Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31st, 2014 A Sugar Free Halloween

October 31st, 2014 A Sugar Free Halloween

A colleague of mine brought me a slice of pumpkin bread from Starbucks as a "Happy Halloween" gesture. This particular colleague is in a different department than me and we rarely converse about anything other than work related things--in fact, we only talk about work related things. It wasn't a surprise to me and I know that it was a sincere gesture.

Rachel Vinson, via Twitter, let me know the slice checks in at 600 calories!! Of course, the sugar content immediately disqualified it for me.

I decided my "Happy Halloween" would be my first ever sugar-free Halloween. I'm happy to report I made it through just fine. It is Halloween and I'm a very happy person, so I did have a happy Halloween--sugar free!! I'm super proud, can you tell?

Today was a good food day. Yesterday I didn't eat any corn tortilla type products--today, I was back at it in full force! :) I love 'em! I enjoy what I eat--it's a pleasure. And really, it's one of the "secrets" to my success. It's important!

I'm a judge at a big Halloween Party tomorrow night where I'll be made up for the first time in 30 years. I haven't dressed for Halloween since 1984. I will be a zombie. That's right, an un-dead Sean tomorrow night! Oh, there will be pictures.

Oh--by the way, that pumpkin bread? I never looked in the package. I offered it to an in-studio guest this morning, who enthusiastically accepted!

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14 comments:

  1. You know Zombie Sean, brains are sugar free. Just saying. Hey, I tried Mancakes tonight. Have you heard of them? They are a high protein pancake mix. I must say they are AWESOME! Expensive, but one 1/2 cup of the mix with 1/2 cup of water has 23 grams of protein and 28 grams of carbs. I don't eat pancakes anymore because they are all carbs, but now that I got this, I will have them a few times a week. they are low sugar too. Have fun at the judging.

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    1. ManCakes sounds very interesting, Michael! Good tip on the sugar free brains! LOL Should be fun tonight! Thank you!!

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  2. Can't wait for zombie pics! Hope you had a great time!

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    1. I'm looking forward to being "Zombied!" Headed to the makeup people soon!

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  3. Sean, congratulations on the sugar free Halloween! And I found some of those Gurerro tostada shells,e can see why you like them. YUM!!!!

    Dede

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    1. Thank you, Dede! Glad you picked them up! They are delicious, aren't they? I love 'em!

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  4. Congrats on a sugar free Halloween! I had a mini chocolate bar. I didn't beat myself up over it because I knew it fit in my calorie day.
    You are strong to pass up the pumpkin bread! OH boy , that is a big trigger for me. But I'm deteremined to find one sugar/low fat I can make. So far I don't like the calorie count in them but I'm still searching!
    Have fun dressing up and judging and a good weekend!
    Rosie

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    1. Thank you, Rosie!! Congrats on exercising wonderful control on Halloween!! That's the way to go, if you want that taste--the mini, or bite size gives you all the taste/flavor, within a reasonable calorie count!
      Yeah--surprisingly it wasn't hard to pass up, really. The way I feel being sugar free is something I hold near and dear--and even Starbucks fancy pumpkin bread will not loosen my hold! ;)
      If you find one that's sugar free/low fat, with reasonable calories--let me know! I bet you'll find something good!
      I'm looking forward to later this evening. It'll be a blast!

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  5. Way to go Sean! You stayed true on one of the if not the most sugary holiday.

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    1. Thank you, LTR! It felt really good to maintain the integrity of my plan!

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  6. Congrats on your sugar free journey thru the worst "sugared holiday" of the year! You ARE the master of your fate! Thank you for showing us over and over how it CAN be done!
    N~

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    1. Nancy--thank you, very much!! It's certainly about perspective. My mindset is locked in to feeling good and remaining positive. I just knew if I allowed even the smallest amount--it would send all things dear to me, unraveling into the abyss!! (maybe a touch dramatic there, but really--something like that, for sure!!) If I can do it, anyone can--I assure you!

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  7. Awesome job on the pumpkin bread removal! Un-dead Sean - can't wait to see pics!

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    1. Thank you, LM! I'm gonna get all Undead in just a bit--Looking forward to a really fun night!

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