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Simply Effective: Holiday Plan

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's 2 days after Thanksgiving, which we all know can start the downward spiral of over eating and "I don't have time to exercise, eat well, not be stressed," excuses.

I Will Not Gain this Season.

I hardly ate on actual Thanksgiving... I was just too busy to pick at the apps and didn't pick and taste as I cooked. I did, have some turkey and gravy and then some pecan pie... Enough calories for the day!

I have worked out each day and will continue to get in at least 20 minutes of fitness at least 5 days. If I am going to a party or a dinner, I will balance my day with lighter choices throughout the day and make sure I get in lots of steps and movement!

I am not going to stress the small stuff. I have plans to make most of my gifts, but, if they don't happen, they don't happen. I love the holidays. I want to make these things and decorate the house and send the Christmas Cards. I am not doing it because I have to. I think this is important to distinguish.

Anyway. Short and simple...
1) Eat well and enjoy the food of the season in moderation
2) Move lots
3) Spend time with family and friends
4) Not get over stressed about the small stuff...
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MICHIGANLORI 11/25/2012 11:11AM

    Good plan. I like "Not get over stressed about the small stuff...". I will add that to my plan.

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REDHATSHAPELY1 11/24/2012 4:09PM

    Great plan. You're right that the holidays are supposed to be fun. Great idea to prioritize your tasks. emoticon

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PEGGYO 11/24/2012 2:49PM

    Way to plan!

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LUCYLU22 11/24/2012 2:27PM

    I LOVE your idea about a simple plan. I think too often we try to make over elaborate plans to STICK to our guns and then if they don't always end well, it leaves us frustrated. GREAT job working out a simple plan for yourself!!!

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MYJUNIEMOON 11/24/2012 11:43AM

    Great Job!!!
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FITAT50 11/24/2012 11:33AM

    Nice! Are you staying accountable to yourself or joining our Interim round?

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/24/2012 10:05AM

    I like your attitude about the upcoming holidays! I may have to plagiarize some of your ideas. Wishing you only the best as you journey toward your goals. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 11/24/2012 10:03AM

    Good on you. Enjoyment is important. You can do it!

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PALMTREEGIRL1 11/24/2012 9:54AM

    Good plan! I agree about simple! I'm actually hoping to lose some!

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