The next few months provide a lot of anxiety for those of us on a weight loss quest. Candy, feasts, cookies, parties. When I was obese I ate plenty of candy in the month of October, but truthfully I don't love candy and it is easy to give up. Last year I ate maybe one piece of Halloween candy. Cookies, pretty much the same. I don't worry too much about the one day big dinner events, they are easy to work off.
My big downfall is booze and salty snacks. Parties are dangerous territory for me. This past weekend I chose to skip a party. I wasn't dying to go, and just didn't feel like dealing with temptation. No, I won' t become a hermit, but unless I am really looking forward to the conversation I will probably just pass.
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.