trick or treat?

Happy Halloween! 😀

Pup-A-Ween at the dog park was HILARIOUS! There was, indeed, bobbing for hot dogs! And a costume contest! Check it out:

Lily is ready to go! How cute is that tushie?

Everyone was dressed up!

Mini Me!

There were stations set up for bobbing for hot dogs. Do you see them in there?! Some dogs just didn’t get it (like Lily) and others went to TOWN! It was hilarious! I was too busy laughing to catch any great pictures, sorry!

“I smell them, mommy…how do I GET them!?”

Lily napped the remainder of the day, ha!

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As for me, I tricked myself into a workout. I put it off all morning…I was making chili and watching college football, after all. Those 2 activities always take precedence in the Prevention household! And then we had Pup-A-Ween and by 4pm I had lost motivation to workout. I said to myself, “You had 4 miles planned. If you get up now, you can do 4 miles. But for every hour you procrastinate, add a mile.” I ended up treking down to the treadmill at 5:10pm and ran a sluggish 5 miles. I felt good, just wasn’t in the mood to push it 😉 But I TRICKED myself into that workout!

…instead of enjoying treats.

…Because I promised no candy until Halloween which has been fine, until my kitchen table looked like this in preparation for tonight’s trick-or-treaters:

Oy! The last 24 hours have been oh so difficult, but…I DID IT! I also pinky swore with a patient of mine, and I can’t let him down. His blood sugars were outrageously high and in talking to him I learned it was because he had Halloween candy laying around. I told him the deal I had made with myself, and he wanted in. We pinky swore on it! And, his blood sugars look AWESOME!

Question: What is one candy you DON’T like?

Our staff wanted to put together little Halloween goodie bags for our patients (it’s the little things in life, right?) and they asked me what the patients could have. Unfortunately, chocolate, caramel, and nuts are all no-no’s for our kidney patients and so that leaves the fruity, chewy candy like Starbursts, Skittles, gummy bears, etc. The staff were in agreement that those were their least favorite candies, and I agree. I want the chocolate!

Have a spoooky day!

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17 responses to “trick or treat?

  1. Haha…bobbing for hotdogs. I love it!

  2. These pictures made my day! Lily looked absolutely adorable..even cuter than usual 🙂

  3. Pup-a-ween looks like a lot of fun! We had a Halloween party at Finn’s doggy daycare last week and he was ALL ABOUT the bobbing for hot dogs. Musical sit was also a favorite. Too cute!

    Way to go for stayign away from the Halloween candy. It looks liek you got the good stuff to hand out too which makes staying away even harder.

    I think my least favorite candy woudl be sweet tarts. I’ve always thought they were a bit gross.

  4. Such cute dog costumes!! And Lily’s outfit is just adorable. I love her little booty. I can’t wait to meet her!

    My least favorite candy when I was younger was Tootsite rolls and Sweet Tarts. I hating getting those! Now I love Tootsie Rolls, but still hate the Sweet Tarts. I’m like you, I want the chocolate!

    Seriously, Halloween is a diabetics worst nightmare. I’m glad you discovered the cause of that man’s high BS! And, congrats to you for staying away form the candy.

  5. Oh, this is so adorable!!! Bobbing for hot dogs, hahha that cracked me up.

    I agree…chocolate all the way! I’m not a huge skittles, sweet tarts, or fruity fan in general.

  6. I think it honestly takes me longer to think of the candy I least like vs the candy I like the most! ha ha…

    But I agree- gimme the chocolate. I’m not so much a fan of things like the sour patch kids and such…

  7. How cute! What a great idea!

  8. Such cute pictures of Pup-A-Ween! Lily looks like quite the graceful little ballerina! I can imagine how much fun it must have been to watch the bobbing for hot dogs! 🙂

  9. Happy Halloween!!! Lily looks so adorable 🙂
    I’m not a fan of any candy with coconut.

  10. Oh I love the fruity candy too! I like to balance it out with the chocolate 🙂

  11. So funny.

    I don’t like raisinettes. Or anything with raisins in it.

  12. I agree 100% on the fruit candies being second class to chocolate. They don’t even tempt me, which is why trick or treaters at my house get twizzlers, sweet tarts, starburst, etc every year!
    Georgie Fear RD

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  14. Candy I don’t like?? Almond Joy; Toblerone; Twizzlers (yes, Mr. P can frown at me) lol

  15. I told my husband he couldn’t dress up our dog because I thought it was ridiculous. I feel like a bit of a hypocrite for thinking these pictures are so adorable 😀

  16. Awww, what cute doggies! The hot dog one made me crack up. I like most kinds of Halloween candy, but definitely go for the Twix first!

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