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Help Me Tell me what to take to the family Christmas Eve Party

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I did not handle the holiday parties at work very well.
Everyday for 12 days before the vacation people brought goodies to school.
For the first few days I just ignored them and I did not eat.
But people really got insulted that I did not participate and eat the things they brought.
I was like I personally insulted them.
So I would go and just take a taco, a cookie or something.
Then the last 2 days I was so busy I did not eat breakfast so I was hungry (mistake)I was stressed out and I ate the sweets.

So now next challenge
Every Christmas Eve we get together at my sister-in-laws.
My husband makes the fajitas, chicken wings and I take salad and veg tray.
I have stopped making Christmas Cookies because I can not stay away from them.
My daughters are old enough and they make the cookies. I try to stay away.
But the cookies and the Christmas candies are so good.
I do not want to deny myself but I need some help.
If I have just one cookie it turns to two, three, four until I have eaten tooooooo many.

I need a plan
1. I will eat some yogurt before I go so I am not hungry.
2. I will drink water and not diet soda or any mixed drinks
3. I will keep my plate full of carrots to nibble on.
4. I will stay out of the kitchen.

What more can I do?
What are you going to do to handle the holiday parties?

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MNNSAIDE 12/24/2011 8:12AM

    Just be allergic to all the sweets and food like me and know that you will suffer!!!

What I will do tonight before I go to my mom's annual Christmas Eve gathering is have my regular meal an hour before and then I won't be tempted. Granted I will cheat a little but I don't want to be sick the rest of the vacation!

I cheated a little on our last day of work - just so that I could taste - but it is over.

Good luck my friend and Merry Christmas!

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YJNANA 12/21/2011 6:07PM

    Watergate Salad Lite - NO marshmallows
Nutrition Info
Calories: 95.0
Fat: 0.0g
Carbohydrates: 20.6g
Protein: 0.8g

Pudding Jello Sugar Free/Fat Free Pistachio - 1 package
Crushed Pineapple w/juice 1 can 20oz.
Kraft Cool Whip FREE (Fat Free Whipped Topping), 12 oz.
Yoplait Light, Fat Free Yogurt Very Vanilla, 6oz.

Put the crushed pineapple into a large bowl with the juice).Sprinkle the pudding mix over the crushed pineapple.
Dump in the Cool Whip and the yogurt.
Chill & serve.

Number of Servings: 8 (ITS 2 PTS for WW), and its Pretty GREEN in color :)

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GMAJUJU

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ALPHASENIOR 12/21/2011 1:10PM

    You will be surprised at how much is no longer about feeling deprived, but instead is a good habit. You don't have to stress about what not to eat, you are doing wonderfully well. The holiday is for peace, love, good friends, creating memories, relaxing, smiling, sharing. Please partake of all the good things.
If a cookie or two or ten find their way into your mouth while you are smiling, then so be it!
Merry Christmas!

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DANMAR1 12/21/2011 12:27PM

  Buy yourself one of the Weight Watches Smart Ones dessert and tell yourself that is your special treat for handling things like you really want. You will not do without but treat yourself to one of those. One of life's hardest lesson (it seems for girls) is learning to not be a people mom told me when she saw I had a problem with that...if you try to please everyone, no one will be pleased but if you please yourself that means one person will be pleased..YOURSELF:). You can do it! We are out here cheering you on. emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 12/21/2011 11:57AM

    Brewmasterbill had a good answer. Taste whatever you want then remember where you came from and don't want to go back to. You want to be a queen, no?
Remember you have 2 pounds to lose before the end of the year. Two pounds are easier to lose than 5 or 10
Also you could take a fresh fruit dish.
That helps with the sweet tooth.

Comment edited on: 12/21/2011 11:59:02 AM

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MCJULIEO 12/21/2011 11:15AM

    Do you need to keep your hands busy? An orange to peel could help.

I like your ideas of the carrot sticks...

I don't usually chew gum, but gum in your mouth could keep you from chowing down on cookies...

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SIMPLY-EVA 12/21/2011 11:08AM

  Im with BREWMASTERBILL. Im going to eat whatever I want on those days. I truly believe that it is more about what you do everyday than on that one or two days. Im not a big turkey fan so Thanksgiving was not an issue for me but Christmas offers tamales and other yummy stuff. Its also at my home so I am not going to worry myself about it. The following day however I will get back on track... Good luck to you!

Oh, by the way, i read somewhere that ginger snaps or ginger bread cookies are actually okay to eat so maybe you could look into that for a little bit of sweetness.


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SKINNY1DAY 12/21/2011 10:50AM

    your goals are really good especially the water goal!

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NEWNAC304 12/21/2011 10:44AM

    I've been doing really good since Thanksgiving and don't want to gain back what I've managed to lose since then. We have 2 gatherings besides the breakfast and dinner that I'll make at home on Christmas Day. I'm taking some BBQ beef and a veggie pizza to one gathering and some baked chicken fingers to the other one. I'll probably take some fruits and veggies too so my husband and I can have healthy things to snack on.

Good luck!

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MARCH_ 12/21/2011 10:35AM

    I'm also doing your water idea. They have these specialty waters that are mint flavored- quells my desire for chocolate a little, and I allow extra in the budget to get a ton of them.
I love what you said on Holly's blog, about her heart. Thank you! emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 12/21/2011 10:28AM

    Don't let people bother you, their attitudes are their problem, it's your body. I ate junk on Monday, student brought me cookies and rich brownie for her birthday. They were good but NOT great so I wasted my calories and that made me upset that I kept eating hoping the last bite would be the best. I know I have to do better at my mom's. She is 82 but will have a spread big enough to feed an army. She is a great cook so that doesn't help plus I am more out of control when I see others eating. I need to take your tips and apply them. Thanks and hang in there!!

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/21/2011 10:12AM

    Personally, I plan to eat whatever I want for these occasions. A couple of days isn't going to make or break. Leading up to the event, I tend to eat a bit under my calorie range to save up calories. You can also employ some of your techniques like eating more of the carrots and such.

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End of the year

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I am on vacation from work A big difference. I can walk now 9 miles. Ok understand that most days I walk between 6000-10000 steps just at work. So this year I thought I would make myself have a Christmas boot came. I try to walk 6 miles in the morning and then another 3 mile by the end of the day. Ok my feet hurt but that is just like I feel at work.

My goal is to be below my weight at the beginning of the year. I have 2lbs to lose by the end of the year. I am going to do it. I will have a lose for the end of the year.
Help me!!

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DDCLEADER 12/21/2011 10:00AM

    You go Becky you can so this

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FERRETLOVER1 12/21/2011 7:50AM

    Success is right within your grasp - reach out & grab it!!


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Stress Stress go away

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Today was a much better day.
On Monday I wrote about how bad and stressed out I felt over the weekend.
I had a bad Friday and things got the best of me.

I was very proud that on Monday I did not turn to sweets chocolate instead I walked on my treadmill. emoticon

Today I got up walked and ate right.
I have my TOPS meeting and I am happy to say I lost .5lbs.
At work I felt good and was energized. I felt better and I am not going to let stress beat me.
I know how to eat and what to eat. I just need to do it.

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MNNSAIDE 12/7/2011 7:49PM

    Glad to hear your spirits up and running!

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DIDMIS 12/7/2011 7:38PM

    Go girl, go.

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FERRETLOVER1 12/7/2011 7:20AM

    Good for you!!! Great job turning to exercise instead of food! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STORMIWEATHER 12/6/2011 11:20PM

    An important part of becoming healthy and staying in balance is letting go of tension and stress. Exercise is an excellant stress relief. Good for you.

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JASSES 12/6/2011 11:14PM

  Good for you!

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Glad last weekend is over (just venting)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Last weekend was a very hard weekend for me.
At school on Friday we had our Dec. Festival.
Our Asst. Principal was sick at home, the principal had meetings so that left me to get the show going. Needless to say I had 3 classes in the library every period so I could not do much.
I must admit I was stressed. emoticon
Since I could not be in three places at once some things did not get done as quickly as some of the teachers wanted them to get done. I could just not do everything by myself. Really by myself on top of watching my classes. I did not sleep well over the weekend I was so upset at being hung out to dry.
The festival did not have a good turn out again the principal implied that I should have gotten the posters up earlier.
She did not say me but I knew who she meant.
I did not want to go to work this morning I am just tired of the last min. things.

Then on top of the Festival being a bust and not making much money.
My bookfair ended on Friday. Each teacher was given $150 to spend. The teachers were told to get the books and set them aside in bags so I could total up the amounts. Most of the teachers but the books in a bag with their names on the bags.
One teacher said she put her books on the table or on the shelves to be saved she could not remember where she had placed them.
Today the books got load on the truck.
The bookfair was picked up, her books got loaded with the other books.
Again to the office why did I load up the books.
I loaded up all the books.
The teacher did not tell me those books were for her.
She did not label them. How was I to know??????
I have a headache.
I took 1/2 day off. I went to the doctor to get my allergy shots and came home. I did not stop for chocolate. I did not eat ice cream. I took a nap and now I am going to walk on my treadmill.
I am an intelligent person'
I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.
Next week will be a better week.


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PAULA2012 12/5/2011 8:49PM

    Awe.. I totally relate! This time of the year is crazy, and with my district going right til the 23rd, I don't think I'll be ready for Christmas, but the good news is that it comes anyway, and I'll be able to celebrate being with my family.
Don't let other's comments get to you, sometimes we read into them too much. I think that it's sad that with education we have to look at ways of fundraising to make ends meet. I live in Alberta, a oil and gas rich province, but still we sell magazines every year to help fund activities not covered in the traditional budget. The days are only so long, and we can only accomplish so much. It is the way it is.
Good for you for avoiding the stress eating. I also love that you're in TOPS. It's totally changed my life and made me reach goals I never thought were possible!
I hope this week goes well for you and that you get to take some comfort in Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

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DIDMIS 12/5/2011 7:24PM

    Becky I am so sorry for your stressful day when you didn't feel appreciated for what you did do. I am proud of you for not eating emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
They would sure miss you if you were gone.

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MNNSAIDE 12/5/2011 7:13PM

    Hang in there!

Looks like it's time to move on - district?

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LKWQUILTER 12/5/2011 7:12PM

    Sorry you had such a bad day. I do know what you mean--been in that kind of situation too. As long as you know you did the best that you could, try not to let them bother you. They have to blame someone without blaming themselves. You did great not eating everything in sight and doing your exercise. ((HUGS))

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Really I could not walk in the morning

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tues. Day 2 was very hard for me to walk in the morning. I go up early but so did the baby girl

So instead of walking on the treadmill I ran around the house chasing her and trying to catch her for about 15 mins. She also helped me with the stretching.
Tues wrote in the journal and ate within the calories. Yea a good day.
I did go to the weigh in gained 2.5lbs. I am not worried that will be off next week and more.

Wedsday 3
Got up in the morning did my walking.
Drink my water, wrote in the journal and ate in the calories.
Still on track.

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MNNSAIDE 12/1/2011 5:02AM

    Good job! Chasing a toy with a pet is hard work!!!!

Can't crawl between furniture!

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FIREBALL_V 12/1/2011 3:16AM

    Great job tracking your eating and activities! Keep up the great work and it will come off!

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DIDMIS 11/30/2011 10:37PM

    I read this on your post and commented on your unusual exercise there.

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EMMALEIGHB 11/30/2011 9:36PM

    I have a hard time working in the morning too! Good job moving forward today!!!

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