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Healthy December!

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Saturday, December 01, 2012




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Happy December! Today is day 276 of my on track streak!




Its a new month....and also the last month of the year! So what are you going to do with it? I've read that the typical weight gain for the holiday season is around 5 pounds. I don't know if thats true or not, but I do know that the holiday season brings extra temptations and extra struggles.



In the past, I would treat December as a free pass to eat, eat, eat! After all, there are so many goodies around now that are not around at any other time of the year. So I always felt that I just had to have them all, and in huge amounts!

But this year is going to be different. I am NOT going to graze and graze all month long. Yes, there are special treats around, but that doesn't mean I have to have them all. I don't need to gorge myself. I'm not going to throw away any of the progress I've made since March. I've worked too darn hard for it!




I'm not saying I won't have a treat here and there. But I will stay strong. I will limit the amount of treats I have, and I will continue to exercise every day. I will track my food, and I will try to eat as healthy as I possibly can. I am going to enjoy this holiday season, but I am also going to remember that its not just about the food.



What is your plan for December? Whatever you do, don't throw in the towel and turn this month into an all you can eat buffet. Do your best to stay on track. Even if all you can do is maintain your weight this month, then do it! On January first, you will be so proud of yourself for staying strong!




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VOLLEYGIRL77 12/7/2012 10:45AM

    Great blog! If only everyone knew waiting till January 1st doesn't work.

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COOKINGSTARS 12/6/2012 5:42PM

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EMILYDOODLE 12/5/2012 9:38PM

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BECKYLIZ 12/5/2012 4:18PM

    emoticon So inspiring emoticon

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ELLIE381 12/5/2012 11:06AM

    Great Pixie. I plan to do the same as you. Keep on pushing. emoticon

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KAREN_NY 12/5/2012 10:04AM

    Love it -- who wouldn't like Health and Hotness for Christmas? ;)

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YULLABELLE 12/5/2012 9:50AM

    Excellent

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TORTISE110 12/5/2012 6:38AM

    So true. Now is the time to focus.

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SHEILA234 12/5/2012 12:34AM

    Great encouragement; thank you. And Way to Go on your amazing journey this year!! :)

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SJKENT1 12/4/2012 3:38PM

    No grazing for me either!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/4/2012 12:24PM

    Great advice - thanks for sharing!
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EBURGITE 12/4/2012 11:20AM

    thanks for another inspiring post. emoticon

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PENOWOK 12/4/2012 8:48AM

    I absolutely LOVE your inserts!! ...AND your attitude!! You are a winner!!! Thank you for being such an amazing role model!

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DEBPRE16 12/3/2012 2:28PM

    Greta advice - I am glad you said about having some treats but not all of the treats. I want some treats too. Here's to a healthy December and a healthy New Year too.

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Debbie

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KARENCRANER 12/3/2012 1:23PM

    I love it! Enjoying the holidays is not just about the food!

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FIRECOM 12/3/2012 10:15AM

    Know what we may be facing during this challenging calorie month is the first step in planning our control strategy. Thanks/

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FATHINSN 12/3/2012 7:38AM

    It's a month before new year, let us make the last days of 2012 spectacular!!!

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FARIS71 12/3/2012 6:51AM

    So true. Doesn't have to be a month (or more) feeding frenzy.

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PCASEY7 12/2/2012 9:38PM

    Great advice Pixie and I'm sure you'll be following it! Thanks for a great blog!

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    Very sound advice dear .... thank you emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 12/2/2012 4:03PM

  Well said! I know I won't be able to resist all treats - I will even make a few myself, though I expect my kids to eat most of them - but I also know I am not going to binge on them. You are doing great - keep up the good work!

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LOGOULD 12/2/2012 3:06PM

    I am adopting a healthy living attitude this holiday season, but one of a healthy LIFESTYLE, something that I can live with FOR LIFE! Although I would still LOVE to lose a couple more pounds, I will not put myself under those demands at this time of the year. What I will insist upon is enjoying the season in moderation, maintaining my weight and committing myself to exercise - at least one mile (or ten minutes) every morning or more later in the day whenever time permits. I have even joined up with a couple of running groups and an old running buddy so that we can keep ourselves accountable,

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WILDASTER 12/2/2012 2:16PM

    I agree, I wrote a blog to myself about December too.

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SIMOFDIM 12/2/2012 1:48PM

    And a Healthy December to you too!

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MOMMY445 12/2/2012 1:15PM

    here's to a great December,Pixie! we can do this!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/2/2012 1:11PM

  As usual, your advice is gold!!! emoticon for being such an inspirational Spark Friend.

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BRAVENEWGRL 12/2/2012 12:06PM

    Thanks for the reminder. It's long overdue that I learn to find some balance during the holidays...

Great blog!

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SEATTLE58 12/2/2012 11:49AM

    Good plan! Good Girl! Thanks for inspiring me once again! For December:

1. I will track absolutely everything that goes into my mouth!
2. I will eat 4 freggies/day.
3. I will drink at least 8 glasses of water/day.
4. I will exercise at least 35 min. 3x/week. At least 10 min. on non-days. With my RA, that's pretty darn good! = )
5. I will maintain and try hard to lose 2# amidst the goodies! ya!

Hugs, Karen

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MIMIDOT 12/2/2012 11:46AM

    Right on! Start now and stick to your guns. We can do it!

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BRENDA_G50 12/2/2012 11:34AM

    You did it again!!! You inspired me emoticon of course you ALWAYS inspire me!!!

My plan for December is:
(1) To continue not smoking (I just got back down to the original weight I was at when I first started SP and don't want to mess it up)
(2) Continue tracking everything I put in my mouth (INCLUDING ALL THE GOODIES!)
(3) Continue exercising (even if it isn't one of my favorite things to do since I started going to the gym instead of Curves because of the costs...I couldn't afford Curves but I enjoyed the FREE WEEK...Thank you SP, I really enjoyed it emoticon )
(4) Continue tracking my water

Happy Holidays & Hope you have a very Merry Christmas
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NEWMOM20121 12/2/2012 11:34AM

    You can do it.

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