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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
12/27/13 11:58 A

Glad that you stayed on plan for the most part. I eat low carb, so the fat that you listed was okay for me, but I probably wouldn't be able to eat other part of their dishes. Funny what we think of as healthy.

Still, it is one meal/one day, and not going to do damage in the long run. Hopefully you struck a balance of making them happy by trying their dishes, and sticking as close to your plan as possible, and that's the best you can do.

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12/27/13 10:57 A

I did not stay on plan on Christmas Day. The 2nd Sun in Sept was the last time I had a coke and I attempted one on Wed and my stomach totally revolted. Eating healthy for 3.5 months and then taking a day to enjoy my favorite foods ended up back firing for me. Now trying to get back on track.


With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19
50PLUSBABY Posts: 275
12/26/13 12:49 P

It was a difficult day but I held on to my plan. had some ginger beer not much. Also had a little
dessert pumpkin pie and ice cream all in moderation. God knows I wanted to fill my plate and eat until stuffed but I was not stuffed and felt good going to bed.

Now that this is over time to refocus and do better in the coming year. I need to be celebrating by this time next year. I did not buy any clothes this year and promised myself that by next Christmas non of the clothes I wear should fit, I should have a new wardrobe.

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12/26/13 12:19 A

I'd say you've got it down. Small portions, limited items, LOTS of the healthier things at the meal (turkey/veggies).

And good on you for getting your exercise in today!!

All in all, you've done far better than I.

50PLUSBABY Posts: 275
12/25/13 12:38 P

I have my daughters (4 of them) home for Christmas and each is making a dish or 2. I am looking at the ingredients that they are using, lots of cheese, butter, cream sour cream and I am just trying to plan what I am going to eat without busting my plan and hurting their feelings. I cannot even think of how to track all this but it is only one meal. I will taste their cooking watching portions and load up on veges and the turkey. Already done some cardio and weight training.

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