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Christmas Countdown... BRING IT!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

We are ONE MONTH away, folks!!! There are going to be a lot of challenges in the next month. I've decided I need to devise a plan right now!

I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving. I'm an introvert so it's going to take me awhile to get back to my normal self. I'm exhausted: physically from the traveling and socializing, and emotionally from the situation with my family.

My weight goals for the next month are to at least maintain my weight, and at best possibly lose a couple pounds.
My challenges are, of course, the socializing and food involved in celebrating the holidays. My first event will be on Dec 9th (a Cookie Exchange Dinner Party). This is two weeks away! I need to be light on that day so that I can indulge without consequence.

For Christmas we are going to Florida to spend time with my husband's family. We will be there at least a week and half... possibly longer. I ALWAYS gain weight when I spend time with his family. I just enjoy eating with them... and we eat A LOT when we're together. There are several factors at play here, and I won't go into them. I just know I have to fuel up to create a mindset that will not allow me to pig out daily while I am visiting with them. It would be a catastrophe to gain 10-15 lbs in 2 weeks. And I know that is precisely what will happen if I don't figure something out right now!

So... my plan right now is for the next two weeks to be strict. This is a time of Thanksgiving recovery and Christmas preparation. I will be at least 142 lbs by the time I go to my in-laws for their dinner party.

I'm going to conquer this holiday season!!!
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Here's my Christmas Tree

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNY160 11/28/2012 5:18PM

    Cookie exchanges can be managed. Whatever cookies you receive you either a) give away, or b) throw away. There are usually church or fundraiser functions they can go to.

I freeze one or two of each kind, though, just to have "single treats" on hand for when you get an urge for a sweet without bringing a whole package of cookies into the house.

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BOOKWORM27S 11/27/2012 9:56AM

    I know you can do this! You met your goal by Thanksgiving, and you can do it again. I know it is difficult to get back into your routine. I'm the same way, social situations and family gatherings totally drain me. I just want to get back home and back to my familiar routine.

Oh God, I HATE cookie exchanges!!! One year I ended up with 6 doz. cookies from one of those type of parties. That was back when I weighed in the 150's, and I didn't throw them out.

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JADOMB 11/27/2012 1:35AM

    You've got it wired, no doubts here.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/26/2012 9:35PM

    Yes! Positive mindset, preparation, guidelines, mental and emotional got this.

Christmas food will not overcome you! You will have a great trip and accomplish all your goals.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/26/2012 5:50PM

    First of all - lovely tree! Second I think it is great that you are devising a plan well in advance and recognizing what will be hard about the month. Thanksgiving is not really hard for me - Christmas is a completely different situation - all the parties are hard, usually not too many veggies lying around at them...oh and NOG...mmm...No nog for me this year. I think I am going to do my best to not overindulge.

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MYRTROSE 11/26/2012 5:35PM

    Right on! I am so glad you're doing these blogs! It seems so reasonable and doable when I think about what you've written. I guess it removes all the emotional attachment to the food, i.e. holidays.

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ROCKMAN6797 11/26/2012 3:58PM

    You are definitely going to kill it! I love the advance preparation it sounds like that is the way to go. You got this!


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OOLALA53 11/26/2012 3:44PM

    Strict moderation is going to be your best preparation... emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 11/26/2012 2:30PM

  I need to get on a conquering plan myself - the holiday season is such a killer. I managed to maintain through Thanksgiving but there are so many more events for Christmas that pose a challenge. Let's do this!

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CHRISTINASP 11/26/2012 11:44AM

    PS - lovely tree! I think I'll put that picture up on my wall, instead of getting my own tree! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 11/26/2012 11:43AM

    "I'm going to conquer this holiday season!!! "

Remember to enjoy it, also!

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MARTY728 11/26/2012 11:06AM

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ERIN1957 11/26/2012 10:56AM

    You got a plan, you have the knowledge, you are preparing and you will do it!
I just know you will own this holiday as well as you did Thanksgiving. Finding what works for you!
God Bless you and victory be yours! emoticon LOL

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POISONGIRL999 11/26/2012 10:23AM

    Go you!!!! Having a plan is better than no plan at all. You'll get through the holidays just fine.

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