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12 Plans of Christmas...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Not 12 days, but 12 plans for December.

1. Stop being so damn horrible to myself, the guilt is eating me up and its horribly unfair.

2. ENJOY CHRISTMAS, we see our families so little, I'm not going to not eat my Mum's home cooking, nor refuse a drink at my fiancé's.

3. Weekdays are workdays! In every sense of the word, follow my planned menu.

4. Work food is cheat food... seriously, quit eating comforting winter foods at work.

5. Um, exercise? After being ill for a long time, exercise has taken a serious back burner, you PAY for swimming... so USE it!

6. Don't buy lots of un-necessary food for Christmas, buy things that are traditional and emotionally motivated... not just because things are on offer.

7. Real turkey! Going to cook for the first time my own whole turkey! (delegating roast potatoes as I suck at making those)

8. Order Wedding Cake Stand, to do the horrible complex maths of multiplying cake recipe to make enough tiers to fit the stand!

9. Organise taking Ebony, in her Father Christmas suit, into work for the children.

10. Make no promise about what nebulous number my weight will be come January 1st.

11. Don't eat for the sake of eating, think WHY you are having something. Do you really want it? Or just because its because?

12. New Year, New Plans... cliché to the extreme, but the 7 month countdown to wedding will begin in earnest, and I canNOT concentrate on weight loss around Christmas and its making me miserable every time I enjoy something.

So it really is new year, new plans to come...
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    lots of sound advice here, have fun with your xmas turkey! i have done it a cpl times and it feels really good to see it coming out of the oven all golden brown on your own steam! :)
    1927 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Just make the right choices Pookie and you will get there!
    1928 days ago
    Being slim is nice, but being loved is so much more important! Enjot your Christmas and New Year, and make sure that everyone enjoys having you there.
    1928 days ago
    Thank you for sharing!

    1930 days ago
  • MARTY728
    emoticon Do not feel miserable! Stay with your plan. You have an exciting goal in 2013! Have fun cooking the Turkey! emoticon
    1930 days ago
    I love making lists! I find if I write it down I'm much more likely to stick to it.

    Good luck, I know this is the most difficult time of year for weight loss. Those 7 months are going to fly by!
    1930 days ago
    emoticon plans! Especially # 1! Enjoy the season!
    1930 days ago
  • ADELE66
    Sounds like a great plan to me!!
    1930 days ago
    Great plans! Everyone I know is cooking their own first turkey this year. emoticon

    Reynold's steam bags have a turkey bag, and your turkey comes out great in it. I know your turkey will be wonderful

    1931 days ago
  • KITT52
    good plan....do what is best for you

    1931 days ago
    Great plans but make sure to stay as happy as you can. I hope you stay well!
    1931 days ago
    Love your 12 Plans of Christmas; I might steal this idea and post my 12 plans! emoticon
    1931 days ago
    It always helps to have a plan!
    1931 days ago
    I think I need to adopt about 10 of these. Obviously the Ebony thing doesn't apply to me :)
    1931 days ago
    I think this is an excellent plan! Enjoying the Holidays with your family is WAY more important than the number on the scale. I'm with you girl *HUGS*
    1931 days ago
    Please post a picture of Ebony in her Father Christmas suit. That's assuming she'll sit still for it.

    Merry, Merry! emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I can tell that you have really given this a lot of thought. I think that your plan is emoticon Have a very Merry Christmas! emoticon
    1931 days ago
    Great plan Pookie, sometimes we are our own worst enemy!
    1931 days ago
    You are so freaking on it girl!
    I needed this so badly right now. A quick guide on how to remain sane for the holidays and eat like a normal human being. TY!
    1931 days ago
    I agree with you on so many area's.
    Guilt is horrific and I am learning not to do that to myself, if I have a blip, do you know what it is only one blip in a day when there are so many days yet to come.
    I am concentrating on the future, not the past, especially things I cannot change, I have finally realised it is wasted energy.
    I too am going to enjoy my Christmas, I think it is the most sensible thing to do, I don't know about you but if I make myself miserable I am more inclined to over eat!!!!! and eat badly.
    What I think a lot of us suffer from is not looking after "ME" and we have too, nowadays life seems so busy and the easiest thing to let slip is ourselves.
    Go easy on yourself, if you find it helps definitely plan for work, I make my meals the night before so I know what I am doing, has taken me a while to do this but it is finally coming together.
    Enjoy planning your wedding, how exciting for you, have fun.
    Sorry if I have rambled emoticon
    Take care my friend
    Big Hugs
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    1931 days ago
    if concentrating on weight loss makes you miserable, don't concentrate on weight loss. instead, enjoy the moment, enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the way your muscles move under your skin, enjoy the taste and texture of whatever you are eating, enjoy the sights and sounds and smells around you. be mindful and in the moment. if you are following your health lifestyle plan, the weight will take care of itself.
    1931 days ago
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