Sunday, November 4, 2012


Hello, my name is Wendy and I'm a chocoholic.

Seriously, I've eaten an obscene amount of Halloween candy in the past few days. Please tell me I'm not the only one! This time it was a bit of a planned diet break. I love Halloween and I love Halloween candy. I planned all along to give myself a little break for a few days around Halloween. It's one of those things where it's better just to get it out of my system and move on rather than make myself miserable trying to avoid it and beating myself up when I fail. I kind of take the same stance with the kids when it comes to Halloween candy. Pig out on it for three days, get it all out of your system and out of the house and then move on and get back to normal. After today I don't want to look at it anymore. I think I'll send Shawn to work with whatever is left.

Anyway, as a result of my extended candy party I'm sure my weight is up a bit. I haven't checked it in a few days. It's OK, I'll run it back off this week. The Halloween celebration was totally worth it. :) My new goal is to carefully stick to the diet and exercise every day from tomorrow until Thanksgiving, when I plan to give myself another diet break for a few days. I'm losing weight super slowly, but honestly, I'm OK with that at the moment. I usually gain a little over the holidays. If I can manage to get through November and December and lose even a few pounds it will still be way better than the five I normally gain this time of year!

Winter is hard for me. I tend to shut down a bit when the sun goes away. This year I've vowed to be patient with myself and just do my best to keep moving and keep up with the diet and not beat myself up if I'm not perfect at it. I'm just going to push through it and do my best and when the sun comes out in the spring I can get back on my bike again and start pushing it harder. Someone remind me I said that when January hits. I'm always super moody in January, lol. I swear I need to move to Florida. Winter is no good for me.

This afternoon Shawn and I watched the other two episodes of Nashville that we hadn't seen yet. I am officially in love with that show! There have been a few really good songs on it so for. There is a song from the show called I Will Fall that I really love. It's really pretty, it's been stuck in my head all day. Now that we're all caught up on the show I'm anxiously awaiting the next episode!

For now I'm going to enjoy one last hurrah with the Halloween candy and then I'm going to banish it from the house. It was fun for a few days. Back to reality tomorrow! :)


shelly said...

Me too! My tactic is to eat as healthy as I can when I'm not eating candy. I don't think it's working, but pms is an excuse too, right ;)?!

Your weight loss journey has been so inspiring to me. I need to lose about 30-40 lbs and your dedication is amazing! I do great with the exercise part-I love the gym, running, tennis, almost anything. But it's avoiding the treats and comfort food that is holding me back.

I'm becoming curious about weight watchers and wonder if that's the answer for me too.

Wendy said...

PMS is TOTALLY an excuse! There are a few days a month that I forgive myself for anything. :)

I did Weight Watchers for a while several years ago and it was successful for me, but only when I went to the meetings and weekly weigh-ins. I tried to do the online version later and it didn't work as well. I do better when I have to be accountable to someone besides myself.

This time around I'm just counting calories with MyFitnessPal and my blog is working great for my accountability. Every time I want to give up I think of all my blog readers who will know I failed and then I get myself back on track, lol. It's silly but it's working for me!

You can totally do it! If I can do it, anyone can. I'm a comfort food eater too, so I totally understand. The first few weeks are hard but once you get over the food cravings it gets way easier. You can do it!!

Beckest of the BECKS said...

See, Halloween was not too hard because I am not too big on sweets....My problem will be November and December. They are the hardest months for me because I always get depressed around my birthday and Christmas and I am a depression eater. I am down 32lbs since going paleo in August. So, I figure if I make it until January without gaining weight, I will be proud of myself, losing will obviously be way better but right now, my goal is not to gain any back. You are doing such an awesome job!

shelly said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement :). I've started with MyFitnessPal. My username is juggle2bfit. Let me know if you want to be 'friends' there. Maybe tracking it will help me understand what is going on with my body!