It looks cold outside. I haven't gone out yet though. It's supposed to be a lovely weekend in the Toronto area, Fall's last hurrah so I am planning to enjoy it with no real plan - just go with the flow and see where the weekend takes me.
I woke up starving this morning which is a good sign that my metabolism and blood sugar/insulin are on the right track. I had some Flax Plus cereal which, in hindsight, was probably not the best choice. I find cereal leaves me feeling hungry in 1-2 hours, it has no staying power at all - probably because there isn't enough protein. But I felt like something crunchy - so that's what I chose.
As I am sitting here at the family computer, I see mini-chocolate wrappers on the desk. I just realised, I got through Halloween without eating ANY Halloween candy. This is definitely a lifetime first!!! I had bought candy for shelling out and for my sons and some friends' children but I didn't eat even one piece. I didn't even think about eating one piece. I didn't even mindlessly eat one piece!!! Normally I eat an entire bag before Halloween even gets here - just one here and there - and before I know it, the bag is empty. I always have some of the boys' loot, but this year although it's been in the kitchen for a week now, I've walked by it and haven't even been tempted. This is truly a change in attitude about candy/chocolate. In the past, I've made decisions not to have any and have had some success - but this year I didn't even need to think about it. It wasn't even on my radar. It's also the first year that I didn't have several big, birthday dinners complete with chocolate fudge cake. This year was very low key, I had lunch with a friend and some ice cream at Coldstone and I was good. The next night my family wanted to take me out, but we made a nice dinner at home and watched a movie - no need for dessert.
It's really interesting to see changes happening without even realising they are happening.