Walk, and leave the candy alone!

by Cathy
(U. S. A.)

Pumpkins Galore

Pumpkins Galore

Take a leisurely walk and enjoy colorful pumpkins, but keep your mitts off the bags of candy that you've purchased for trick-or-treaters. I've already polished off one bag so I know from experience how fast the candy can disappear BEFORE Halloween. Hey, I don't drink, smoke, or do any funny stuff so a candy bar won't hurt once in a while. Now....if only I would NOT devour a whole bag!

Comments for Walk, and leave the candy alone!

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 18, 2007
So seasonal
by: Darlene Barriere

Thank you so much for that timely message, Cathy. Yes, a walk is so much better for you than wolfing down a whole bag of candies, especially BEFORE Halloween rolls around.

Another tip I'll offer my visitors, although it's not nearly as healthy as yours: Don't buy the candy so early in the month of October. And when you do buy the candy, put it completely out of sight, somewhere obscure, where you won't see it every day—not the pantry!

Follow this easy Trick or Treat philosophy: The Trick is to have one only every so often, then when you do, savour every morsel, every crumb when you do Treat yourself.

Oh, and Cathy, great photograph! There are some oddly-shaped pumpkins in that patch; but then, I've always been partial to the pumpkins that don't conform.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to The Lighter Side.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.

Most Recent

  1. Feel Extreme Guilt

    Apr 25, 17 08:19 AM

    I had been repressing the guilt of playing sexual games and forcing my cousin brother to tongue kissing with me. I am 24 now but keep remembering the same

    Read More

  2. Not To Blame

    Apr 18, 17 11:04 AM

    I was in my 10th standard and like every girl, I was very conscious of the weight problem. I used to go to my Music tuitions in the evening, and once I

    Read More

  3. Bad Dreams Surfacing

    Apr 13, 17 10:32 AM

    I am having a dream about my abusive stepfather where he wants my brother and me to change his soiled diaper. He started abusing me at the age of three

    Read More

Take the quiz

Fill out my online form.
HTML Forms powered by Wufoo.
E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life