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3 Boxes of Candy

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This is the story of 3 boxes of candy.

Each was purchased at the same time for 3 different people. A Mom, a Dad and their 4 year old son. After eating a very satisfying dinner the son anxiously reminded his parents of the prior purchased candy. He eagerly opened his Whoppers.

Mom thought about it for a few seconds and then tour open her box of Raisinets. Dad, on the other hand, immediately said, "I’ll save my Sour Patch Kids for later."

Flash forward about 20 minutes.

The Dad’s candy still sits on the table unopened. The son abandoned his box after eating a handful saving the rest for later. Now go ahead, guess where Moms is.

Figured it out yet?

Yup, you’re right. Gone.

All of it.

Morale of the story?

Naturally skinny Dad refuses candy if full. Child naturally listens to his body. And Mom? Well she can easily down an entire box of chocolate covered raisins after having a more then satisfying dinner even though she wasn’t hungry.



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Discussion

There are 51 comments so far.

    Stefanie

    September 4, 2009

    Been there, done that! I feel your pain, Roni!

    Andrea

    September 4, 2009

    but the box of raisinets says they have “fruit antioxiddants” so it wasn’t a total loss. lol

    WannaBeSkinny

    September 4, 2009

    Oh the number of times I have eaten just to taste it and mid bite I’m telling myself I should stop as I take another bite.

    shandy (aka @webgals)

    September 4, 2009

    Oh how this sounds familiar. I wish I knew the “cure”. If I allow myself a treat….I eat the heck out of it, whether I’m hungry or not. I’m not sure why I can’t flip that switch between hunger and just plain wanting to devour tasty food.

    KUrunner

    September 4, 2009

    Raisinets count as fruit, right?

    Lynette S

    September 4, 2009

    Bah! That’s a club I belong to!

    Mandi

    September 4, 2009

    You are in good company, Roni! I can down a movie size box of candy in a minute! There is no “moderation” when it comes to some things!
    It’s ok…tomorrow is a new day! :)

    I got such a good laugh out of your story. My family is the exact same way. Thanks for sharing!

    Diana

    September 4, 2009

    I’m so sad that I’ll never recover. But, thanks for sharing…knowing you’re not alone (you know you’re not!) is always a comfort.
    I agree with the above though…as treats they are not bad ones.

    erika

    September 5, 2009

    This post makes me sad because you sound down on yourself… unless I’m reading it wrong. It’s one box of not-that-bad-for-you candy. It’s ok. Your next meal, you will try again. As will we all… celebrate the good, let go of the mistakes… and realize this is a LITTLE TINY mistake.

    Diana ~ everyone can recover. it’s a process. one i’m in the middle of as well… there are always set-backs, but nothing is hopeless. take care.

    Julie

    September 5, 2009

    Yes, but sour patch kids are a very specific taste one could easily refuse if full, whoppers are gross (sorry) and raisinettes are tasty bits of fruity chocolatey goodness! You had the hardest time of it! (J/K I totally get the point of the tale. Would have done the same).

    theskinnyplate

    September 5, 2009

    We all have our weaknesses. I can relate. T_T

    Tiger

    September 5, 2009

    haha that’s the funniest thing I’ve probably ever read (because it’s so TRUE and RELATABLE!)

    Janice

    September 5, 2009

    I’m right there with you!

    Fitness Fabulous

    September 5, 2009

    Nice..those candies look great! Don’t have them here though…

    Trish @IamSucceeding

    September 5, 2009

    YES!!

    I so understand this…but not the why. I understand becasue you also described ME. What I do not understand is the WHY behind it…so frustrting. I kow their is something mental behind it, I ahve been trying to figure THAT out for sometime now.

    moonduster (Becky)

    September 5, 2009

    ROFLMAO!!! I think we must have been separated at birth! :)

    Dorene

    September 5, 2009

    My very skinny sister, when she left my house after a visit, left behind a Godiva chocolate bar for me. This was three weeks ago and I haven’t touched it, not because I don’t want it (I think about it several times a day everyday) but because I know if I open it it’s gone. I’ve done the math 6 points total…3 for half…but I know the minute that wrapper is off it will be gone, one piece at a time.

    Anne Marie@ Her New Weigh

    September 5, 2009

    I can defintely relate to this story. My husband is the same way. He can leave snacks/ice cream/whatever hanging around and wait until he’s hungry. Not me at all! If I know something like chocolate is lurking around the house, my brain keeps reminiding me every five seconds until I eat some. It’s insane!!

    petunia

    September 5, 2009

    In Weight Watchers we call people like your Husband and Son “Civilians” .
    Us food people are on a different level!!!
    xo

    roni

    September 5, 2009

    Erika – I’m not down on myself. I just thought it was a funny observation. Actually the husband and I were laughing as I was writing it.

    roni

    September 5, 2009

    Julie – I agree! Chocolate covered raisinettes are tasty bits of fruity chocolatey goodness! :~D

    Tammy

    September 5, 2009

    The way I see it…ou simply chose the better candy!

    Tammy

    September 5, 2009

    PS. After the Rainettes…I would have finished off the Whoppers and started on the Sour Patch! ;)

    roni

    September 5, 2009

    Tammy – I agree (better candy thing) AND I so thought about it. Actually the part i left out of the story was the 3 whoppers I stole before I realized they were worth it! lol

    Rachel

    September 5, 2009

    Oh well :) Learning to listen to our bodies is definitely a process. I’m the same way – but at least we know ourselves and can control what we usually keep in the house – at least that’s the only way I can stay on track :)

    Aime

    September 5, 2009

    In my house, my husband wouldn’t even have bought a box of candy since he doesn’t like it (any of it!). My son might have eaten a few the sour patch kids if they weren’t sour and tasted more like fruit snacks. I could have easily devoured the Raisinettes and Whoppers! I do envy people who know how to stop when they are full or simply don’t want something.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    September 5, 2009

    That’s a funny but not so funny story. Why is it that we do that to ourselves?

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    September 5, 2009

    I’ve been in that story before!! Don’t beat yourself up, Roni! Moving is stressful and sometimes we attempt to quiet our stress with food. Let it go. You really are doing AMAZING handling it all!

    Kath

    September 5, 2009

    Loved this post Roni :)

    Michele

    September 5, 2009

    I can so relate to this! If I have any chocolate in the house it calls my name. It doesn’t matter if I’m hungry or not, I’ll eat it!

    sarahbb

    September 5, 2009

    Story of my life.

    justrun

    September 5, 2009

    Oh, I hear ya.

    Rebecca

    September 5, 2009

    That could have been my story. I love that we can see it. But I hate that we still fight it.

    Erin

    September 5, 2009

    I wish all the time I was programmed differently. I’m sorry for both of us. But you’ve got the bull by the horns, and I’m halfway there. So, I’m also proud of us too! I hope you enjoyed the crap out of those raisinets!

    Shawnda

    September 5, 2009

    I use to jokingly say as a child that my stomach was broken up into two compartments – one for regular food, one for dessert. Now as a 30 something I have to question that it might possibly be true:( Hard to say no to chocolate!!!

    Katie

    September 5, 2009

    I think you told the story of my family. I’m you and everyone else is either the husband or the child! I can eat (A LOT) even if I’m not remotely hungry. I love food – how it feels, how it tastes, making it… I could go on and on we’ve had a love affair for a long time. My family on the other hand are all thin without much effort in comparison to my hours in the gym. You have to wonder sometimes don’t you – WHY ME??!! :) Hope the house moving is going well! Can’t wait to see pictures!

    Jac

    September 5, 2009

    Did you sneak into my house tonight to be inspired for your entry? Really, that’s EXACTLY what goes on with us… I have the best of intentions, I really do.

    Although, at our house it’s chips for my husband and daughter. (I don’t care for salty, so I would have gone straight for the candy.)

    Kelsey

    September 5, 2009

    Hey Roni! I’m delurking because this post reminds me so much of my brothers. Amazing isn’t it? If I were them I’d constantly be taking advantage of my metabolism and eat my way to blissdom. Sometimes being a woman is tough!

    Jennifer

    September 6, 2009

    I would have eaten everyone’s boxes of candy! I wish I could
    figure it out-I had a cookie dough episode this weekend which is bummin me out. I think I have it under control and then….totally lack of control!

    sabrina

    September 6, 2009

    why do you know me so well?????? I still can’t believe that I can out my husband

    sabrina

    September 6, 2009

    eat*****

    Katie D.

    September 6, 2009

    Roni, this is so great! It sounds *JUST* like what would happen at my house with hubby and son. Ah well…at least it’s good to know that someone can relate! ;-)

    pam

    September 7, 2009

    Just think…..there is probably a university that is spending millions on a study that you summed up in three boxes of candy. Funny funny funny

    alisa

    September 7, 2009

    Hey, we’ve all been there. I can’t control myself around this stuff so I just dont keep it in the house. Why buy something you know is bad for you and have it in the house tempting you, then hate yourself for eating it?

    roni

    September 7, 2009

    a.) I wanted it. b.) I don’t hate myself.

    Just a funny observation I knew others would relate to. :)

    Agnes

    September 8, 2009

    After years of battling with my weigh it still boggles my mind the difference between the way thin people and overweight people behave towards food. It feels like an uphill battle! They do things naturally and we have to reprogram ourselves and then monitor that for the rest of our lives! Yikes!

    Niki F

    September 13, 2009

    This is a great post, Roni! Totally relate! Still learning to switch my thinking to “skinny hubs” and “know when to stop kid”. Might take years, but that is my goal! :)

    Sarah

    October 30, 2009

    Lolz I would’ve eaten all 3 boxes of candy–none for them!

    Chocolate Covered Pretzels

    February 26, 2010

    I am with Sarah and would have eaten all 3 boxes myself. The only way for me to avoid candy is to not buy it.

    what is kush

    July 10, 2011

    Can I just say what a reduction to search out someone who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know the right way to convey a difficulty to mild and make it important. More people must learn this and understand this side of the story. I cant imagine youre not more standard because you positively have the gift.