It’s that time of the season. Yup, by the time I’m done with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the in betweens I’ll have gained 10 lbs. Guaranteed. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. I love all the traditions, the family get togethers, the festivities, the decorations, the parties, the spirit of the holidays, and of course all the great food I’ll be eating. But I hate that by the end of it all, I can’t fit in my jeans; and I have to go on a major detox diet. And the fact that I permanently look three months pregnant doesn’t help. I admit it, I have a major sugar self control problem. MAJOR! If candy, ice cream, cookies, pies, muffins, cupcakes, caramels, chocolate, christmas-tree shaped rice krispie treats with red hots are in front of my face or anywhere in my house (even if I do hide it), I’ll keep eating it and eating it without stopping. Maybe this all stems back from growing up with 8 brothers and sisters. So, Halloween is here, and I have already opened up the bag of treats to give away and started munching. Niiiccee (thanks Holly for the slang). My friend told me that next time I should get treats that I don’t like (for instance gum or lollipops). Why didn’t I think of this before??? Great. I’m screwed. Oh, well.