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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


Halloween is my least favorite holiday.  Growing up we didn't celebrate halloween.  My parents didn't like what it stood for.   We had church festivals and my parents would buy us candy so we didn't feel left out, but it just wasn't something we celebrated.  As an adult, I avoid Halloween parties like the plague.  I think being overweight and a woman around Halloween is the worst.  It's hard to find a "normal" costume because all the women's costumes are "slutty" versions of whatever it is.  Even the plus size stores have really short skirts and dresses for the costumes.   Plus all the pressure of coming up with something really cool is just not fun for me along with trying to lose weight when there are sweets everywhere!  Maybe my feelings about Halloween will change as I lose more weight and/or when I have kids.  Sorry for being Debbie Downer!  But with that being said, it's still a holiday and I plan to celebrate anyway! :)

Tonight my roommates and I are going to hand out candy at my house.  It's the only time all year that all your neighbors actually come to your door and you get a chance to meet them or talk to them.  And all the kids are so excited and look so cute in their costumes!  I bought a ton of candy and I'm planning on giving every last bit of it out so I don't have any leftover.  I've successfully managed to avoid having any candy and I don't plan on having any tonight.  I bought all kinds of candy that I don't like so I won't be tempted!  We might watch some scary movies tonight too.

So I work at home and everyone on my team works virtually too and we are spread out all over the country.  Our company is having a contest for virtual employees and you have to send in your picture and there are fun prizes.  Our team decided that since we had 9 people we would all dress up as Snow White (my boss) and the 7 Dwarfs (and Prince Charming).  Of course I always think that I should be Snow White, but I let me boss do it, LOL!  My boss made all the hats, we all posed as our dwarf, and then one of my teammates and her daughter photoshopped us all together.  Here is the final result.  It was so fun and I think it turned out super cute!  I'm Sneezy, the second from the right.


Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!!!


17 comments:

  1. Love that idea. Good Luck with not having any candy. This week has been bad for me but I seem to be losing inches this week and not pounds....

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  2. So sorry you don't like Halloween. I've always loved it. It's my favie.

    Have a great evening with your friend.

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  3. Cute picture!!!
    And I 100% agree about Halloween!! I get so pissed that every adult costume for a woman is a slutty version of something cute.. it's irritating.. it seriously stresses me out so I avoid it big time!! Now that I have a kiddo, I guess I'd better get into it - next year though!!

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  4. Love the picture! That's such a cute idea, and definitely not slutty lol

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  5. pretty soon you'll be wearing a slutty costume of your own! haha

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  7. Ha - that is super cute. I've never really liked Halloween much either but my kids love it so I try!

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  8. i love the fact that you purposely bought candy you don't like! brilliant!!! i will remember that next year and only allow almond joy's in my office! lol

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  9. Hope you enjoyed last night! Thats funny with the Snow White pic. My department participated in the company Halloween contests and they dressed up as Snow White and the Dwarfs. They even decorated our dept pretty well.

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  10. LOVE the photo!! How wonderful is that!!

    I hope you had a wonderful Halloween night!

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  11. Haha, I love the pic! Super cute.

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  12. That is awesome! So much fun to be able to participate in office fun when your office is in your house! We do celebrate halloween, but my daughter will never dress as anything satanic.

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