So. Yesterday was Halloween. For those of you who know me, know that Halloween is my favorite holiday in the whole world. I would happily skip my birthday for another Halloween. Hell, I would skip Christmas in favor of Halloween.
Something about the costumes, candy, Trick or Treating, the spooky feelings…really gets me in my “Happy Mode”
But, it’s over. Welcome, November 1st.
Happy White Rabbits Day!
With November come my second favorite holiday. Thanksgiving!
I’m a self proclaimed Chubby lady who loves food.
That couldn’t be more obvious if I tried.
Although, this is also one of my least favorite times of the year. It’s when everyone brings food to everything.
And it’s not the light summer food. It’s the hearty-bake-sugar-fatty-carboload food.
And there are numerous opportunities for that.
Work functions. Family functions. It’s cold so I want to eat chili (always and forever) functions.
This time of year makes me really nervous. Because I know my self control is nowhere near where it needs to be. This is usually the time of year where I do the most of my yo-yoing. If I had made a graph of my weight loss in the past years, you’d see a definite upwards trend this time of year.
I always start off this time of year with a clear mind. Knowing that I need to be careful and watch what I’m doing. It’s always a test of restraint.
There’s something about snowfall from November to April (welcome to Michigan!) that makes hearty meals, pajamas, and bad food choices come to light. Which of course always means, that on April fools day 2018, I’ll be wondering if my scale is being a jerk and teasing me with a +6 gain.
But I have a plan, like I always do this time of year. The tricky part is actually just making sure I follow the plan. Even when I’m staring down pies, cakes, and the best winter mac and cheese you’ve ever seen in your life.
But until then, here’s a weigh in for you all.
Last weigh-in: 205.7
This weigh-in: 205.3
Total lost from highest: 65.9
There we go. I’m still a little ways from WONDERLAND! (Do people even say that anymore?)