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Saturday, December 01, 2012

It is Dec 1st and what do I want for myself this month?

My goals for BLC fell by the side even though I did keep up but getting rid of these last pounds is taking a lot of energy that I just didn't have.

I need develop a reasonable plan to maintain my current weight and not gain during the holidays.

1. Eat until satisfied and not stuffed, slow my eating down and actually taste the food.

2. Don't graze, if I don't know what I truly want then don't eat until I figure it out. I still have posted on the pantry "It's not in here"

3. Have healthy snacks at work and eliminate the hard candy and not eat while in the car.

4. Groan and starting this off with a groan really explains how I feel about exercise. Always wanted to have that "high" but with my back and knees...I don't. So, having said this I will exercise for a mandatory 15 minutes/day regardless!! This I am declaring is a promise I am making to myself even when in pain or tired.

5. Yes...the food journal, I know it is important but I think my problem is that I tear out a page and then fill that out and toss it. Need to keep it in the journal book so that I can know without a doubt where/what are my triggers.

This is especially important during this holiday is day 1 of my adventure!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAISHA100CJ 12/7/2012 6:26AM

    Great plans for this month! I will join you! Have a wonderful day and please know emoticon . Hugs, CJ

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BELLAMEMAW 12/7/2012 5:51AM

    This time of year is so tough. I find that if I approach it as I would any other time of year, it takes a lot of stress out of my day and continue to make healthy choices. Sounds like you've got a great plan. Hang in there! emoticon

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WENDYDANCER 12/4/2012 8:58AM

    You have a good plan. I know what it's like to have knee pain. But as you wrote, even 15 mins is a step in the right direction. Love "It's Not in Here"!!!! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 12/4/2012 7:02AM

    Carol Plan sounds very reasonable for the holiday season

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ERIECANALGAL 12/4/2012 12:07AM

Great plans for a difficult month. emoticon I know you can.
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LIZARDG7 12/3/2012 4:41PM

    Carol - I love your ideas. Don't graze - just makes sense! It's not in there - I love it and will put this on my fridge too! Eat until satisfied, not stuffed - this will work very well with my mindful eating! And last but not least, the food journal - it helps so much to see it in writing and keep it and not just throw it away!

Thank you so much for your plans! I know it will work for us! Hugs, Lizzie

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NUTRON3 12/2/2012 5:43AM

    very good goals

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LYNMEINDERS 12/1/2012 11:42PM

    Great goals and achievable...go you

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_LINDA 12/1/2012 11:19PM

    Great set of goals! I am thankful for Spark's trackers -that is the reason I lost all my weight and am keeping it off. Is there a reason you can't track online? Its so much easier then trying to keep track of papers and manually adding it up.
It sounds like you need to get into water aerobics with your pain issues. Using a floation belt, you can 'jog' and generally work out in the pool putting no pressure on your knees and having the bouyancy of the water to support your back. I lot of people with joint and pain issues have found the pool a lifesaver. No one wants to exercise if they are in pain. Or perhaps you can see a physiotherapist to get an exercise program designed for you that won't cause you any pain. This is also why I love the elliptical -it didn't matter how bad my knees & back got -I could always use it because there is no impact.
I wish all the best with this -its so hard to stay on track with food during this season of temptations!
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READYBETTY 12/1/2012 8:52PM

    Great plan and these are things I need to work on, too.

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KATI5668 12/1/2012 8:39PM

    We all know it is one day ..oh heck one meal, one minute at a time..
Your goals sound reasonable & doable...
So you go girl!!!!!

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/1/2012 7:18PM

    Looks like a very good plan. I am a big fan of daily tracking of food and daily "Just Do It." Good luck!

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CINDHOLM 12/1/2012 3:55PM

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/1/2012 12:19PM

    Nutritional and fitness trackers have become the most important part of helping me to maintain my determination. And yes, my determination sometimes needs a pick-me-up (insert prayer here). Continue doing the right thing and eventually it may even become the natural way of doing things. You have a great plan. May you continue to bless your temple with healthy living.

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AEHEGE 12/1/2012 12:12PM

    Carol, I am certain that your plan to focus on maintaining is a good one for success during holidays. After the holidays, you can reassess and decide your new goals. You have an excellent plan and one that will you can do.

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TWNOMWE 12/1/2012 12:02PM

    Great Plan.
Stay focused!! emoticon

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HERBKAT 12/1/2012 11:44AM

    Sounds like a good plan! I'm with you on the exercise thing. It's really tough when you're in pain, but we have to do it anyway. I've wondered about swimming, even tho' I'm a dog-paddler. Is that something you could do?

Have a great December!


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THEADMIRAL 12/1/2012 11:32AM

    Good for you, Carol! Just writing about it will help you with your goals. Take it one day at a time and baby steps, keep tweaking your plan. This looks like your Christmas gift to yourself! emoticon emoticon

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JASMINEROSE999 12/1/2012 10:37AM

  I love #1 and #2! #1 is one of the hardest for me because when I am hungry I seem to stop thinking and just eat so fast I have no clue what some of it really tasted like :)

These all look like great plans to me! Wish you all the best!

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GETSALONG 12/1/2012 10:36AM

  emoticon realistic & doable! emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 12/1/2012 10:24AM

    Yes, yes, yes!!! Commit to the exercise, do it, and it gets easier and you feel better and better. At least that's the way it has worked for me. Very smart of you to set goals and write them down. You are doing it!! Take care.

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JMCADE 12/1/2012 10:15AM

    Great job! Do you mind if I copy and tweak for my exercise numbers? You put everything down so clearly. Here's to a successful December.

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RHONDALYN10 12/1/2012 9:55AM

    Sounds like a solid plan to me!!

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