Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Don’t get me wrong. I love Halloween.
But I walked into my office today and everyone brought in candy and cupcakes and all this junk food. Here I am eating my low-sugar oatmeal while everyone else is stuffing junk in their faces, and I’m SO JEALOUS.
On the plus side, as of today, I’ve lost 14.4 pounds since September 23!
How do you maintain your diet through the holidays?
Post # 3
Good for you!!! I actually brought candy into work because I’m going to a party afterwards, and I’ve already eaten two mini Hershey bars. It doesn’t help that it’s (tmi alert) that time of month and all I want to do is sit in a corner and shove junkfood in my mouth. 😛
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Wow – that’s a great accomplishment so far Sloth!
So far, I haven’t had any temptations but of course, I haven’t gone anywhere “halloweeny” yet. Every year my mom send a halloween gift usually of little chocolates but this year she gave us a basket of gourds so I wouldn’t have the stuff around and get derailed. cute. and now we have a basket of gourds 😉
Post # 5
Great job on the weightloss. Yeah, my coworkers like ordering pizza and eating vending machine food. That stuff just kills my abdomen, so I’m jealous they can eat it w/o pain.
Post # 6
With thanksgiving quickly approaching, I have decided to double up on my exercise routine and cut down on snacks
Post # 7
I’ve completely lost against having a low-calorie day today 🙁 We also had pizza and candy and other treats. Once I had my first bite of chocolate, I was done for.
@sloth: Sloth, I can’t remember if you’ve written a post on losing weight yet (I’ll have to go back and check) but I’m really impressed with 14.4lbs in a month. So encouraging! Please share how you’re doing it (if you haven’t already).
Post # 8
For me, it’s important to allow myself something. I had the hardest time with office goodies (it’s boring in the office, but wait! There’s a donut! Score!) so I would buy a stash of something that I could have instead that was still a treat, but lower in calories. When people came buy with pumpkin bread etc., I could have that. The Sees Lollypops work really well because they’re delicious and they take a while to eat.
My other tactic is bargaining. So when people come around with my favorite treats–cupcakes and/or cake and/or reese peanut butter cups–I bargain with myself: “You can have that now, OR you can go out and get a REAL cupcake after work.” Half the time, I DO go and get the treat, but the other half, I either forget about it or realize that I don’t really want it. At least it’s more of a conscious choice that way.
Post # 9
Oh and PS–if you buy Halloween candy for the kids, either buy candy you hate or take two pieces out for yourself and then dump the entire bowl into one lucky kid’s sack before you go to bed.
Post # 10
Wow, what self control! I went out and bought candy corn. Not the best for you, but better then a lot of other things, and I always leave enough points to have a portion for the day.