All week, they had been discussing the possibility of strong storms on Thursday night with very high winds. I kept an eye on the forecast and came up with two "back up" plans. The first was to take the kids to trick or treat at the local mall. That would involve leaving work early, as the hours were from 4-6. We also would only attend that event if it was raining, but not REALLY storming (not dangerous to be out in the weather). The second was Halloween cookie baking and "mini trick or treating" to my mom and sister for Tyler.
After some initial hesitation, the city officials did postpone trick or treating to Friday and so we stayed home and did option 2 (good thing too, they postponed the mall trick or treat as well). Tyler didn't seem to phased by the whole thing and I was very glad we were able to stay in. The wind was CRAZY! My little guys would have blown away out there!
|At our local orchard/pumpkin patch-My two little pumpkins and their pumpkins!|
And finally, my adorable little Treats!
|Silly and Sweet Spongebob!|
|My little Monster!|
|AJ loved bopping along in his stroller! Bonus-a place to dump Tyler's extra loot!|
|Tyler had a BLAST and was a HUGE hit!|
I have done a fairly decent job at resisting the Halloween candy, sticking to just a piece or so here and there. The last week or so I slacked a little bit on food choices and tracking, but I still hit my workouts pretty well. I am back on tracking now and stepped up my elliptical workouts to include hand weights, so that's been a new challenge. Although I didn't post a loss from last week, we did have first weight in for the weight loss challenge at work (not sure if I mentioned this or not) and I am in SECOND PLACE! I posted a 7% loss. The guy in first is at 9% and we are followed by a three way tie at 5%. I was really surprised and happy to see that result, maybe I do have a shot at a little monetary kickback! We'll see!