Am I the only one who thought October flew by even faster than the months preceding? I had a lot going on: travel, social events, unexpected life stressors, more travel. In the blink of an eye I’ll be lamenting that it is already the end of the year! Or maybe, given that the holiday season is so often the “eating season,” I’ll be glad to start the new year. Time will tell.
My eating matched the weather this month: up and down and often unpredictable. I need to work on consistency. I’m very consistent in my INconsistency:) My biggest “healthy living” success this month was probably, IMO, the week leading up to a cocktail party. Not one single pre-cheat, even the day of the event. My biggest struggle was, ironically, the week following that same event. I won’t bore you with the gory details, but my eating was not good both in quality and quantity. So, ups and downs with my eating, as you would expect, translated to ups and downs on the scale.
This time last year I was sliding ever faster down the slippery slope of weight regain. I refuse to go there again. I have many challenges coming up: dinner out with friends, a slew of holiday celebrations, time spent with my boys which translates to food in the house that is not now in the house and cookie baking. But, I also have much to look forward to, including most of the list I just mentioned. And I have a fabulous trip coming up in December that I’ll share more about as it gets closer. But let me just say that it provides great motivation for NOT gaining weight between now and then.
Honestly, I haven’t really given much thought to how I’ll handle the whole long season of holiday eating. Kind of unlike me, considering I seem rather food obsessed and am a self-proclaimed over-planner. I actually feel a sense of calm, in this moment, and have no idea where that is coming from. But I’ll take it! And try my darndest to hang on to it.
For now, I’m just focused on getting through tonight. Not worried, mind you. Just… focused. There’s no candy in my house. We expect no trick-or-treaters to ring the bell. So the one big obstacle I face is my neighborhood party. Last year I went and ate nothing. That’s the plan again this year. I know, I know, some of you are screaming at me, “moderation!” But sometimes it’s easier to just say no. Or, if I can think of an excuse, just not go. I like my neighbors, but I’m not much for small talk around the buffet table with a plethora of dogs darting between our legs, scrounging for droppings. Call me Scrooge. Or, call me the word that goes with the broomstick on the top of this post:)
I’ll leave you today with a little Halloween humor. Keeping in the spirit, bad pun intended.
What did one witch say to the other when she asked for a lift? “There’s always broom for one more.”
Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? “No, they eat the fingers separately.”
Why do demons and ghouls hang out together? “Because demons are a ghouls best friend.”