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Those Hershey's Kisses

Thursday, February 18, 2010

For the past month I’ve been struggling with Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds. While on a weekend vacation, I bought a small bag of them at a gas station to snack on while in my hotel room. No biggie.

But when I came back home, I bought an entire bag of them at CVS. I was there to grab something else on my way to work and saw them out of the corner of my eye. I also saw a sale sign – 2 for $6. I walked past them, then turned around and walked back. I thought, what the hell, I’ve been good lately. And I have been. Other than those Kisses.

Once I got to work, I put the bag in the desk drawer directly to the right of me. Occasionally I opened it and grabbed a new one. I ate the bag over the course of 3 work days, although I realized that 9 of them equals 5 Weight Watchers points. The next Monday I ended up buying another bag at CVS. I went there just for the Kisses. I was having a terrible craving. Once again, I ate those over the course of 3 days.

Then I was at Kroger (grocery store) for a few groceries and saw them again, also on sale 2 for $6. I walked past and picked up my groceries. But when I walked by again towards the check-out, I hurried over and searched for a bag of them. I was hoping I wouldn’t find the ones with almonds because I won’t eat the other ones. But they had them. This time I bought 2 bags. I shoved them in my pantry when I got home. The next day, I threw some in my lunch bag for work. That was fine. It wasn’t too many and I didn’t eat them all that day.

But then I would go home and eat a few at night. I finished those two bags over the course of two weeks. They were absolutely delicious. But I was acting like a kid – hiding the candy and eating it while no one was looking. Most of the people in my office know I’m trying to lose weight /get healthy. I didn’t want them to see the Kisses. I was embarrassed, but I had to have them. I was also paranoid that people were hearing my desk drawer being opened all the time for me to grab another Kiss.

I’m hoping I won’t buy anymore. Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m hoping there won’t be any big Kisses displays to catch my attention and hopefully they won’t keep as many of the “with almonds” in stock.

I was eating pretty well other than the Kisses (and the brownies my aunt made). My calories, carbs, etc. that I was tracking on Spark would have been great if it wasn’t for all the Kisses. My meals were mostly low calorie, but I was adding in around 400 calories in snacks because of the Kisses.

Do any of you have any secret Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds in your drawer (or other snacks)? I couldn’t get myself to stop snacking on them, and it was partially because of boredom. How do you get past that obsessive craving for the snack /eating it because you’re bored?
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    I know better than to bring kisses with almonds or peanut M&M's into my house because I WILL get the entire bag! Those things are pure evil!!!!! You could always wear a rubber band around your wrist and snap yourself every time you reach for a bag at the store (I've heard that's supposed to work, I dunno, never tried it, but figured I'd pass it on) emoticon
    4177 days ago
    If you leave them at work put them somewhere where its not that close to you. If you have a locker where you hang your coat, your if you have shelves at you desk, store them there, and when you get in to work just pull out like 2 or 3 of them to have for that one day. Maybe that would help.

    Suprisingly I havent gone through that in a while. I am an ultimate sweet tooth person so any cake stuf I drool over, but as long as it is away from me, not anywhere near where I can reach, I can resist the urge lol.
    4178 days ago
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