This is my very first mamavation post! I’m excited to pledge the sistahood and gain the wisdom and support of others mom out there. This past week there have been challenges and victories!
Halloween was last Monday and I’m usually good about the whole sweet tooth thing. I just make it a point to not buy candy! But here were two buckets full of candy (some of my favorites were in there) staring at me every time I walked into the kitchen. I said to myself you can do this. You know there are NO health benefits to eating any of this, so just walk on by. Well, that worked for half the day when I was busy but then naptime came. Uh oh, no one was awake keeping me occupied, it was just me and the sleeping pets. I wish I could say I didn’t give in but that’s a lie. I had 2 fun sized bars. Which isn’t bad but more than I wanted to have. But I’ve learned in my journey to weight loss/maintenance that if you don’t treat yourself once in awhile you will go crazy and binge on whatever it is you are trying to avoid. I think I was more upset that I ate that candy, it had ingredients that I actively avoid but for some reason it had me! I was about to throw it all away to save myself when I saw @bookieboo‘s post about sending the candy to the troops. I love the idea and that’s what we did! See the link to her post below.
The victories this week were enough to make me not feel so bad about the candy mishap. First, my little girl didn’t even cry when I said she couldn’t have all that candy. We would pick a few for her. She said “Ok mommy, I know too much candy is bad for my tummy.” I beamed with pride, I’ve been trying to teach her good eating habits since she could understand, and it seems like she is starting to make the choices for herself! Then, I weighed myself, something I dread with all my being. I had lost 5lbs since my last weigh in! It’s been slow going, about .5-1lb a week but I feel my body composition changing and making better food choices really makes a difference.