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Wow, This Christmas I Actually WILL Lose Weight Instead of Gain

Thursday, December 09, 2010

It is happening. I am losing weight, even though historically I gain about 7 lbs this month as part of my guilt-free eating. Who was I kidding? I should have put this plan into action years ago. Anyway, I am staying on my plan and focussing on healthy food. I had a few treats over Thanksgiving, but managed to lose weight That is my plan for Christmas, too. One piece of mince pie, not the entire pie. It tastes just as good. I have to be at a certain weight for my surgery check-in on December 30th, and I will get there because my surgery tool and new healthier life is finally more important than stuffing myself with a bunch of holiday goodies-junk that stay with me for the entire year. Thanks to my Options Preparation Class and thanks to SparkPeople for support, motivation, and information. The best Christmas ever is here. emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLEMAMMY 12/11/2010 2:48PM

    Congrats to you you are a winner already emoticon

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KELSHEI 12/10/2010 4:14PM

    You're doing really well! Good luck with continuing on the losing trend and you'll have a successful check-in at the doc's.

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GYPSY_D 12/10/2010 10:20AM

    That's awesome...congrats to you for losing!

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KMIRANDA2000 12/10/2010 10:17AM

    Most people gain between 10-15 pounds during the holidays...let's not be them!


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Yikes II

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

My surgery is January 3rd, and I have to be at a certain weight on December 30th for my surgery pre-registration. This is really hard because I love Christmas eating, which is why I need surgery. When it comes to food, I have been very indulgent with myself over the years. Now, I am having a real struggle avoiding all of the holiday goodies, especially at work in the afternoon. However, I am drinking lot of hot tea (which is soothing and satisfying) and making it through, literally one day at a time. Christmas is more than food, and if I want to see more Christmases, I had better learn to concentrate on the other aspects and leave the goodies alone. I really WANT my tool, and I really WANT to lose weight so that I am healthy and fit, so I really DON'T want those chocolates and cookies! emoticon

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VAMPIREQUEEN1 12/8/2010 6:07PM

    Relax and take a few deep breathes(let them out slowly) every time you get frustrated or worried because everything will work out! You have lots of support here(I am included)! Your hard work WILL pay off in the future! This is also a good time to experiment with healthy goodies(low fat, etc.)! Have fun with the changes(look at the bright side always)! Good Luck and if you need any more support I am right here!

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One Month Til Surgery and goodies abound--yikes!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

It is Christmas time and there are treats and goodies everywhere. Having my surgery on January 3rd means I have my hospital pre-registration on December 30th and I had better be at my weight or my surgery may be delayed. It will take all of my strength and motivation and a lot of Sparkpeople to keep me focussed on my goal. One friendly [person thinks I should just enjoy the holiday for one last time. However, in the past I have gained an average of 7 lbs. during Christmas. I can't risk that this year, and it doesn't go with my changed attitudes towards food and eating that I have gained through my preparation process and by participating in the SparkPeople website. So, keep your chocolates and cookies to yourself, while I sip my protein drink and stay focussed on my healthier weightloss goals for 2011. emoticon

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KELSHEI 12/3/2010 9:38AM

    I know that the holidays are all about celebrating, but NO ONE needs the amount of goodies that most workplaces teem with every year. I know mine does. I start my liquid diet on Sunday, so goodies will probably be harder to resist, but I'm gonna do it! I know you can too. :-)

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DSETTLE64 12/2/2010 8:04PM

  I wish you the best of luck getting ready for your surgery. Not sure what your pre-op diet is like, but mine was very strick. My surgery is next Wednesday and I am so excited and ready. I know this will be a hard time, but by doing the surgery and getting your health back, not only will you have this Christmas but many more. You will do just fine!!
Good luck

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Looking Forward To My Post Surgery Life

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanks to all of my friends and my sister who have already had their surgeries, I am thinking about my eating and exercise plans for my post surgery life. I have gotten many good tips and advice from them, plus the training I got at the Positive Choice "Options" Class. The time to plan is now. All of my non-surgical friends say live it up because this is your last holiday before the restrictive post surgical life. However, I am thinking all my "living it up" from holiday seasons past have put me in a position where I now need the surgery to get my health and productive life back. I am thinking differently now. My plant-based diet is very satisfying. My daily exercise is helpful and rewarding. So, I am lucky to have the benefit of all my friends and family to help me with this new life. This will be a different holiday season, I am looking forward to it. emoticon

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APRILSHOWER555 11/15/2010 7:41PM

    Don't won't really miss anything. Thanksgiving is around the corner and quite frankly, I don't really care about the food, but rather I'm looking forward to the company! You get used not eating all that food. You know when enough is enough. So, don't worry. Food won't be on your mind all the time. :) Enjoy the holidays!!!

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MINIMOE1 11/10/2010 7:09PM

    Hope your post surgery life is all you've dreamed it could be. You are very brave.

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Ryanne is having surgery today

Monday, November 08, 2010

One of my best friends from support group is having her bariatric surgery today. I wish her all the best. She has so much heart and compassion. Although, I am a little jealous because my surgery is not until January 3rd, mostly I am happy for her and my prayers are with her today for a speedy, incident-free recovery, and a new healthier, slimmer lifestyle. All the Best, Ryanne. emoticon

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NENATO2 11/9/2010 9:46AM

    Hoping she has a text book surgery and a very quick recovery!

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NICOLEBA47 11/8/2010 9:37PM

    Same here,
Wishing her the best on her surgery and a speedy recovery!

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HACOME60 11/8/2010 7:35PM

    my wish if the same for your friend.

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