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04-18-2011, 07:38 AM
It's easter time and here in the UK that means Cadbury's limited editions. Creme eggs (still available in some places year round, but not as easy to get), mini-eggs, caramel eggs, dairy milk eggs, Eggheads... and then there are the Lindt eggs and all the limited edition cakes.

I want to fill the pantry with one of each but I know that is going to end badly. On the plus side, if I don't eat them now I can't have any. On the downside... if I don't eat them now I can't have any!!

04-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Cadbury easter eggs are 100% evil, there's no way around it. That and the Milka ones that you can get in Germany filled with chocolate cream that has a minature spoon. :drool:

Thankfully where I live now they don't have any of my favorites available!

04-18-2011, 08:24 AM
They may be limited edition but they appear every year so, why not tell yourself that if you really want one of whatever next year, then you'll buy it then?

04-18-2011, 08:29 AM
Oh I know your pain! I started dieting in mid February; 1 week before Girl Scout Cookies came out. :no: .. It was horrible! I still ate some, I just didn't cut through 4 boxes in 2 weeks like usual. I say EAT THE DAMN Cadbury. At least 1 or 2.. Moderation is the key, yes? :yes:

04-18-2011, 10:08 AM
I love those cadbury candy coated chocolate eggs. Everyday I want to buy a bag but I haven't done so YET! I think I ate 10 bags of them last year.

04-18-2011, 10:13 AM
I like the caramel cadbury eggs, and I have had one already this year, but I just work it into my calories. If I want it, I reward myself. And let me tell you, it was totally worth it

04-18-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm boycotting them altogether. If one has the opportunity to turn into 100 I'll wait till next year when I'm all skinny with a six pack and can afford to eat it :lol:

04-18-2011, 10:14 AM
I have a closet filled with easter candy for the kid's baskets. I don't like Cadbury, but Reese PB eggs are another story. I think I will have one on Easter.

04-18-2011, 10:27 AM
None for me this year! Maybe not ever again. But I'm not too torn up about it. I think having a healthy body is worth it.

04-18-2011, 10:32 AM
I don't deny myself things that I really like and that I'm really craving, because I know how I am -- if I deprive myself of them, I'll end up eating half a dozen when I could have done with one.

That said, the only Easter candy that I really LOVE are those Reese's peanut butter eggs. I've allowed myself a few since they came out, and I'll probably get a couple for Easter. I've worked it out (I'm on WW) and each one of those is 4 points. I either work it into my DP for that day, or use some of my WPs for it.

I've learned the hard way that total deprivation does not work for me. That's why I've *got* all this weight to lose. *L*

04-18-2011, 10:36 AM
I don't know if I should feel lucky or cursed we do not have any of those delicassies here :D

04-18-2011, 10:38 AM
Freeze them! I feel like what prompts me to start chomping everything I can get my grubby hands on is feeling like I only have one chance to eat something. It's why parties and buffets are my downfall... I feel like I have to try everything before it gets gobbled up.

It's why taking Tupperware with me to work to take home a small slice of cake or pizza if there's a party and FREEZING limited edition items works wonders for me. Knowing that I can always have it at some point, it's safely in my possession for no one to eat before I can taste it, helps a lot.

Carnal, I know. But it works.

04-18-2011, 10:43 AM
Another vote for Reese's PB eggs!!!! Those are my "limited edition" candy of choice, and they're available for a variety of holidays - eggs at Easter, trees at Christmas, pumpkins at Halloween . . . am I forgetting some?

I've had ONE this year. I made a ginormous production out of it - planned it into my calories, made a special stop at the store to buy it, put it in the freezer until it was nice and hard, then ate it after dinner. TOTALLY worth it. :)

I've had to stop myself about 265,210 times from buying more, or a whole bag. That would not end well. But I'm going to have one more on Easter, then say good-bye to them until the next holiday!

04-18-2011, 12:50 PM
Another vote for Reese's PB eggs!!!! Those are my "limited edition" candy of choice, and they're available for a variety of holidays - eggs at Easter, trees at Christmas, pumpkins at Halloween . . . am I forgetting some?

Yes....Valentine heart Reese! LOL For some reason though, I have never tried a PB tree, heart, or pumpkin. They only came around once a year back in the day. They aren't really limited edition anymore, but still it's the eggs that get me, childhood nostalgia.

I am with you guys on the freezing. I tried to totally avoid the Girl Scout cookies, but the thought of not having a GS cookie for two full years got to me, and I finally broke down and bought a box of thin mints, put them in the freezer six weeks ago, and have only eaten two servings since.

Okay. I am not coming back to this thread because it is triggering my want for Easter candy, and it is readily available about 15 feet from where I am sitting.

04-18-2011, 01:02 PM
I say if you really want it that bad, make yourself work for it. Buy one egg and put it in the closet and say "if i reach x days on plan i can have it" or "if i run x miles" or "if i do x pushups" --make it a challenge.

04-18-2011, 01:03 PM
I really really love the Cadbury eggs. Actually, two years ago when I was about 7 months pregnant, I sent my poor husband out in the middle of the night looking for them. I love them that much.

Anyway, I had one about a month ago. I might have one more. My overall lifestyle is much healthier, so I'm ok with indulging in the occasional treat. But there is NO WAY I could buy the bags of candy some of you mentioned... I can just buy and then eat a single egg.

04-18-2011, 01:14 PM
You chicks are much stronger than I am. I do not event think of buying any Easter candy because one is not enough. I go cold turkey - or is that cold bunny?

04-18-2011, 01:40 PM
I think that's where I'm really lucky - I don't crave that stuff. I bought my kid's candy for Easter a month ago and haven't even been tempted by it. If I ever feel I need something sweet or chocolaty, I get an atkins chocolate bar where it's only 2 net grams of sugar and lots of protein and fiber. It kills the sweet tooth and does no harm and adds what I need - protein and fiber.

04-18-2011, 01:46 PM
I say if you really want it that bad, make yourself work for it. Buy one egg and put it in the closet and say "if i reach x days on plan i can have it" or "if i run x miles" or "if i do x pushups" --make it a challenge.

i disagree with this... I don't think you should make food a reward. if you want it that bad, do it. but plan accordingly and don't go overboard.

04-18-2011, 02:04 PM
I love cadbury eggs and will not deny myself. I make myself earn it though, I have had 2 of them so far this year, both were on days that I did 2 hours of zumba. That's what works for me because I track my caloric deficit rather than my calories in. If I burn more then I can eat more. Usually my 'eat more' is healthier than a cadbury egg, but I occasionally allow some junk as long as it doesn't get to be too often. I will not buy it until the day I plan to eat it and I will only buy as much as I plan to eat that day. If I stock junk in the house then eating junk is too likely to become a daily habit again. I will also only have that kind of thing if I have room for the calories without sacrificing any of my normal healthy food to get it. It is not worth skipping a lean meat serving that day to get a cadbury egg (or whatever). I want the egg, I need the protein.

04-18-2011, 02:11 PM
I find that for me, personally, making any kind of food a reward for doing something simply does not work. If I really want something, I have it. I'm trying to make this lifestyle change something that I can live with, and I simply cannot deprive myself of the things I love for the rest of my life. There's no way I'd be able to do it. Kudos to anyone who *can* do that, but...it's definitely *not* for me.

04-18-2011, 02:39 PM
I live for Mini-Eggs at the moment ;) I think I'll have withdrawal after Easter. On the plus side, they sell the snack size multi-packs which are only 150 calories per bag and quite easy to work into the days calories if I want them.

04-18-2011, 02:41 PM
I love love love Creme Eggs. This time last year I would have stuck that 6pk for 2 from Asda straight in the trolley when I saw them. BUUUUTTTTTT!!!! This year I'm saying no no no!

I think once I've had one I want more so have decided to stay away from the chocolate. But have asked my boyf to buy me a small easter egg to take away on holiday with us. Because once its gone, theres no more. Maybe treat yourself to, or ask to be treated to, a small easter egg??

Sanna Maria
04-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Had one creme egg as I got given one, then mysteriously I had to have more... and one creme egg and 4 dairy milk caramel bars later I regretted that egg :o

AZ Sunrises
04-18-2011, 06:20 PM
I love the old school fruit and nut eggs that are almost impossible to find. I won't even let myself go near the Easter candy because I don't want the temptation of walking away from it.

:o If I bought it, I'd eat ALL of it within 24 hours, and it's not worth it.

04-18-2011, 06:26 PM
I bought a gigantic Reese's PB egg a couple of days ago. I had one serving (there are four in the one egg!!) and now it's sitting in the fridge calling my name... I feel the urge to "clean" all the junk out of my house so I can focus on my new lifestyle lol but I want to clean it with my mouth, so I'm going to have to go toss a bunch of good (bad) food in the trash and incur my bf's wrath (too bad, he's getting a belly too) :D then Pilates!

04-18-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm absolutely terrified. I've been given two easter eggs and I DO NOT trust myself to be able to eat them in moderation and make them last until they expire in September. I've shoved them into the back of my wardrobe for now but I'm nervously waiting for the chocolate craving to kick in.

One's a Thornton's egg that's nearly 600 calories for 100gs. Oh lord!

04-18-2011, 09:33 PM
You are apparently all stronger than I. I have to keep all candy (no matter how I love it) out of my house. I think of it as an alcoholic would think of a drink. I must stay away from it. I don't think of it as depriving myself either. I think of it as choosing this new life.

Tea Granny
04-18-2011, 11:16 PM
Terry's White Chocolate oranges - only available at Christmas, which for me is as very good thing! I only have 7 1/2 months until they are available again! :)

04-18-2011, 11:35 PM
I don't have a huge urge for easter candy...but good lord, put me in the room with some eggnog, and I'm in huge trouble. Dreyers makes this seasonal eggnog ice cream (and it's even their lower calorie style), but I didn't find out about it until the holiday passed - likely a good thing. Recently, I saw some cartons of it on super sale at the grocery store, and I swear, those cartons were calling, chanting, screaming my name. The pull was practically physical. I considered getting a carton, eating a serving or two, and forcing myself to throw the rest away - but in the end, I resisted. I actually became a bit indignant standing in the aisle, pissed that a food product had that much power over me...then pissed at myself for allowing it...then pissed in general for my brain being so screwed up over food...then looking around to see if anyone noticed the woman paralyzed in the aisle glaring at the ice cream :dizzy: