Finish Strong Sunday-Halloween Edition

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?


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3 Responses to Finish Strong Sunday-Halloween Edition

  1. I do worry about gaining weight during the holidays too. I think what you are doing so far seems to be working out great – congrats on the 5%! I hope to be back at that again soon. How long have you been doing WW?

    We did not get trick-or-treaters so there was no temptation there. I heard once (I think from my mom) that you should eat something healthy (like a salad) before you go to a party so you do not binge once you are there.

    Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the great work!!

  2. Mandy says:

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! That’s awesome!

    Kudos to you for being good on Halloween! I was just lamenting our extra Halloween candy as I totally didn’t follow my one piece rule with Mark out of town tonight…maybe I need to join you in WW!!! 😀

  3. Congrats on your weight loss!!! You have worked so hard for it! Yay!!!

    I’m a chocoholic, so I have to be really careful what I keep around the house. During the holidays, I don’t eat whatever I bake. Maybe it’s that I see what actually goes into all the delicious goodies, but I just can’t eat it. Now, eating whatever anyone else has? Yeah, that’s a problem….love those goodies! For Halloween, I always buy candy I do NOT like…I’m not remotely tempted that way.

    I really like Weight Watchers as it teaches you healthy eating habits and cooking on your own versus buying prepackaged food. I think it’s a healthy weight loss program. LOVE my WW cookbooks…so many great recipes!

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