Woo, Friday was a tough day, food-wise for me. It started first thing in the morning at work, because everyone decided to put their treats out right away. I stayed strong the first part of the day, eating my normal breakfast and determinedly trying to focus on work and ignore the siren calls of the junk. But by lunchtime, it was all over.
To preface this, you should know that about 5 months ago, I completely changed my diet. I primarily eat a plant-based, whole food diet now. I’ve lost weight, I look better, feel better and all that fun stuff. I definitely treat myself now and then, so I’m not completely inflexible, but generally I try to keep my treats to one meal or dessert. And normally, I honestly have no trouble sticking to it. But on Halloween? It was an all day food orgy of the junkiest kind.
There was more, but those are the ones I paused long enough to take a picture before I stuffed my big mouth with them. It might not seem soooo terrible, but consider this: I no longer eat meat, sugar or processed food. Which pretty much exactly represents what I ate that day. Saturday and even Sunday were TOUGH getting my raging food hormones (are there such things? it sure feels like there are) back under control.
Halloween night was actually a reprieve. Because our weather was awful this year, my brother and sister-in-law decided to take the kids to the mall for trick or treating. I had no idea malls even did this, but apparently, it’s a thing!
I figured it would be crowded, but people, I had no idea…
The kids had to wait in these HUGE lines to get their candy:
Which meant there was not a lot of candy to be had. Fortunately for the kids, they have the most awesome aunt (me!) and grandparents who brought them some extra candy to make sure they had their proper allotment of Halloween goodies.
And, okay, I did kind of pull a pathetic aunt move by buying the girls organic suckers, instead of the ring pops I was also considering, but thank the candy gods, my brother told me the next day that the girls loved them.
I wasn’t completely pathetic…I did get them some other fun suckers and I got my nephews giant Hershey bars and other chocolates…
…AND now I want junk food again. Great.
Okey dokey, I better get myself out of here until the scent of sugar has dissipated. Feel free to stay and snack, but just be sure to take the empty wrappers with you!
Oh, and p.s. I do allow myself a few pieces of chocolate every night, because chocolate is one thing I’m not gonna give up. I just make sure it’s dark & organic and I take these tiny little bites so I can savor it. Here’s my absolute favorite brand!
Cue angels singing. No, seriously, it’s that good.