Thursday, November 01, 2007

CELEBRATING THE SMALL VICTORIES...One Holiday At A Time!


At our Weight Watcher meetings we talk about having a "game plan" for the days when you know you will be tempted to go off the program...and possible get off course in ways that don't help you get where you want to go long term. So they suggest, when you know a special occasion is coming up, to make a plan that works for your long term goals.

Special occassions like birthday parties, dinners out, and holidays need to be planned for. You can do these in moderation and save the points to do them. Or you can decide to take a different approach! Each of us does what works best for us! The goal is to make a plan and sick to it!!!

Yesterday was Halloween, and it was a test of my dedication to the goals I am pursuing!

Let me say...that I love chocolate!! I have always loved chocolate and I will always love chocolate. So Halloween, and having oodles of candy around, has always been a challenge. In the past, I have pretty much eaten whatever was at our house.

While I wanted to be hospitable this year to trick-or-treaters, and I wanted to have fun sharing Halloween with my students and fellow teachers, I knew I had to have different goals this year. Moderation and chocolate, at least at this point in the program, do not go hand-in-hand!

My goal was to not eat even one piece of Halloween candy..not one Halloween cupcake...not one Halloween anything this year! My plan was to have a frozen Weight Watcher Fudgesickle (1 point) and call it a day!

I knew that if I kept this goal I would wake up on November 1st and feel like a million bucks!!

Yesterday I had candy for my students, gave candy to my colleagues, said "NO, THANK YOU" to cupcakes, donuts, and cookies. I put out the Halloween treats and DID NOT EAT ONE PIECE OF HALLOWEEN CANDY...or anything else for that matter!

I woke up this morning and I feel like a million bucks!

While this may not seem like a big deal to some of you who read this, this is a HUGE victory for me! I weigh in at Weight Watchers this afternoon. No matter what the scale says, this week is a major drum roll for me!

Nancy Regan once said, "Just say no!" She was talking about saying no to drugs! Yesterday I just said no to Halloween temptations!

God Bless! Love and Hugs to all who read this! Love Linda

6 comments:

The Farrell Family said...

Sounds like you stuck to your plan. Great job. I'm glad that you are feeling proud of yourself! We're proud of your efforts to live a healthy lifestyle. We love you!

jessithompson said...

WOW- very impressive! Way to go...regardless of what your plan or goal was, you stuck to it!

LORIE said...

Good job Linda. . . love those small but monumental accomplishments.

I also would like you to know that I have enjoyed our blogging relationship. Your wisdom has touched my life for the better. Thank you for sharing.

L.

Tiffany said...

Way to go Linda! That is a huge feat indeed! Way to set a goal for yourself and stick to it!

Kim Ellis said...

Nice work Linda! Way to set a plan and stick to it! Chocolate is definitely a trigger for me and I have to be especially careful in planning! Mike and I have found a solution for Halloween that works for our lives - we treat ourselves to a movie and have no candy at our house. There are enough houses in the neighborhood that give out candy that I don't feel the pressure - besides Halloween has never been big on my list of things to participate in.

Anonymous said...

I know how much you love the holidays! They are so fun aren't they?! I find it really hard to resist chocolate but I've found that if you just say no like you did you just kind of forget about it and move on! I love you all tons!


Love,
Kayla

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