Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Self Talk

There is really no reason to buy your Halloween candy early. Stores will still have candy for you on October 31st. You know it, I know it. There is no real justification for the early purchase other than the fact that you are going to keep it hidden from your kids and in times of stress hide yourself with it. You are not fooling anyone. The chocolate stains on you blouse will give you away. Stay away from the Hershey bars, we know who you are buying it for - whether you are conscious of it or not. It is a known fact that chocolate is for moms, gross sour cheap candy is for the kids.

And if you are carrot, my sister and wittnessed my disgraseful begging for and scarfing of chocolate kisses this past weekend, well just keep quiet. It was just "that time" I swear I am turning over a new leaf.


trixie said...

I had my husband put our chocolate in his office at church. It motivates me to get there early......and stay late :)

If more people knew about the candy jar in his office I'm sure more people would think of reasons to repent.

Tara said...

You make me's SO true that the the kids only want the "gross sour" stuff. Remember my Twix story, the time I was subbing in your daughter's primary class? That's a classic.

How could they possible prefer Jolly Ranchers over a caramel cookie crunch!?

mindyluwho said...

Note to self...only wear brown shirts on the week before and after Halloween

lefty said...

I bought mine early and put them in the trunk and am not going to take them out until the 'trunk or treat'...that is my plan and i haven't touched them for three days. that's very good for me. and yeah, there are peanut butter cups out there. Stop! I need to stop thinking about them.

So i haven't told my husband (partner in crime) about the loot in the trunk so I think that is my key to success.

I appreciate your posts. Only I have a lot further to go than you...but the same struggles.

Yvonne said...

Too late--already bought--already ate ; (

Camille said...

I thought of you this year as I bought a giant bag of tootsie rolls to hand out on Halloween night. It totally worked. I was never tempted to even open the bag. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

I'm so glad you're still posting!

Are you proud of me that I didn't eat one, not ONE of the Halloween candy that was around?

I chewed gum when I took the kids to James' work, where most of the people hand out chocolate. I could politely decline when they offered me some because I had gum.

We ended up with a whole grocery sack FULL from that and the church activity. I made myself some treats with ground cashews, raisins, and carob. I put a little cocoa in but I like it better with carob. They're high calorie, but a little satisifies and they're a whole lot better for you!

I actually threw out what was left of the candy yesterday, except those orange and black things that I bought for the church activity and forgot to bring. They're getting put up and doled out to the kids now and then. I can resist those, no problem.

I haven't lost much weight yet, but I am becoming healthier, which is half the battle.

Millie said...

Thinking of all of you today :)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

This is why I bought nasty sour rope thingies. No temptation. But then my husband had to go out and buy a bag of mini twix. That was a bad thing.

(I love the name of your blog)

Anonymous said...

new post, please. we miss you.

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Trying to Stay Calm! said...

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Aubrey said...

Hey! I jsut rediscovered you are back online. I'm so glad. I love your posts. I am tackling the last 10 (or so) pounds of baby weight that I finally want OFF!! So I love your insights. I tend to forget to diet with prayer like you do. You are inspirational.

Now that we are fully into the most caloric season of the year, it's sometimes an uphill battle to be good. So many yummy htings to choose from. I liked your airplane analogy. I need to keep that in mind!

(If you want another boost you can come over to a new blog a few of us are following: You are welcome to join in the gaol making fun!)

The Littles said...

you're amazing!! - I've always thought so and just thought you should know. Thanks for being you!

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog quietly. I have read your archives gained strength and now find myself needing more. Can you update us on your recent progress. I know what it's like to see the weight creep back on and I am hoping that you are one of the successful to stop the creeping.
If not...that's okay too.
Maybe we could be here to help and encourage.
anyway thanks for the perspective.