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The Weekend Test

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I decided this weekend was testing myself for the holidays. I decide to let go a little and not think as much about what I was eating to see how that would fair. I know I tell myself going into the holiday season I will watch what I eat, but my biggest fault is mindless snacking, which our family does as if it is a sporting event. So I had to see how I may need to prepare for the holiday, whether to workout more or prepare for the damages.

Surprisingly, even when I am not "thinking" about what I am eating, I still do fairly well. When we had pizza for my nephews birthday party, I picked the one with veggies and did not add the cheese, and I had very few chips and dip. I did indulge in cake and ice cream but only a small bit. When I went out to eat with my mom to our favorite Italian place, I got the hot sub I wanted but only ate half, and started it with a salad.

Even without consciously thinking on what I was eating I did well, sure I may not have stayed within my calorie range, but I did not over by a ridiculous margin, and I still worked out like I intended. AND I still on drank water! AND I still lost another 2 lbs!!! So, although I do not intend to derail my efforts over the holidays, at least I know I am more prepared than I am aware. I am already planning to make a veggie to bring to the Thanksgiving party, so at least I will have something to eat with my turkey other than just green beans!!! I am thinking roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil and garlic, maybe a touch of parmesan.

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MARYBETH4884 11/19/2012 6:44PM

    Repeated behavior becomes habit, you are making smarter choices with less thought. Keep it up all holiday long and enjoy the times with family and friends!

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LMH1223 11/19/2012 12:59PM

    Way to go this weekend!! I have found recently as well that even when I'm "not being as aware" of what I'm eating, I still make pretty decent choices. It's good to know we can enjoy things and know that we don't need to make ourselves feel guilty for it.

Way to go on that 2lbs!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/19/2012 8:36AM

    That's great, congrats! Holidays are always hard, and no fun it you count every bite. I think we all relax a little = )

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DIBANANA 11/18/2012 11:25PM

  You sound like you are learning to deal with the real world. Good for you. Two pounds is awesome.

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