It's not that I hate it, it's just that I LOVE summer. And I kind of hate winter. Sweaters can go fuck themselves and I'd be happy if I never saw snow again. Good thing it doesn't snow much here, and when it does the whole city shuts down because we can't. even. handle. it.
Anyway. October kicks off the Holiday Season. This is the time of year when you're tempted with ALL the noms.
It begins with Halloween and the extra 2-3 bags of candy we buy that isn't for trick-or-treaters. Then the smells of fall fill your house with each pumpkin-cinnamon creation, then we transition into Thanksgiving with the huge meals, heavy sides and desserts times 3. And then when that's over? Christmas. There is tons of food at each holiday party and a "tis the season!" attitude about eating every last cake ball. And then everyone resolves to undo the damage that was done on January 1. Every. Year.
Last year was the first holiday season that I didn't gain any weight - I lost weight. How? Because I tracked my calories. I made healthy choices at parties. Just because the food is there, doesn't mean I have to shove it down my gullet. Plus, I was training for my first half marathon.
Run like you stole something, bish.
Aside from all the hollerdays, as the weather gets cooler it's easy to do a lot of slow cooker meals with cream-soup bases. Don't get me wrong, I love comfort food. It's just hard to keep it sexy when each meal is approximately 2,653 calories.
My point with all of this, is to preempt holiday weight gain. Let's be skinny betches this season, mkay? I always feel better about myself when my pants button.
Count calories. Make wise choices. Did you have a PSL today? Maybe skip the pumpkin bread then. Are you going to a party this weekend? Don't drink any other night. You can still celebrate without overindulging.