All of my hard work and dedication to being healthy is paying off. I lost 4.6 lbs. this week and hit my 5% goal! I’ve lost a total of 14.8 lbs.
I can’t tell you how encouraging this is to me after struggling for so long trying to find a “diet” that I could stick to and not make myself crazy trying to remember what to eat, what not to eat, when to eat it and how much I could eat. For me, Weight Watchers is simple: eat what you like, count the points and stay in your points range. The exercise part has been a no-brainer for me, too. I run. I love to run.
In fact, today I
wanted needed to run. I’m an emotional eater and today I felt that familiar feeling coming on. I knew I had a choice: eat or run. I chose to run and am so glad that I did. Instead of eating a ton of junk food and feeling lousy after the binge, I was able to work out my frustration and get in a good workout, too. I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever chose to exercise over eating before and it felt pretty darn good!
Tomorrow is Halloween…did you know that?!! I just bought my candy and it will not be opened until Trick or Treat starts tomorrow night. I will also not be bringing any home with me. That last kid is going to feel really lucky tomorrow night when the leftover candy gets dumped into his/her goody bag!
I haven’t decided if I will have any goodies tomorrow night. I know myself well. One piece leads to two, three…you see the pattern. I am the lucky one who is bringing the veggies, so I plan on nibbling on those during the evening. Yes, I know I shouldn’t deny myself anything. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the fare. I just know that tomorrow starts the holiday rush with parties, sweet treats, baking, etc. I don’t want to gain the 5-10 lbs that the average person gains during the next couple of months. I’d love to lose that much! Ha! I can dream, right? Even to maintain during this time would be a success.
How do you handle the Halloween treats? Do you worry about your weight and the holidays? Any good tips to keep me on the straight and narrow?