Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waging Wars Against Sickness & Candy....The Low-down

I realized I have been pretty lazy in my blogging lately...there's lots going on here but that's no excuse not to check in mid-week and update everyone as to what is going on in my world. Because I know you're just dying to know.....right? No? Well, I'm gonna share anyway....

The big headline of the day is that I am sick. Sick, sick, sick. I've got a wonderful cold that is slowly moving it's way from nose to throat to chest...I've already got laryngitis, and I anticipate this will soon result in that horrible death rattle cough - you know the one I am talking about. It's what inspired those Mucinex commercials. I'm sure of it.
Yeah, I'd say this jackass has definitely worn out his welcome.

Sunday was the last day I felt somewhat human. I barely have a voice and my nose is running constantly. In short, Good Times. Ha - Not.

In other news, the Halloween candy needs to be hidden. NOW. I am not sure how much more willpower I have to resist it. As a matter of fact, (honesty alert! honesty alert!) yesterday, I didn't. Me and the Reeses Peanut Butter cups had a face-off yesterday and I lost. Halloween candy - 1, Rochelle - 0.
I feel stronger today and my sugar craving has been subsided, but I am still upset that I couldn't hold out this year. I thought I might be able to do - but....nope.
It wasn't the type of candy carnage that has occurred in years past - but I did eat 2 of them, and admittedly wanted more. It's apparent that I still don't have the Sugar Demon beat and I am not sure that I ever will.

There is a happy twist to this story, even with my candy digression. This week I have been eating noticeably less. I guess it's the sickness, but honestly, I still have an appetite - so it's not that I am just avoiding eating because I have no desire to. Maybe being busy counts for something....we are having a Halloween party here on Saturday and we have been prepping the house this week and getting ready - ie: decorating ( I have a whole cleaning workout that is going to happen today too - hours of calorie burn ahead indeed!). Plus I have had a few projects due for school that have consumed my time. Either way, my mind has been less on eating, and more on getting other crap done. This is a good thing because there have been so many times when the opposite was true.

When i hopped on the scale this AM, it read 227.75 - down a pound from my last weigh in. Again, I have no real exercise to thank - just less calories (minus the Reeses). It's funny though - I am extremely  motivated to keep the downward trend going now that I have seen a bit of movement on the scale. It makes me all the more aware of the choices I am making throughout the day. I think it's safe to say, I won't be having any show-downs with the Halloween candy today.

And just because it's almost Halloween, I'll leave you with a little non-caloric eye-candy. I don't know if I have ever expressed just how much we get into it around here.....but I LOVE it. Last night we walked in our town parade (those are the witch and Hamburglar pics)....the other pics are from last year's trick or treat night.


Channeling Anna Wintour for trick or treat at my friend's house last year.

My husband, The Hamburglar!
I do ugly just a little too well....
Who doesn't enjoy a little Mailman Stew?
Trick or Treat night at our place last year. I may have made a kid or two cry....
Spookiest house on the block...
My hubs and I make a good team - I design and he executes with power tools! May I present, the Martha Witch!


  1. Wow, you REALLY do get into halloween. I love it! (Reminds me of the Modern Family episode I watched last night.) I especially love your Anna Wintour getup. Sooo stylish.

    I hope you feel better for the weekend!

  2. Girl Reese's PB cups are my downfall too! If you only had two, I'm very proud of you! I bought our candy, and shoved it in my husbands hands saying "hide this til sunday...and when I get it back, it better not be opened". So I'm not sure where it is...shoo! But honestly that didn't stop me from going to the gas station and getting a pack of them monday *sigh*. I'm with you on the thought of never getting the sugar cravings kicked, but I'll try my darndest!

    You guys do Halloween right! Great decor and costumes! I hope your party goes fabulously and every one has a haunting good time.

    And i hope that mucus junk gets out of your lungs asap!! Have some warm tea to break it up and sooth that throat. Feel better soon!

  3. Hope you feel better. I just love Halloween too and sadly I also just love Reese's!

  4. Love all the pics!! Awesome decorating!

    I can't buy Halloween candy until just hours before trick-or-treating starts because I will eat ALL of it if it's in the house any sooner! And it's terrible, but my kids only get one day with their candy, and then it goes in the garbage, otherwise, I will attack their stash once they are in bed! I'm pathetic!

  5. LOVE IT! And those chocolate and peanut butter disks of heaven are damn near impossible to resist...Stay strong! You CAN do it!

  6. I did not go from hogging the whole bag (okay, 2 bags) of Reeses PB cups to zero at once. It took me years to get the amount down to just insane portions and then down to a couple of servings until choosing not to even have the first one.

    That you stopped at two is great progress. Amazing. I cannot stop at two. GIve yourself kudos for progress and skip thinking about perfection.

    Feel better soon!


  7. Great costumes and decorations.
    Sorry that you're sick try a 1/4 tsp turmeric in a tbspns honey. Turmeric is a great antiseptic and the honey will make it sick to your throat.

  8. Awesome pictures!
    I hope you feel better soon! It's so awful feeling sick for a long time, and it definitely kills motivation!

  9. Yes, a spooky looking house! I love Halloween, too, not so much the goulish stuff, but the dressing up. Our whole family is Harry Potter this year. WIll be fun!

    Hey, I think it is great you LOST a pound AND you only dipped into two candies. Stay strong. More candy and treats coming.

  10. Wow! Very impressive costumes and decorations. It sounds like you scored a victory over the Halloween candy as you only had a couple! Congrats on the weight loss.

  11. Love the pictures!! And yay for the loss-seriously who cares how it happened? lol

    My allergies are kicking my ass. I have been congested for over a month now. All I can say is Mucinex D is your friend in these stuffy moments. Hope you are better for the weekend!

  12. Great pics!!! I am glad that I am not the only one who is tempted by Halloween treats!! Lol

  13. Congratulations! You lost a pound! That is motivating enough not to eat that candy that is so tempting. I hope you were strong enough after all. hahaha If not, you get another chance this week. Hope you had a great Halloween!

  14. Ok, so the scariest picture of all is that nasty musinex guy...those commercials make me sick!!

    I am fighting what sounds to be the same type of cold and it has taken everything out of me, I'm not loving it one bit! Enjoy your Halloween!!

  15. For future halloween's I read a good tip that you should not buy the candy until THAT DAY. Why didn't I think of that? It will not be there testing your willpower for so long. You could even have someone else go get it and who knows? - it will probably be on sale.