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11/15/12 1:11 P

I treat holidays like any other day. Just my parents, sis and I so nothing special. Plus I choose to work on holidays.

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11/15/12 12:48 P

I will eat while standing. Eat less yet feel full. Then take the dog for a long walk

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11/14/12 9:11 P


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11/14/12 2:19 P

Great plan. Thank you. I will try some of your suggestions.

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11/14/12 1:33 P

Thanks so very much for sharing this. It is fantastic plans and just what i needed to read since i too have been thinking of setting up my goals for the holidays now. Thanks!!!!!

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11/14/12 1:28 P

Stick to plan on Saturday, eat in moderation on Sunday. (I have a thanksgiving get together on that day)

Stick to plan Monday through Wednesday

Enjoy myself and eat whatever I want on Thursday, with moderation and portion control. I refuse to cook or eat anything remotely healthy on Thursday. Except for this sites Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Get back to plan on Friday.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/14/2012 (13:29)

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11/14/12 12:30 P

Great tips.

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11/14/12 12:28 P

Great tips! In short, plan ahead, eat lighter when possible, splurge in moderation, then get back on track!

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11/14/12 10:57 A

Wow! Great idea. I love that you're planning ahead with such specific goals. And it's extra fantastic that you're posting this publicly to hold yourself accountable!

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11/14/12 10:56 A

I will enjoy myself rather it is a piece of pie, a glass of wine, or both. I will indulge if I want those two days.

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11/14/12 10:23 A

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Good plan. I am stealing this!

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11/13/12 9:56 P

sounds good , good luck!

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11/13/12 9:11 P

good tips! I will definitely try some of these as well!

good luck!

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11/13/12 9:07 P

I hope this helps someone else anxious about Thanksgiving and other Holiday dinners:

1. I am going to eat a healthy snack before I eat Thanksgiving dinner, and a Healthy breakfast that morning, this way I can portion control myself. I can enjoy a few of my favorite things, but in much smaller quantities, and I won't feel deproved.

2. On 3 days before, and 3 days after, I will stay on the LOW end of my calorie range (my range is 1200-1450, I will stay near 1200) this gives me nearly 800 extra calories.

3. I will only drink water, not empty calories, sugars, and carbs. Wine and Champagne won't fill me.

4. I will bring 2 healthy dishes, and I will eat the Healthy foods and vegggies First (and a salad) before eating any starches or goodies.

5. I will allow myslef 1 dessert, and not go for seconds of desserts or starches.

6. I will stay on track that week, and not allow myself to give into junk food my co workers or friends offer me, and wait to celebrate Thanksgiving meal.

7. If someone "Pushes" their high calorie dish on me, I will say "I'll have some later" or take it home, I will not be guilted in to eat it.

8. Holidays are a busy time, I f I can't find extra time to exercise or go to the gym, I will step up my steps on my pedometer (from 10,000-12,500) for at least 7 days.

9. I will keep my eye on the prize: My goal.

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