Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween & Hallelujahs

Another Halloween has come and gone.  Many parents seize this opportunity to devour endless amounts of free candy.  Having six children this year, one would think that meant I'd have an endless candy buffet.

But, alas, dear sojourner, I abstained.

Yes, you read that correctly.  I did not limit myself to five or ten pieces.  Instead, I stood fast in my commitment to get back on the healthy bandwagon, and I had not one piece of Halloween candy.  I'm not bragging.  I'm making a "hallelujah" statement!  As in "HALLELUJAH!  I don't have to start over.... again!"  NO regrets!  NO setbacks.  First. Time. Ever.

I doubt I would have been so successful, except I'd already started down the clean-eating trail and by the time Halloween rolled around, I had no desire for Halloween candy.  Seriously.    I enjoyed meeting new neighbors and visiting with neighbors I already knew.  I loved watching my kids run up and down the street with neighbor friends while I snuggled my six month old princess in our driveway.

And when I woke up on Saturday, I didn't have a tummy ache.  I didn't have a sugar hangover, or a mountain of regrets, fueled by a night of extreme gluttony.  When I woke up on Saturday, I felt rejuvenated, excited, energized, and ready to press onward.

And then I got on the scale.


I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but I'm down almost ten pounds.  Yes.  Ten.  My first numbers goal!!  So now suddenly, staying on this path doesn't seem so impossible any more.

Because of the way I am built, one might not be able to tell just by looking at me, but my scale isn't lying.  Those few weeks of hard work and wise choices are really starting to pay off.  If this continues, I'll reach my long term goals in no time!

Am I sharing this to brag?  No!  Not at all.  I just wanted to take a moment to say- hey friend!  I'm doing it!  I'm really doing it!  And you can, too!  So you ate your child's entire bucket of Halloween candy... so start over.  No excuses, remember?

I'm in this... with you.  Start again today, right now.  Don't wait until Monday, or even tomorrow.  Start now.
You can do this, and I'm here to walk with you, one step at a time.

Until next time,

The Fat Girl, Slim.

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