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Beating the Holiday Food Fear


Thursday, June 30, 2011


It can be done. I have no fear about this long weekend. I have two barbecues to go to and of course the fair with fireworks. A lot of temptation, a lot of "off my plan" foods. That feeling of "how am I going to say no" to certain food is gone. I know I can have that funnel cake if I want, I'm just choosing not to this weekend. I know I'll be on line buying my sweetie some zeppoles and he'll enjoy them. I need to feel good about myself and that means not eating sugary snacks right now. The barbecues might not have grilled chicken, but I'll make due with what is being offered. It's just a way of eating that I choose for myself. I am going to hang with family and friends and that is what I'm looking forward to. Just think, you can have just about anything at the parties at a later date if you choose, so smile at those chips and dip and think bikini and most of all great health! I just wanted people to know it gets easier. I've been a fitness/nutrition person my whole adult life and trust me there were times I dreaded going out with my friends wondering how I would not have a beer and nachos! You can do it too. No more excuses!

Everyone have a safe and healthy 4th of July weekend.
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CCSDESTINY 7/28/2011 10:49PM

    It's been a while! I hope you've had an awesome summer :)

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RUNSWITHDEER 7/13/2011 1:34PM

    You are so right. Must have a plan to avoid those temptations. Seems like whenever my DW and I have a potluck at the house, no matter how many times we tell people that we don't need a dessert, someone invariably brings a cake, brownies. They need to be REPROGRAMMED! Sorry, but it gets me bothered. hehe

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NEENSTER1 7/4/2011 11:36AM

    emoticon make healthy choices. emoticon

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PINKBEANBOO 7/1/2011 3:55PM

    "No fear". You are the woman!

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TRAINER_T 7/1/2011 10:05AM

    Funnel cakes have you seen the new I-Hop commerical for them? Ok now I want one :-)

emoticon blog!

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1500LUNGES 7/1/2011 9:45AM

    I love how cool you are about the BBQ situation. Like "yeah, the food will be there but I'm not going to let myself be tempted."

I'm still learning to say no, and how to set boundaries. Well, saying no is not the hard part for me, its the questions that follow and feeling like I have to explain myself. I'm a people pleaser - always have been - but I'm making a conscious effort to please myself first!

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TRUETOMOLLY 7/1/2011 8:37AM

    Great blog. I love your encouagement to everyone! There really should be nothing we dread due to nutritional choice. We always have a choice to say yes or no!

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ALESHABEE 6/30/2011 7:03PM

    Girl I sooo love this! It's one of the most important lessons I've learned while training for my competition...and that is how to say no and politely decline food! It's such an empowering feeling to finally get to this point after years of always giving in. You are so right, we will be healthy this weekened and the funnel cake will still be there after the holidays, haha.

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PAULAMARIEF 6/30/2011 12:08PM

    Oh trust me there will be a funnel cake in my future!!!!!!

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BOOKWORM27S 6/30/2011 11:57AM

    emoticon emoticon

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MUMMYUK2 6/30/2011 9:31AM

    Remember this isn't a DIET it's a LIFESTYLE and you have to be able to live life to the fullest, which includes the occasional Funnel Cake emoticon

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LUVYA04 6/30/2011 9:24AM

    Thats right, We will be eating out of a cooler so my week can go to plan pretty well. though I did just check at the meat my Hubby bought from the Butcher Hmm well not as lean as I was hoping emoticon . But generally I am running around so much w/ the little ones I tend to lose weight and yes that will include eating a smore that one of my children will offer me so proudly emoticon .

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