Living Maintenance - Taking the Pledge - No Halloween Candy!!!

10-24-2013, 09:35 AM
It's a little late - the stuff has been out for more than a month. Let this be the place where we can affirm that we'll avoid the sugar/chocolate/candy industrial complex's offerings! And also to NOT grab those heavily-discounted bags on Nov 1!

I vow not to eat ANY mass-produced candy. Period. If a lovingly handmade, exquisite chocolate truffle crosses my path ... maybe. But nothing out of a bag or wrapper.

10-24-2013, 09:39 AM
I am going to take this pledge with you...although I have been having a few miniature candy bars for the past couple of days! I have been losing steadily until this past week. Time to buckle down and say NO! to those temping tiny sweets!

10-24-2013, 04:40 PM
I am totally with you this year. And in case you need more motivation to avoid it:

So go ahead and eat that candy if you HATE ORANGUTANS and want them to go extinct. :smug:

(Yes, there are ape-friendly candies that are free of palm oil. But why not play it safe and avoid all that candy!)

10-24-2013, 04:43 PM
I vow to take the pledge. Usually by now I have devoured candy corn pumpkins by the truckload.

10-24-2013, 05:32 PM
I'm onboard.

I'm good so far, but the dark chocolates that DW bought calls to me from the pantry. I so don't need them - particularly by the bag.

10-24-2013, 05:49 PM
Me, too.

Didn't eat any last year, or the year before, or the year before that.

No need to start again now, even in this stressful new job.

10-25-2013, 06:17 AM
I'm not sure whether we'll be able to celebrate Halloween this year. My candy, if we can celebrate, will be bought on the day of. I plan to sit outside on the porch with it, in view of the neighbourhood, so that should be a deterrent.

And I'm giving DH 7 mini choc bars as leftovers and quietly ditching the rest.

Dagmar :badbat:

10-25-2013, 09:33 AM
I've had one Reese's pb pumpkin and about 5 candy corns in a fit of tiredness, PMS, and stress at the office a few days ago. I have had a talk with myself about how candy can't fix those things, and feel more in control around the office candy now.

I have found that whenever I take the "no candy" pledge, though, I rebel immediately. I do vow to not buy any Halloween candy, or bring any into my house (I have no kids and no trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood so this isn't a problem). And I will think about the orangutangs whenever I encounter the candy outside the house!

10-25-2013, 10:01 AM
May I join you here as I stick my toe in the Maintainers Area waters?? ICUwishing, you may remember from years past, junky holiday candy is my downfall!

I have had 2 candy corn harvests this season and vow not to harvest any more! Well, I may harvest some for my boys, but I vow not to eat another speck. I also follow the "don't buy candy to give out until the day of" rule, and strive to buy candy that I don't like.

10-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Heidi! Welcome back! :hug: Yep, I do remember that from the 40's thread. :) I still lose it around Cheezits and chips - oh, if only they were just a seasonal thing ... :dizzy: Come join us in the weekly chat!

10-25-2013, 07:06 PM
My boys just told me that they and DH will be in charge of the candy. They are afraid I will hand out raisins and quinoa bites! LOL

Thanks for the welcome ICU. I will head over to your chat :-)

10-25-2013, 08:31 PM
My boys just told me that they and DH will be in charge of the candy. They are afraid I will hand out raisins and quinoa bites! LOL
My adult kids are 35 and 31, long ago moved out on their own. They still are mortified that one year I gave out raisins, LOL.

10-25-2013, 10:15 PM
My downfall is not Halloween candy, it's the available-all-year-round delicious high-quality dark chocolate available at nicer grocery stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. I will take the pledge anyway, to make sure I don't rummage through my DSs bags, which will lie around for MONTHS, since I only allow them 2-3 pieces per day.

traveling michele
10-26-2013, 12:55 PM
I haven't had any in years but I better take the pledge just in case I feel tempted!

10-31-2013, 11:07 AM
Every year it gets easier, but this year I pledge not to have any :D ...

10-31-2013, 11:46 AM
Just to reaffirm that I'm not going to have ANY of the bag of dark chocolates DW bought for the Trick or Treaters.

10-31-2013, 09:40 PM
All but two pieces of the candy are gone. I've shut off all house lights and removed decorations so that we'll have no more visitors.

If I can continue to stand down those two for the rest of the evening, I'll be OK tomorrow.

10-31-2013, 10:06 PM
i never get trick or treaters so i never have to worry but i have to say i'm tempted to buy those caramel apple milky way mini bars!! Heard they are TO DIE FOR :D

11-01-2013, 08:58 AM
The worst temptation is those tiny single-bite-size candy bars strewn all over our admin's desk, with a sign that says "Take them!!!!". Halloween is a non-event at our house, but at work ... yikes.

No matter. I will re-route until they are gone.

11-01-2013, 09:26 AM
I did not have one mini-bar :D ... I did make it my cheat night though and we ordered pizza and I had wine :cheers: ... Wine is so much better than a candy hands down :yes: