So, as a life-long “dieter”, Halloween, with it’s myriad offerings of sweets and goodies, is definitely a “no-no holiday”. You can’t turn a single corner without seeing candy everywhere. It just jumps out at you, begging you to eat it!
This year was no different from other years. Well, wait, there was a difference. Since we now live in a house again, we decided to buy candy to hand out to the neighborhood kids. There were plenty of kids who came through, working on their collective sugar highs. It’s amazing we didn’t hear insulin levels just climbing high, but that’s a topic for a different day.
With two kids in the house, and one who doesn’t like chocolate, it’s hard to resist that siren call of candy. I think I did fairly well. I took a lot of it to work and handed it out at work. Of course, other people had the same ideas, so Tootsie Rolls ™ any sort of chocolate (without nuts) and “Smarties” ™ that were being shared were fair game. They had a siren call that was nearly irresistible. I caved in and took some, snacked down multiple times at work (until I thought for sure my teeth would rot out!) and then told myself that I would NOT eat more candy! We won’t talk about the fact that I had a hamburger on Friday that was absolutely wicked! Had fries too, but again, won’t talk about that.
Sundays are my usual weigh in days. I didn’t document my weight last week because I’d gained and I was irritated and not pleased. Today, however, I got a pleasant surprise! I was below 230 for the first time in a very long time. That made my day. I of course, had to post it and got a lot of positive comments that give me encouragement.
I could sit and make excuses for myself, but I won’t. Ultimately, I know that the reason I’m as big as I am is because I don’t take control of myself and my life. I’m working on that now.
In the few weeks since I re-joined Weight Watchers (September 29th to November 7th), I’ve managed to pull off a 12.2 pound loss and I. AM. PLEASED.