It’s that time before Halloween. Where stores are showing costumes and huge amounts of candy. Candy candy everywhere.
I’m going to share a bit of something completely embarrassing about the old me. Until 2008, I took some massive exams for work, usually twice a year in May and November. I would be home studying if I wasn’t working (or working out, I did exercise for most of it) for months, chugging through the material, doing practice questions, memorizing lists, talking to myself…and of course eating for convenience! I changed my eating habits in 2004, but before that I ate very poorly.
The worst was before November exams. Hello Halloween candy! I’d buy several bags, mix them together, and go through them while studying over a few days. Uh too few to be remotely a good idea. Then I would skip real meals because eating more would be crazy (crazier?). So I existed basically on candy and coffee. But I worked out, so I was good. You all know that wasn’t true! I’m sure I did also, but these are the things we tell ourselves so we don’t feel worse. And why was I gaining weight?? I was eating healthy, other than the massive amounts of candy. Yikes! I may have been delusional, but again, the things we tell ourselves.
Seeing all the candy brings me back to this, but luckily (especially for my trick-or-treaters!) not in an “I’m going to spiral out and eat all this candy” way. Just in a “how did I get to that” way. Now, this seems like another person. Thank goodness! There is still usually an increase to my candy consumption around Halloween. I wouldn’t say even a bag over the course of the holiday would be consumed now where it used to be a day.
Maybe you indulge more than you’d like too! So I’m kicking off a 3 day cleanse group now, as a way to get a fresh mindset before the candy hits your home shelves (hint…buy candy as late as possible, or buy non-food to give out!). If you want to quickly jumpstart some weight loss or just lose some cravings and grab some extra motivation, this is a great tool to do it. Contact me for info or check out the 3-Day Refresh site. We are starting between the 20th and the 26th (it’s hard to get people to decide on 3 days all together, but the group will go until everyone finishes!) so it’s coming right up!
What candy do you have a tough time resisting?