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What Will it Take? Part 2

Thursday, November 17, 2016

I recently asked how others avoided holiday gain and learned that I am definitely not alone with this problem. Some of the great advice offered was:

"Eat what you want on Thanksgiving and Christmas, only one serving. A taste of everything of the best foods. Moderation and discipline. Maintain current weight. Track food, write yourself encouraging notes, do not go to parties hungry, avoid junk table, bring a healthy snack. Drink plenty of water, daily exercise. Choose treats carefully. Lots of salad. Try walk/run instead of walk, ST, walk 5 times weekly."

I CAN do Most of this! I can also weigh regularly, slow down my eating and pay close attention to my hunger level . I can stop eating when satisfied. There are so many things I CAN do to be successful this year. What I can't and won't do is expect perfection and beat myself up when I fall short. I do not want a repeat of last year. Like I said before it gets harder each year to lose those unwanted holiday pounds. This is the year. I CAN do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • APPLEPIEAPPLE
    Yep! The holidays have played a number on me. I need to reduce the goodies available next year to curb it.
    1056 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Love this advice Thank you for starting the conversation rolling.
    1110 days ago
  • MARINEMAMA
    Treats are hard to resist. :) You can do it! We can do it!
    1118 days ago
  • DJBTOO
    Having a positive 'mindset' going into Thanksgiving WEEK is what is helping me ... before I would be so focused on all the 'good' foods and 'goodies' coming up days even couple weeks prior ... now I leave that 'thinking' till "THE DAY" - ha! and I will be walking that morning ... which in the past I'd never would have done. We can take all the ideas and tips everyone shared and our own but unless our 'mind' is in the proper 'attitude' it can maybe seem like a 'chore' to do this or put a 'damper' on the day. However, I'm EXCITED about approaching Thanksgiving DIFFERENTLY this year ... and, that, I think will help contribute to a better chance at success. My 'mind' is in a different place this year ... just have to see if my body will follow!
    1121 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    You can do this! Here's an article from SP on the subject..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /nutrition_articles.asp?id=978&
    page=2

    I'm sure they will have more good tips in blogs and articles as we get closer! We are all here trying to do this together, so ask for help when you need it!!
    1121 days ago
  • BEFIT019
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    You sure can do this!
    1121 days ago
  • ROCKPORT9
    Wonderful ideas!
    1121 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    It is hard to resist those treats. Practice the behaviors in small ways in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. It will give you the confidence that you can do this. And I agree, no beating yourself up.
    1122 days ago
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    1122 days ago
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