A few years ago I challenged myself by not eating any sweets from the week before Halloween until Thanksgiving. It was excruciatingly hard the first week. Controlling my thoughts and cravings were really difficult. Eventually it got pretty easy and I pretty much curbed my cravings and I made it through right to the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner. I felt really good about this and a tremendous sense of pride about my will power, which usually is lacking. I'm revisiting my challenge and doing it with previously mentioned friend, P. Brainstorming rewards will be fun and a helpful motivational tool. I've so far survived day 1 of my Just Say No to
How do you handle the constant sweet feast this time of year? Any suggestions are helpful. Do you just give in and work hard later on? If you want to take the challenge with me, let me know. We'll hold each other accountable and commiserate together!