Day 304: New month!

Soooo yesterday was not total candy abstention. But I was reasonably good, and we gave away a lot of candy and kept no candy. Success on one and a half fronts!

November 1 means a few things. We’re reinstututing Chore Buttons (more on that another time). My wife and I are going to try 5/2 fasting together, not as a long-term thing but to kind of do a couples-reboot of our food relationship. She’s also going to be adopting a couple of my tactics to see if they work for her.

My big goal with the new month is moving from being good about logging my food to being good about sticking to the plan I make in the morning for food. Basically just… you know, doing what I say I’m going to do in the morning. There’s been a lot of “free food” stuff going on this month, which has made that a bit harder than usual. Plus: willpower! That stuff’s tough.

We’ve also turned the heat on for the winter starting today, so I need to buckle down with finances to avoid financial stress — a key problem for us, especially when the utility bills mount and we start thinking about things like Christmas and travel, gifts, and so on.

I’m optimistic for the new month, but it’s also a chunk of stuff to stay on top of.