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A Letter to the Little Girl Inside of Me!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello Babygirl,

Terri: We need to talk about what happened last night with the Halloween candy. Don't you remember our agreement that we would save it for the kids that come by on Halloween?

Babygirl Terri: Yes, but I thought it would be ok to melt just two of the Hershey's milk chocolate minis to go with the strawberries.

Terri: Well, that wasn't so bad, but look what happened. After the bag was opened it was just too tempting not to eat a couple more here and a couple more there and by the end of the night it added up to six "mini" pieces of chocolate.

Babygirl Terri: Yeah, but they were just "mini". That didn't hurt anything.

Terri: Actually it did hurt something. It hurt me trying to reach my weight goal for the Renaissance Faire in March. Remember, I'm sewing a new costume in a smaller size and I want to be able to wear it and have so much fun at the Faire. Don't you want to have fun in a pretty new dress at the Faire?

Babygirl Terri: But it was only one night. I'll do better tomorrow. There's plenty of time before the Faire to watch what I eat and lose weight so I can fit into the costume.

Terri: Actually, there isn't that much time between now and then. I planned it all out on a chart and to be able to reach that goal I have to lose 2 lbs a week. I won't be able to do that if we take a day off from the diet and exercise every week. I tell you what. How about instead of a day off from the diet every week, let's just take one special day off a month instead? Let's just have one special meal on that day where we don't worry about the calories instead of eating junk all day just because it's a "free" day.

Babygirl Terri: OK, but I get to pick the day AND the meal.

Terri: Of course!

Babygirl Terri: Maybe I could even exercise twice that day to work off some of the extra calories.

Terri: Now you're thinking. Ü

Babygirl Terri: I'm sorry about the mini-binge last night.

Terri: It's ok. Chocolate happens. We'll just try to do better and keep that pretty dress in mind before we reach in that bowl of candy again right?

Babygirl Terri: Right! Ü

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    2418 days ago
    Hi Terri,
    Great costume! I'll want to see a photo of the new you in that dress when it is finished! Loved your little conversation. You have a great sense of humor!!! Keep on rocking your weight loss. Don't let a little setback keep you down.
    2419 days ago
    Great plan! One special meal a month, maybe with a chocolate dessert! ;)
    2422 days ago
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    2423 days ago
    I enjoyed your blog, it goes to show how little sweet temptations can get us side tracked, if we just settle there and not keep pushing our selves. And you seemed to handle this very well in your letter emoticon emoticon
    2424 days ago
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    Love the new outfit you are making ........put that naughty girl in a corner ! You are going to rock that outfit
    2425 days ago
    Love this post! Great way of looking at and analyzing what happened. I am super impressed that you are sewing your own dress. I have a friend that participates in those and they dresses are so beautiful. You are talented and I want to see pictures in March!!!
    2425 days ago
    Nice....the baby in my head is a prolific liar! It still believes it's OK, that I deserve snacks, that I've been good so I can eat more, that I really will only have just a taste this time.

    My little kid is an ego-maniac and doesn't want to grow up....I think he just needs to go to sleep!
    2425 days ago
    Cute conversation and nice pattern. I desperately want to make a new bones corset, but am too intimidated by it. :(
    BTW... To keep me in check, I bought candy that I won't eat. Not real keen on Skittles and Starburst. Last year, all of the "good" candy was eaten before the Trick Or Treaters even started.
    2425 days ago
    Holy crap! Are you sewing your own boned bodice?! I'm impressed!

    Love that outfit, I'm pretty sure I have used it for the skirts before.

    My husband buys bags of candy every week, and I don't even think about them. I buy myself a bar of high quality dark chocolate and eat a little bit of it when I want it. Or I get the Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips and count out a serving, enjoying each one slowly. It works for me. =)
    2426 days ago
    I hate to have things like that around! Too tempting!
    2426 days ago
    love this - not once did you "beat" your little girl up with mean words or an attitude - you treated her as you would yourself and she learned from it!

    2426 days ago
  • MOJO0607
    Love the self conversation here...I can't even open the Halloween candy bags because they will disappear before Halloween. I am thinking of going non-candy this year (think goodie bags with temporary tattoos, pencils, word search, etc) to try and elminate the temptation completely. Best wishes as you work towards your goal!
    2426 days ago
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