Attack of the candy cravings!!!

25 Jun

Howdy folks!!

I will not lie to you.  I LOVE candy.  Everyone who knows me, or has worked with me, knows I have a drawer in my office that is FULL of candy.  Well, used to anyway (sorry guys.)

This was my biggest challenge.  How could I, Andrea – Queen of the Candy, Ms. MunchMouth, get through the day without: Jolly Ranchers, Twix, Licorice, Jelly Bellys, Starkist Fruit Gems, Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears…. well you get the point.  First, I had to cut it off cold turkey.  I gave it all away, put it out on my desk, or trashed it.

Next, I bought six packs of sugar-free gum (alright except for the juicy fruit).  I totally understand that six packs is excessive – but that’s how I roll.  (cannot believe I just said that).

My final step was finding a healthy substitute – and no, I am not talking carrot sticks.  I found, and fell in love with, ProMax Protein Bars.  Go ahead, roll your eyes – they are scrumptious.  With protein bars you have to be really careful that you aren’t over-doing it (with some, you might as well eat the Snickers).  Whenever I am dying for candy – I grab a nibble off of one of these, and my craving goes right out the window.  I suggest you try: Lemon, Nutty Butter Crisp, Cookie Dough, and German Chocolate Cake.  Also,  THEY SELL THEM AT WINCO!!!  (Imagine me, squealing with delight, breaking into the best happy dance you have EVER seen.)

If that doesn’t work… bust out the Juicy Fruit.

Until Next Time – Andrea

2 Responses to “Attack of the candy cravings!!!”

  1. Carrie June 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow…you hit the nail on the head! And yes, I know you… totally addicted to candy. But you beat the beast girl! Great job… you’ve inspired me. Have any tricks up your sleeve on the crunchy/salty stuff we all love??

  2. Dedra June 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I now know that miracles happen!! I would never have believed the “original candy princess” would be able to give that stuff up!! I am very proud of you. And, I agree with Carrie – you inspire me too!!

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