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What a Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

My gift to me today was to totally enjoy tasting all the goodies! I decided not to track today and I ate so many "forbidden sweets" that I am totally stuffed!

So, I had to get my sparkpoints - I attempted to log my foods into the Nutrition Tracker and am sure I am woefully off, but probably pretty close.

I ate close to 2 days food, salt, carbs, fat - you name it, I ate it!

Do I have any regrets?

No! I don't have a single regret for over-indulging today. This was my Christmas present to myself and I not only ate like I enjoyed it, I enjoyed what I ate.

Could it have been worse? Oh my yes! But I was just too full to eat another bite, lol.

Will I weigh tomorrow?

Oh my yes! Because I need to see the number on the scale, no matter what it is.

I know my weight will be up tomorrow but I also know I didn't really gain a pound let alone the 2+ that the scale might show.

Now to flush out all the fat, sugar and salt I consumed during the remainder of this weekend. Fruits, veggies and lots of water. Can you say "soup"?

I only hope that everyone reading my blog also had a great Christmas and no regrets. It is one day a year, a day to celebrate my saviors birth and like it or not, we celebrate with food. It really doesn't matter what religion you follow; most religions celebrate with food and it never seems to be low-calorie foods.

Today I celebrated my life.

Tomorrow is another day and I return to my Spark Program.

Love life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

**edit: 12/26 -
weighin 123.7 - still within 5 lb range from 120 but higher than I would prefer.
Already did the treadmill for 2 miles and had a sensible fruit-filled breakfast!
Did some ST already too, more to follow later today along with mega-veggies!

***edit: 12/27 -
weighin 122.0 - still doing my ST and eating my freggies!

12/28 122.1 - but still doing ST!! and eating my freggies and drinking my water!!

12/29 121.7 - coming down again! Still doing ST! No veggies today emoticon but 4 fruits emoticon

12/30 121.9 - still doing ST. Circumstances made leftovers the only choice for very late lunch - eating fresh fruits instead of veggies this week. Got to use them up!

12/31 122.0 - ending the year up a bit but doing so much more ST that I don't care! See y'all next year!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
USARUNNERGIRL 12/29/2009 12:56PM

    Sounds like a great present to me. Glad you enjoyed.

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KNITTABLES 12/27/2009 10:20PM

    Glad you enjoyed your cheat day, I did too!

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    Good for you! Glad you CELEBRATED. It is a special time, once per year.

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ANNIEONLI 12/27/2009 6:56PM

    Teeheehee....came to pay you a blog visit too...Loved the blog! Fudge? of all things!! CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK!!

Glad you had a great holiday....I'm off to food shop tomorrow morning and cut up all of the fruits & veggies for the week; even on our trip upstate, I'm bringing fruit.

Rock on!! emoticon emoticon

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GRALLEN 12/27/2009 3:10PM

    Out of the entire year, we have to have at least one cheat day. Glad you enjoyed yours.

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SOPHIADARE 12/27/2009 12:12PM

    Merry Christmas!

With almost six months at goal weight, one holiday isn't going to return you to a constant overeating habit or stop your exercise habit.

Good for you for a great attitude -- one I really admire!

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/27/2009 6:58AM

    Christmas is all about celebrating being alive, and you are certainly one very lively being. So glad you shared your Christmas, Hugs.

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WATERMELLEN 12/26/2009 7:27PM

    Sounds very sensible to me! Also fun! And fun is essential!

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LAURAANN821 12/26/2009 1:04PM

    You are so cool! I'm glad that you had a fantastic Christmas, and a tasty one too!!! I did cheat, but I kept it to a minimum.... I guess if you think that 10 Anise Cookies is a minimum! Love them, and I enjoyed.

I do think that we celebrate Christmas with food, and I think we can all enjoy small indulgences once or twice a year.

Hope the New Year brings good health and happiness to you and your family!

Laura emoticon

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MARTY19 12/26/2009 11:14AM

    What I love about you is you don't whine and blame everyone and everything for what you did. I'm so glad you enjoyed every bite you ate. Way to go. I didn't track but as soon as I get home I will be back on my scale. I too enjoyed and if there is a price to be paid I gladly pay it because it was worth it.

Love you,

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WALKINGANNIE 12/26/2009 9:49AM

    As ever, you have such a balanced and sensible attitude. I'm glad that you enjoyed Christmas. You deserve every treat that you had!

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LOPEYP 12/26/2009 7:41AM

    Glad that you had a good day and indulged. I did the same. Overall I did much better than I did last year. That's a victory.
Now to hit the treadmill!

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JULIETFOX 12/26/2009 6:59AM

    Delighted to hear that you had a lovely Christmas

I had a great one too, with a delicious dinner

But today it is back to the exercise :)

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_VALEO_ 12/26/2009 3:27AM

    I'm glad you had a great day with your family, and guilt-free in the food department.
All family gatherings involve food, and you're right it is never a "light meal"!

You go, girl!


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/25/2009 11:23PM

    I did eat more than usual yesterday and today, but it was a matter of dropping the restriction from a calculated -8 lbs/month to -6 lbs/month. (300-400 more calories than I usually eat)

I tracked everything and did my exercise. Tomorrow it's back to the -8 lbs/month intake.

I considered it part of the experimentation I need in order to slow down the rate of loss as I get closer to goal (less than 10 lbs left). And yet I did get to taste more things than I would have otherwise. So for me it was a way to get close to the edge without actually going out of my comfort zone.

I did gain .6 lbs between yesterday morning and this morning. Tomorrow will be interesting.

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ETHEL_MERMAID 12/25/2009 10:48PM

    emoticon THAT'S the spirit, Linda! What you had was a planned holiday feast, a healthy way to celebrate life - especially on Christmas! I take mental notes on how you deal with all these challenges, and I'm glad you met this one with joy and enjoyment! - Susan emoticon

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STEPHANIE0904 12/25/2009 10:21PM

    Love life is right!!!! I believe their own times for everything. Today was a day your chose to eat what you chose - good for you - I see nothing wrong with it. You will get back on track and be just fine. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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MEADSBAY 12/25/2009 10:08PM

    You are, once again, my hero.
That's what I did today, too.
I had a wonderful ONE DAY indulgence and loved every minute of it.
Merry Christmas!
elizabeth> emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 12/25/2009 9:38PM

    Thank you. It's good to know just how you did it. You'll be just fine.

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MSMAKEOVER 12/25/2009 9:04PM

    Awesome blog. Thank you for sharing Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and had a good "guilt free" day. You've worked very hard and you surely deserve it! emoticon

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    A great attitude. Why spoil a perfectly perfect day my beating yourself up. Like Bob Crachit told Ebenezer Scrooge, "It's but one day a year". You earned today and you enjoyed it. Good!

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