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November Plans

Friday, November 01, 2019

October was rough. I spent the first two weeks with a horrible cold/flu and it played havoc on being on plan. Lots of soup, crackers, honey and lemon tea, and lack of any intentional exercise helped add pounds. I lost the gain and did manage to maintain for the month and that’s a blessing. I am slowly returning to “normal” and have resumed my on plan eating and intentional exercise.

Hopefully, baring any further health setbacks, I am still on track to meet my goal of starting 2020 in maintenance mode. If it does not happen I will still celebrate whatever I have lost as weight I no longer need to lose to get to goal.

This month does come with food challenges. For the first time in 19 years I am not spending Thanksgiving at home and preparing my own food. I am going back East to have Thanksgiving with family and friends. For 10 days I will not be in charge of preparing my own meals and of course there is the Thanksgiving feast. I am going prepared though. I am packing up my scale and my measuring cups and my Accounts Journal so I can weigh, measure, and track as much as I can. I also plan to enjoy some brisk outdoor walks and do my strength videos and chair exercises as well. I won’t be obnoxious about it, emoticon but I definitely intend to continue to follow my nutrition plan as much as possible.

I don’t know how active I’ll be on the boards but I will be logging in daily; got to keep the streak going. emoticon

However, let me stress this, life is meant to be enjoyed and that is exactly my plan. I will be seeing my best friend who I haven’t seen in 2 years. I will be visiting my brother’s new home for the first time and I am excited about that. I am looking forward to this holiday. Although I will absolutely be doing my best to keep my eating under control, if this holiday comes with a little weight gain, I am prepared for that as well. My plan, to do my best and forget the rest. I feel blessed and grateful that I am healthy enough and have the means to make this trip.


Have a lovely November, Spark friends.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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  • EISSA7
    Sounds like a wonderful trip and that you have covered your bases in the food, activity areas...lots to look forward to! I just saw my BFF of over 40 years last weekend when we journeyed to OH...we had not been together for two years....it was wonderful!! Your plan to do your best and forget the rest is on target ... enjoy!
    86 days ago
    Persistence not Perfection is spot on!

    How nice that you will be spending Thanksgiving with your family. Enjoy!

    You got this!
    87 days ago
    Sounds like a very healthy approach, Pam! You got this! Enjoy November! emoticon emoticon
    87 days ago
    You have a good plan! Yes, life is meant to be lived. We can do what we can to make good choices, and you are prepared to do that. Good for you.
    87 days ago
    I know you will enjoy to the fullest without totally losing sight of your goals. You will be strong and come home re-energized and ready to rock! Congrats on how very far you have come and your peace with yourself as you are. It's a wonderful thing and a blessing, indeed. emoticon
    87 days ago
    Enjoy your November!!
    87 days ago
    You got this!
    87 days ago
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