Thursday, April 17, 2014
Usually going into a weekend such as this (Halloween included) I get really nervous because I know what my sweet tooth is like when I have all this chocolate around. Wait, it's not the sweet tooth. It's the lack of will power.
What I recognized now is that I don't want to eat ALL that much chocolate, it is just all part of the way the holiday has grown. It's all industrial, buy this, buy that and then guess who's eating it all??? Yea, usually me. I mean come on, who wants 4 kids all hyped up on sugar and chocolate!?
So, this year, I spoke with the Easter bunny and we agreed that he wouldn't go overboard on the chocolate. Instead, there will be a smaller than usual 'NICE' Lindt chocolate, a reese 'carrot' and he will hide a few mini chocolate eggs to find. Along with the chocolate, he will give a small toy and a new piece of clothing.
I will not become that mom that says, 'OMG! I can't let my kids eat all that chocolate but I also can't throw it away!'
I also will not be that mom, that woman, that person whom, if she has a few pieces (I know the kids will share) beats herself down as low as possible feeling guilty and the desire to be punished for her bad choices.
There will always be a holiday, a birthday, a celebration of some kind. I will enjoy a piece of cake, a morsel of chocolate, or have a drink or two. I am allowed.
I will NOT feel guilty.
I will also NOT go overboard!
There is plenty of things that go on in the calendar year, there is no need to feel like I will never get a sweet treat or have another drink ever.
So this weekend, I plan to have a few chocolates. I plan to have some wine with friends/family. I will make time for myself to work out and you know what? I'm gonna find a balance.
So here's what I have to say to Easter weekend, May long weekend, Halloween, Christmas and all the birthdays and sporadic celebrations throughout the year...