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Eating Clean for Halloween -7 days down!

By on October 7, 2012

I can honestly say that I haven’t eaten any candy, Halloween or otherwise, since I made my post/declaration. It’s just what I need to do. More power to anyone who can do it in moderation. I aspire to that.

I was really tempted one day as I drove past a Rite Aid. I just knew there were bags and bags and bags in there and I might have stopped if not for the fact that I made such a big deal out of it here on my blog. So, thanks blog and blog readers!! Special thanks to those who also comment.

And since we have had NOTHING in the house… I’ve been safe. I have my Cocoa Crack in the freezer and if I think I can’t go another moment without chocolate… I’ll eat that. Once again, it’s chocolate-y enough to satisfy that craving, but not good enough to eat much of. Perfect.

I’ve refined my recipe a bit more. The instructions and original, smaller batch are here. I’m making bigger batches now. It seems to taste better and lasts longer. One must not run out when one is a depraved chocoholic. 1/2 cup coconut oil (I use Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil), 1 cup Cocoa powder, 8 packets Stevia (I used Pyure brand), 1/3 cup slivered Almonds (this can be as much or little as you like. It doesn’t affect the alchemy.)

My week one was pretty easy because I didn’t limit anything else in my diet. This next week I’m going all in with Clean Eating and even (gulp) dieting. I’ve been so “diet” resistant lately. I’ve used every excuse in the book, just between me and myself. I’m tired so I need to eat comfort food, I’m sick…comfort, I’m stressed about moving…big comfort, it’s a day that ends in “y”… and the list goes on.

But the result is only that I feel lousy and can’t wear my comfortable clothes comfortably. So… for week two of October 2012, I’m kicking my own butt and getting this party started. I’m hoping that the extra boost of conviction I get from putting it out on my blog will get me over the hump of the first few days.

I’ll report how it goes. I’m looking forward to getting some exercise going again. I’m convinced I don’t need to be this creaky and tired.

I said I had ideas to make this fun, but I can’t think of a-one. It’s only really fun to start feeling better, until then it’s a bummer. But what a reward!

I want it.

I do have a giveaway in mind. I’ll tell you next week. (Exciting, right?!)

 

 

Comments

  1. Munchberry
    October 7, 2012

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    Way to resist the call of drug store candy!

    That crack cannot live in my house. Neither can another version called matzo crack. I thought it could, but it cannot.

    • treepeters
      October 7, 2012

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      What’s “matzo crack?”
      and thanks for the props.
      Insane what I pat myself on the back for these days!

  2. jan
    October 7, 2012

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    Wow, a whole week! Good for you!

    • treepeters
      October 8, 2012

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      thank you! It feels a bit silly to celebrate something so small, but it does help.

  3. Renae
    October 7, 2012

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    I just read the most brilliant idea on another blog. She’s decided to do 10 jumping jacks for every “like” se receives, and 10 crunches for every comment. I’m considering taking up the practice myself. (Slightly modified, because I hate jumping jacks.) Just in case you think you might adopt a similar habit, this IS a comment :D

    You’re doing great. Keep up the incredible will-power.

  4. treepeters
    October 8, 2012

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    Thank you!! And just for that I’ll do an extra 5 minutes on my elliptical machine this morning.
    I hate jumping jacks too. Too much of me moves up and down at different speeds.
    I’d love to know what blog that was… I’ll give her some crunches as well.

  5. Ellen
    October 8, 2012

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    You are going to do GREAT at this!! Excited about your giveaway :)

  6. Hinata
    October 9, 2012

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    You can also do sit ups or push-ups when watching tv – this is what I do. During the commercials, I hit the floor and move. I try to see how many I can get done before the commercials are over. Considering there are a good 10-20 minutes of commercials in an hour long show, you can easily sneak in a good 20-40 minutes of exercise throughout a couple of programs without even thinking about it! :D

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