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Quiet Christmas

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I did pretty good over Christmas. Didn't overeat for Christmas dinner, watched portions, enjoyed the goodies but limited them. Wasn't able to fit in exercise the last two days, too busy with cooking and company. Today is a rest day, I'm exhausted, I'll get back to my regular exercise tomorrow.

We had a nice quiet Christmas, just four of us, hubby, my Mom and my best friend. We do Christmas a little different. We're all on fixed incomes with limited funds for gift giving so we do a dollar store Christmas - we each buy 10 one dollar gifts for each other. They can be anything, useful, goofy, whatever. We toss wrapping paper all over as we open our gifts, and anything wearable we have to put on. (my hubby ended up wearing reindeer antlers, a chicken visor, a knit hat and unmatched socks!) It's a lot of fun. Takes us forever to open all the gifts. Lots and lots of laughing ! The rest of the day we sit and talk, watch videos, have dinner. All in all a very pleasant day.
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ENUFF81020 1/5/2012 1:35PM

    It sounds like you made the day special and enjoyed yourselves--that is really what the day is about. I hope you took a few photos to remind you of the special day and relationships throughout the year!

Happy New Year!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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MTNGRL 12/28/2011 5:25PM

    What a great way to exchange presents! This is so cute I may have to steal the idea! Sounds like you all have a fun day. :)

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Coming down the home stretch

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday/Tuesday -
Didn't do food journal. Got busy and forgot to pull it out.
Exercise - Monday - walking at store, at least 30"; Tuesday - strength exercises
Sweets - did OK, had two servings of my fave, Gertrude Hawke peanut butter smidgens

Wednesday thru Christmas Monday -
Exercise - Wednesday-Saturday - at least 30" cardio daily; 1 or 2 strength sessions; Sunday/Monday - any exercise I can fit in
Make healthy choices most of the time
Watch Portions !!!
Goodies OK but watch portions and don't overdo.
Enjoy the coming days, do not go overboard on treats and if I do, no guilt allowed.
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Monday/Tuesday plan

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday/Sunday -
Did well with portions, didn't overeat, even when my hubby's son brought brunch on Saturday - cheese sandwiches, various muffins and bagels, cookies, danish, butters and cream cheeses for toppings. I had half a cheese sandwich and half a bagel ! YAY me !
Counted fiber intake - had at least 20 grams both days
Sweets - did fair, had a few cookies yesterday

Monday/Tuesday -
Food Journal - calories/fiber
Exercise - optional today/cardio or strength Tuesday
Sweets - watch portions !

Coming down the home stretch. This week's plan is to keep up the regular exercise, make healthy choices at meals, allow sweets but watch the portions. If I go overboard, get right back on track. No guilt allowed.
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Weekend plan

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday - Friday -
Good portion control, but did slip up on the sweets yesterday.
Exercise - did strength exercises Tuesday and Friday, wii cardio exercises Wednesday and Thursday

Got my computer back yesterday afternoon. The hard drive was replaced, nothing could be salvaged from the old dead one. My tech guy was here late afternoon and connected everything back up to the network. He only charged me for the one hour he was here yesterday, no charge for the hard drive or the work he did in his shop. Nice. The computer is like a brand new one, all my programs, etc, are gone. Now my work begins. Fun, fun.

Weekend Plan -
Watch Portions !
Count fiber !
Limit sweets !
Exercise - cardio Saturday, cardio or rest Sunday


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HOPEFULSNAIL204 12/16/2011 7:21PM

  I'm sorry that your old hard drive is no longer with us, but it sounds like you got a peach of a deal from your tech guy! You are doing SO well! You should be very proud of yourself.
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Tuesday plan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday - Monday
Counted fiber - did eat at least 22 grams each day
Sweets - did well Friday, Saturday and Monday, overdid it Sunday
Portions - Good, except for the sweets
Exercise - Friday - walking in AM, strength in PM; Saturday - 20" of new wii exercise video; Sunday - 30" Walk It Out video; Monday - rest day

Today -
Portions !
Plan menu for remainder of week
Watch the sweets
Exercise - strength

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HOPEFULSNAIL204 12/13/2011 5:20PM

  I really think you are making some great changes! I remember when I tried to up my fiber intake too quickly and ate a bunch of Fiber One every day. I'm allergic to wheat and I was so uncomfortable. I was blown away by too much fiber too soon. I think I learned my lesson there. Fiber is SO important but I know now to raise the level s-l-o-w-l-y.
You said you are having a challenge with sweets. I read in the secrets of success that someone said if your salt intake is too high you will crave sweets. I don't know if it is true, or true for you, but I just thought I would tell you about what someone else on SP has said.
Blessings

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