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Bah! Humbug! Just call me Scrooge...

Friday, December 17, 2010

I am ready for the holidays to be over. No, I NEED the holidays to be over. Even after four months wtih SparkPeople, I just cannot resist some temptations. Holiday baked treats are the worst for me to be around because I simply can't walk away without tasting. While I haven't been out of control, I have still eaten more than I need to. I really, really wanted to continue to lose over the holidays, even if it was only a pound, but it would help me prove to myself that I CAN do this - even with all the goodies surrounding me.

On a positive note, I am maintaining, and I am racking up fitness minutes and mileage like I never have before. At least I am motivated enough to combat the extra snacking with extra exercise. In retrospect, maybe it is good for me to be exposed to all of the temptation, and even give in to it - I am creating new fitness habits, and even exceeding some of my own expectations with my weekly minutes, mileage, and calories burned.

I saw the Broadway show "Mary Poppins" last weekend, and something she said frequently has stuck with me - "Anything can happen if you let it". That has been my mantra in my head this past week, alternating with scolding myself for eating the snacks, and I think it is helping to overpower the negative feeling and bring more positive thoughts forward.

So, as I head to a holiday/birthday party tonight, I will not be Scrooge, I will be "practically perfect", and remember that Anything can happen, if I let it.
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    I understand the frustration with the holidays, I think my best advice is enjoy and indulge just keep portions in mind so instead of the whole goodie maybe just a square, it will help you feel less deprived and less stressed.
    2588 days ago
    I bake for a big holiday party, but use low fat dairy products and such to lower the calories. Then I send everyone home with the leftovers, so that DH and I don't have as much in the house. Works for me - and controls the celebrating.

    2589 days ago
    Everything gets easier with enough time. Keep your chin up!
    2589 days ago
  • MEMES74
    Try not to feel to guilty for you little endulgences during the Holiday season...sometimes guilt can lead to other negative thoughts...You sound like you have got a plan, keeping up with your fitness is a great way to keep motivated. My doctor told me to let Christmas be a free day to eat what you want, and I think going into knowing I can will give me the willpower not to, does that make sense? Anywho...have a very Merry Christmas and keep up the good work.

    2590 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Way to Go!!! I love your attitude!

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    2590 days ago
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