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Despite all the candy...

Friday, November 01, 2013

I actually got on the scale a couple of days ago and discovered that I was down a couple of pounds from the last time I stepped on the scale a couple of weeks ago.

I guess I've created new eating habits that allow me to have crazy days occasionally. I know I've done a little much lately and will stop in another day or two. I was just surprised that I didn't gain any weight from the bunches of "fun size" candies that have been ingested.

The weird thing is that when I'm trying, it's hard to lose the weight lately, but when I don't pay attention to my eating, I'm not gaining and even losing a bit. I guess that if I just concentrate on making my body move, I'll lose it naturally.

I don't have candy and cookies around the house normally, so this will be back to normal in a few days after the candy is gone. I easily eat a salad for lunch and a light dinner and my regular breakfast every day. I'm not hungry anymore. I don't crave lots of food, I'm back to how I was eating when I was a young adult.

I guess I should just be glad that I'm not going to have issues with food for a long time again. I'm in a normal eating pattern for me and it's not a bad one. I'm a lot more active than I ever have been and I enjoy the outdoors.

If only I could stop obsessing about how my body is deflating. Gravity works and it's not pretty, but I refuse to be a photoshop beauty. I've never needed makeup and will get along with my body as it is, even if I end up looking like those old women that greeting cards make fun of. As long as the people that are close to me love me, that's all that counts.

Today's Holidays: National Cook for Your Pets Day, National Author's Day, National Family Literacy Day, National Men Make Dinner Day, and National Vinegar Day.
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  • KAREN608
    Time will march on and gravity too, so we may as well smile and be ourselves. I don't wear any make up either. I do have tan age spots from the sun on the sides of my face but I think of them as huge freckles. I know a lot of gals that insist on makeup before they do out but it is a personal choice isn't it? Not smoking, not drinking alcohol and drinking plenty of water seems to help most. Nothing wrong with aging, think of the grandmothers we loved, they didn't need artificial colors did they, on their face.
    1629 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Your last sentence says it all. You have a great outlook on life and are enjoying your journey. That's all that matters. emoticon
    1630 days ago
    You always have the best attitude. emoticon
    1630 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I know you will be once back to working toward your goal without the candy. It is amazing what hold a bag of even mini candy bars of M&Ms has over us. Myself, I think some of that need is, at least in my case, I could eat anything and never put more weight than necessary for growth. It is tough outgrowing those habits even after the weight starts piling on. It is a hard pill to swallow that things need to change, I am no longer the one who can eat whenever and whatever I want, I'm not that very active kid I once was---this growing old gets to be the pits, but much better than the alternative.
    1630 days ago
    I know about the Halloween candy, last year, we had about 40 kids, this year we had 18 counting some parents with bags, and I bought enough for at least 60, I did not want to run out, so, I will stay out of it, until, I can bag it up and take it somewhere, that I can not reach it. emoticon
    1630 days ago
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    1630 days ago
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