’s how long I’ve had Halloween candy in my home.  
4 pieces. That’s how many I’ve eaten in that time. 1 mini Snickers, 3 Milky Way Midnight bites. 

78 times.  That’s the estimated number of times I’ve walked past the location where I’ve “hidden” said candy.

Does anyone else have a battle with their Halloween candy going on?
Although we’ve lived in our home for 2+ years, we’ve never actually been here on Halloween.  Our street is relatively quiet so I didn’t know how much candy to buy. Thus far I have 4 bags of fun sized Mars candies that I got with a great coupon deal from CVS.
22oz fun size Mars bag – usually $5 on sale for $2.50 each.  $3 in CVS ECB when you buy $10 of Mars candies + $3.50 in ECB from my summer CVS spending.  All 4 bags for $4!

Now I just have to fight the temptation to nibble on those sugary delights.  

How do you avoid sweet temptations?

Last night Kyle and I visited the Ocoee Farmer’s Market for the first time.

Guess the weight- win a prize!
It was small, only 6 booths, but full of small town charm.  There were 2 stands of produce, a honey stand, baked goods, Florida grown organic, antibiotic free meats, BBQ, a hot sauce stand, and some crafts.

We were on our way to dinner so we didn’t buy much, but Kyle did get some special honey.  Honey before a workout or a long run is something I’ve heard recommended in the past.  However most commercial honey is a little honey and a lot of high fructose corn syrup. 
Kyle spoke with the “honey man” about this and what honey he would recommend post-workout.  All the honey from the Winter Park Honey is raw, virgin honey.  They obtain different flavors and benefits of the honey by having the bees that make that particular honey pollenate only one type of plant.  There was avocado honey, key lime honey, blackberry honey, and many more.  Some of the honeys had medicinal properties.  Kyle bought a Galberry honey.  According to said “honey man”, the Galberry honey creates a more complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index that boosts your workout energy.  

According to Men’s HealthResearchers gave people about 3 tablespoons of honey just before their workouts, and found it was just as good a source of energy as commercially available gels and sports drinks. You’d have to slug about a liter of a sports drink to get the same effect you get with 3 spoons of honey.

After the market we had dinner at Mimi’s Cafe and wandered around some stores looking at home decor.  We just got new dressers and I want to jazz up my bedroom.  We left with a Christmas centerpiece and a few holiday gifts for others.

It was a very nice Friday night.  I had a killer leg workout Friday afternoon that I plan to share soon.

Love and chocoholics anonymous, 
Carissa & Kyle

  1. We just bought Halloween candy today – I had my husband hide it in the house. Haha.

  2. Alexis says:

    This is why no Halloween candy in my house until that day before. I dont like chocolate but any of them with PB or caramel I can not resist.

  3. Jean says:

    Many Olympians have discovered that honey really helps with recovery after an extensive workout. Here's a great sports drink for before, during and after a workout: Mix 1 tablespoon of Winter Park Honey with a half gallon of water. Shake the water jug vigorously to mix the honey. Enjoy! I prefer Winter Park Honey's raspberry or blackberry honey, but the galberry will work also. http://winterparkhoney.gostorego.com/gourmet-honey/blackberry-honey-16oz.html http://winterparkhoney.gostorego.com/gourmet-honey/raspberry-honey-16oz.html

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