The Day After

Last night I did not do 15 minutes on the treadmill.  I did 15 miles of trick or treat treasure hunting instead! Okay, maybe not 15 miles, but good merciful heavens we walked. A LOT!!  Add to that the 30 pound toddler I carried who refused to walk for half the time and I believe I got in a pretty good work out.  We were with a bunch of friends, and it was not too cold, so all in all we had a pretty good time.  I was surprised at the number of houses that did not have porch lights on.  When I was a wee little munchkin, every house in the neighborhood had lights on and was ready and willing to give out candy, but this year there was just a smattering of houses with goodies to give away.  Of course the price of candy now is getting extreme, so I really can’t blame people for not wanting to devote half of their paycheck to giving candy to kids who probably don’t need it anyway.  I know of one family who spent $70 on candy to give out.  SEVENTY DOLLARS!!! That to me is unreal.  But hey, whatever floats your boat I guess.   I ordered a couple of things from Amazon yesterday.  I should mention right here that I LOVE Amazon.com.  Sort of a junior high crush kinda love really, but love nonetheless.  Anyway, I ordered the DVD Just My Size Yoga and the book When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies.   The former, because watching the skinnyminnies on Namaste Yoga makes me feel fat and clumsy, and also I’ve heard this DVD is really good for clueless yogis such as myself; and the latter because I have heard only good things about this book.  I do want to stop hating my body for the way it looks and I think I’ve come far, but I need some more inspiration.   Just one food mention here:  my son dutifully donated his unwanted M&Ms and a couple packs of Whoppers (how do I love thee? Let me count the Whoppers), and he gave me a pack of M&M’s Dark.  I was especially looking forward to these because I love dark chocolate.  So I popped about 3 m’s in my mouth and started crunching away.  I have to say, I was disappointed.  Something about the candy coating did not go well with the dark chocolate.  I don’t know exactly, but it wasn’t pleasant, so I put the pack away and will most likely end up throwing it in the trash.  And I did not raid the kids’ candy buckets last night – I had one tiny pack of peanut M&Ms and one small Butterfinger and that was it – I promise.  Not because I was restricting myself, I just didn’t want anything else last night.  I applaud myself for listening to my body and not forcing it to eat just because it was Halloween and that’s what you do.   Highly unusual for me, but I’m doing a happy dance to celebrate, and I kinda like the idea of applauding myself – I may do it more often!  Wow this post turned out longer than I intended, so I had better wrap it up here.  Happy All Saints Day!! 

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