My Halloween Candy Management Plan is not going so well this year. Not awful, but there was a little too much indulging here in Cammyland over the weekend. This would have been fine if I’d been exercising properly, but that didn’t happen for a variety of reasons that seemed important at the time. In hindsight? Not so much.
But today is a brand new day, and I’m thinking inside the box for the next little while. For me, this doesn’t mean deprivation and monster gym workouts. It simply means sticking with my “regular” meals and snacks and scheduling exercise into a specific time slot on my calendar. Sharpening my focus, in other words, and deferring the extra indulgences until another day.
I don’t want to live inside the box, but a nice little visit will do me good.
Unfortunately for me, there’s no candy inside the box, but if YOU are managing your nibbles better than I have and are still on track to enjoy some chocolate-y goodness for Halloween, you might find my Halloween Candy Cheat Sheet helpful for some comparison shopping.
In other, totally inside-the-box news, you might want to check your local Target (no affiliation) for this special:
They also have the 35-oz. size on sale for $4.99. In the Memphis market, that’s a savings of $1.50 on each carton. Score! I bought two large cartons, so I’ll be swimming in yogurt-y goodness for the near future.
I’ll close with a mention from last week’s work trip to Picayune, MS. I hadn’t realized how close to New Orleans I was until I walked into a deli and found a shrine to the New Orleans Saints NFL team. The second clue was the menu. In addition to a full roster of Po-boys, I found this lovely treat:
This is the half-size version of an authentic New Orleans-style muffaletta: meat, cheese, & scrumptious olive salad on nice crusty bread. It typically comes with two meats and two cheeses, but I opted out on the salami and swiss cheese in an attempt to save a few calories. Hah! Little did I know there’d be a mountain of olive salad on top of it. I don’t like to waste food, but about 3/4 of the olive salad and most of the bread on the second piece went uneaten. No more muffalettas unless there’s someone with me or the restaurant offers the quarter-size…
…OR if I have a muffaletta salad, which is basically the inner parts of the sandwich served on a bed of lettuce. Those are easy to make at home, and I could make do with half a sandwich thin on the side. Maybe I’ll paint my kitchen purple and turn on a Saints football game, just to complete the faux experience.
That’s all I have for this Monday morning. I have blogs to visit, housework to do, and errands to run.
AND a visit to the gym!
How’s your Monday shaping up? Are you thinking inside the box this week or hopping around the perimeter? Here’s hoping the box isn’t outside on the curb!