Thursday, November 08, 2012
How can journaling help you in preparing to stay on your healthy journey for the holidays from Thanksgiving until Jan.1?
When I write things down, my goals and aspirations, fears and challenges that hold me back, I identify what it is I want and what is stopping me from getting it. From that I can develop game plans to over come the fears and leap over the obsticles.
Thanksgiving is a no-brainer for me. I don't really celebrate it as my sister's inlaws have been hosting it the past couple years (my sister's had breast cancer issues and was pregnant before that) and they smoke so I won't go. It works fine with me because I like the down time!!
Christmas I rarely get a lot of candy or food items other than low carb treats like Atkins which is part of my eating plan, so that's not a problem either. I only go to one small Yule gathering of just me and my bffs and we have a pretty strict guide of what to bring. Usually its not food food, but rather crackers and cheese (I get the crackers & cheese and I have found several lower carb, higher fiber ones :) ); veggies (we use ranch dressing for dip); fruit (I eat a limited amount); and ONE treat that is limited in quantity because we specifically buy something just big enough for one per person :) All of us are overweight, all of us are trying to lose, and we encourage each other. Other than that there's just the holiday party at work and that's a late lunch that have a buffet with a meal of meat, starch, veg, salad and bread. I just eat a healthy portion of meat, a limited amount of carb, plenty of veg and salad and A piece of bread. :)