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November 1 is Torture!

Friday, November 02, 2012

I survived the first day after Halloween with 5 kids' worth of Halloween candy sitting around here! UGH!!!!! Guess how much Halloween candy I had yesterday. Yeah, that's right...ZERO!!!!! But, it is the hardest day of the year for this Sparkperson. Why do you think I'm up in the middle of the night thinking about Halloween candy?!

But I'm going to stay positive and stay AWAY from Dan's closet, where I found his personal secret stash yesterday. I've come too far and done too much, to let a bunch of chocolate stand between me and my goals.

Speaking of "staying positive", I am really proud of myself for all the temptations I overcame yesterday. First, I couldn't get my boy to take his medicine yesterday and had to promise him a piece of candy to get him to take it...and I didn't have any candy then. Then, I found Dan's stash in his closet and I didn't have any. Then, I won 2 pieces at school from one of my profs during a group discussion, and I GAVE THEM AWAY. Then, my daughter found a SECOND stash of Dan's in the kitchen while I was making dinner, and I walked away. And finally, as I worked on some trig homework last night, I could hear my kids at the table, sorting/trading/eating Halloween candy and I simply stayed out of the room. Jenn = Hercules. Yup, that's me!

BTW, my best winning strategy for Halloween candy since I've been on Sparkpeople has been to have Dan take it to work with him, and so for the first week or so after Halloween, it gets kept in the trunk of his car. It's nice when it is 6 miles away in the State Farm parking lot! Not so nice when your husband starts hiding stashes around the house; and incidentally, also very uncharacteristic for someone who doesn't really care much for chocolate.

Anyway, on to other things about my day. I had good, healthy meals and logged all my food, and I did a really good job. I made chicken enchiladas for dinner that turned out really good! I'm getting good at making my own enchilada sauce! Much lower sodium and calories, plus it's way cheaper to make your own and doesn't take a whole lot of time. I usually make beef enchiladas but chicken was what I had, and I also have some stray peppers and tomatoes from the garden that Dan started tearing out for the winter last weekend, and that made it extra good! My kids wouldn't eat the beans I put in it, but otherwise it was a hit, and I added a side of broccoli to dinner too. I tend to make corn when I have Mexican, because it's easier and my kids eat it, but I'm really working on adding green vegetables to our meals, so it worked out. BTW, I also added a bag of frozen spinach to our scalloped potatoes in the crockpot the other night, and that turned out to be a hit too! I'm excited that I'm figuring out ways to sneak the veggies in on myself and my kids too!

In the morning when I get up, I will have to decide between running and swimming. I wore The Boot yesterday and my foot feels better, and I will probably wear it again all day today, too, because I want it to STAY better, but nothing torches calories like running, so I might do it anyway just to burn calories! Then again, the pool won't be open at 5am tomorrow because it will be Saturday, so I might want to get my swimming while I can. My walking buddy is sick and canceled on me for this morning, so I need to figure out what I'll do.

I guess that's about all. I really should be asleep because I have another long day of school ahead of me tomorrow, and then I will have 3 papers to write this weekend for various classes, so yeah, being awake right now is not cool. I guess I'm just lonely and have no one to talk to. Oh well, back to bed. Have a good weekend!
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ON2VICTORY 11/3/2012 5:28PM

    i hate to leave a short comment but im in a big hurry right now.. read the blog, I get it... totally behind you. hang in there Jennifer.
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CMBELISLE 11/2/2012 3:20PM

    Congrats on staying away from the candy! Keep up the great work!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 11/2/2012 7:43AM

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