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Christmas outcome

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas with my family was wonderful! My two oldest sons traveled to come home which made it more special for our teenage son and my husband and I. Sorry our daughters, their husbands and our only two grandchildren couldn't be here, but we understand!

I was afraid about losing control yesterday with food. I had decided to loosen the reigns that I have on what I eat and did go over my usual. I had a sugar cookie that my daughter in law made, but told myself to leave some of it. I was able to do that. I am going to keep doing that when I allow myself a treat as I see it as an exercise in self control.

It wasn't fun to weigh myself this morning and see that I was up 1-2 pounds from earlier this week! Yet, I am thrilled with my deep desire to go workout today! A year ago, a weight gain would have been so depressing that I couldn't work out! What a difference Spark People has made in my life. (saving that for a different blog)

I earnestly pray for my fellow sparkies that we would be able to enjoy the special things in this holiday season including special foods, but that we would do so in MODERATION and that we would keep exercising to help our bodies and our minds stay focused on our goals.

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RRCAIN 12/29/2009 12:26PM

    I think you did wonderful. It is much more important to enjoy time with your family during this season than get overly stressed. When you sons leave get back on track and enjoy the memories you had with them!

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/26/2009 11:26PM

    I, for one, am kind of in the same boat. My weigh in is tomorrow and I fear the worst. However, I will still be less than what I was when I started, so there is some good news. We'll see what the morning brings.

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RITAROSE 12/26/2009 10:11PM

  Thanks for your support! This is what makes Spark People so fantastic! You all have a great week between Christmas and New Years! emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/26/2009 9:14PM

    I think you did good Ritarose. Like someone else said, that 2#'s could just be water gain and you will get rid of it in no time.

Back to business this week.

Hugs, Sunny

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MKPRINCESS007 12/26/2009 11:03AM

    Oh, these holidays can be brutal with regard to food............shake off that 1-2 pounds, you can fluctuate that much within a day with water etc. It is allgood! Move your bod today and watch your food and you will be back on track again! Nice job leaving part of the cookie...........not an easy feat! :)

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HEALTHQUESTER 12/26/2009 9:20AM

    Great job! You are trying experiments to see what works for you, and given your rational conclusion to the outcome...it seems that this is a strategy that works for you! Fantastic! emoticon

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