Today is a MUCH better day. Physically I feel better, but still a bit wheezy. Mentally I feel much calmer and happier today. Thanks for all your kind comments on the post yesterday. I hate writing that stuff, but I knew it would have to come out. I am strongly against the victim mentality and I have come a long way from there.
Yesterday I finished within the calorie budget for the challenge but I wouldn't say they were quality calories. I didn't get all the water in ,but close. Considering my state of mind I think I did well to avoid a terrible binge. I ate a mini snickers and a mini twix. But considering I came home from Sam's with 5 huge bags of candy, I feel this showed incredible restraint I woke up this morning and I was not even hungry. But, I got some decent sleep and today has been better food wise.
I ate my cheerios for breakfast. Lunch was an egg sandwich with my lite wheat bread. Water, water, water today as I am thirsty from yesterday. I made homemade Chicken and Dumplings for dinner. I wanted something tasty that I could leave on the stove all day. It is our family recipe and it is from scratch. I have calculated the calories so I know how much I can eat on plan.
I have apple cider simmering on the stove for the kids. I don't really care for it so it's not a temptation for me. The kids also wanted cookies so we bought those Pillsbury pumpkin ones. The girls can put them on the pan and they think it's cool to watch the pumpkin grow. Again I don't like those at all, no temptation for me.
My son and I watched scary movies this morning. He had never seen The Lost Boys and so we watched it together. I LOVE scary movies. I've been surprised by the scant numbers on the TV today. We watched The Crazies on cable and it was pretty good. I suppose the worst horror on my TV today was the Cowboys game. SCARY!
Later we carved pumpkins. The girls hadn't really participated until now. They were so cute squealing, "Ewwww! It's slimey." The little one made her's "Happy Pumpkin". The Big Sissy made her's "A little scary and a little happy." Son made his " like Jason Holding a Machete." OK. We saved the seeds to be roasted later. I've never been a fan, but kids want to try it.
Son is going as a gangster complete with pin striped suit and black fedora, carrying a big Tommy Gun (air soft gun, of course). Little sis is Sleeping Beauty and wants lots of makeup and glitter. Big sis is Fashion Fairy Tale Barbie. They both have sparkly shoes and are prancing around already.
I love Halloween. It is so much fun to see all the kids. This is the first year to celebrate in our neighborhood. Last year we were in Oklahoma. Can't wait to walk the neighborhood and see everyone's houses. We will likely head over to our old neighborhood. Halloween is HUGE over there. Everyone dresses up, the houses are decorated and everyone hangs outside with fires and it is a lot of fun.
Hope all of you are enjoying your day. Making memories for my kids is the best part of any holiday! Enjoy!