Heading into Holiday Hell

I survived Halloween.  I honestly believe this is the first Halloween in 40+ years I did not eat a single piece of Halloween candy.  It wasn’t too bad.  I just resisted.  Considering I mentally prepared I wouldn’t eat any (and not even cheat), I just didn’t.  My son still has a ton of candy left over which I simply choose to ignore.

Halloween is a big one.  I’m not one to binge on sweets, so Halloween is that rare holiday when I do eat candy ordinarily.  I’m proud of my accomplishment.

I’ve noticed I have been slipping here and there though.  Rationalizing some food choices that are not strictly SBD.  I haven’t gone overboard, but this is the first sign of trouble.  My weight has settled in at plateau (far from my goal).  I’m going to have to do one of two (or both) things to move beyond my current malaise.

  1. Go back to Phase 1, reacquaint myself with vegetables and refocus on my goal.
  2. Take exercise seriously.

I’m really concerned about Thanksgiving (oh, it’s just one day, eh?) and Christmas (I’ll start again January 1).  The next two months will be critical.  In the meantime, I’m still down 23 pounds.

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