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Another Celebration, Another Success!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I had my yearly family Christmas Party on Saturday nite and it was great! I was more focused on talking with my relatives and not so much on the food. It just amazes me how a change in thinking can make such a difference. I ate light during the day before the party but made sure I didn't go there starving. I had some of the healthier appetizers - fruit, shrimp and kept away from the cheeses and dips which were more fattening. Dinner I kept to my usual strategy and I did indulge in some dessert but didn't over do and I didn't go off the deep end because I had eaten some sweets. All these small successes add up and help to motivate me further. I can feel myself wanting to relax and let go for the holidays but I am not going to let myself do that. I am going to enjoy the holidays but not go overboard. I am thinking that if I get myself involved in a challege (and hopefully I can find the time to do it) it will keep me on track and accountable.

Thinking back over the past year I admit I'm not perfect but I am 18 lbs. or so lighter than when I started on January 4th and that is an accomplishment. I have also stayed with Sparkpeople all year and that is too a first. This makes me hopeful that maybe this time will be different. I am not losing fast, but I am losing and maybe, just maybe I will get all this weight off before long. I know its in my power and only I can do it. This will be the first year I won't make a weight loss resolution. I will just keep on sparking and continuing my journey for 2011! emoticon emoticon
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  • v DREMARGRL
    RAWWWK ON, MY NEW SPARKIE FRIEND! XO MaryAnn
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND & THANKS FOR THE ADD. I'VE ADDED YOU AS WELL.

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    1997 days ago
  • v LOVE_2_LAUGH
    I am so happy for you. You're making the right changes and taking the steps necessary to get you to your goal. Focussing on the company and not the food is so wise. Something I wish I was better at. Keep plugging along and you'll be where you want to be -- sooner rather than later.
    1997 days ago
  • v SHERWOODCYCLER
    You sound so determined and so positive. Way to go!

    Being perfect isn't the goal. It is making the little small changes that add up.

    You are well on your way. Slow and steady is better than fast, furious, and unsustainable.
    1999 days ago
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