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YO YO YO!! cough, cough HO HO HO!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It is that time of year for most of us who celebrate Christmas, and for those who celebrate Chanukah, Solstice or just enjoy being with family/friends for the holidays.



Yes that time of socializing with the pitfalls of possible self indulgence.

Possible? Oh yeah...

It is so easy to fall into the YO YO! trap while celebrating your HO HO!



What am I talking about? Well the scale and your weight becomes your yo yo, rising and falling with the choices you make.

Does this make me and you happy to see? No unless it is on the downward side of our weight, then I am very jolly indeed!



But how do we avoid the pitfalls of this holiday season? How do we remain Jolly and retain our HO HO! while losing that YO YO?



That is a tough one, but in a sense not so tough at all.

WE need to PLAN AND STICK WITH OUR PLAN.

That doesn't mean we have to deny ourselves everything. If you are dreaming of shortbread and sugar cookies; plum pudding is dancing in your head; your drooling over the thought of Turkey dinner and all that goes with it.

PLAN

PLAN to have A cookie.

PLAN to have A small piece of plum pudding.

PLAN to have this or that.

PLAN to have what it is you really really want.

And most importantly --

STICK WITH YOUR PLAN!

I PLAN to have the turkey, salad, vegetables those are all a go and fit into my plan anyways.

I PLAN to have a piece of pie or a piece of plum pudding. These are not normally in my plan, but by adjusting my food tracker that day I will indulge GUILT FREE.

I Probably won't have wine or alcohol. WHY? Because I CHOOSE NOT TO, as it DOES NOT FIT INTO MY PLAN.

You may make your PLAN SPECIFIC TO YOUR GOALS.

Now this is my plan for Christmas Day, what happens if we go visiting?

Well....
I USE THE SAME PLAN!!

Keep it simple. If you plan to indulge make room for it in your daily calorie count.
I will cut back on my Breakfast, lunch and snacks so that I have more wiggle room at Dinner if this is where my PLAN needs to come into play.

It is also easier to bounce back from a day or two of indulgence than it is from a week or more.

I will also PLAN TO EXERCISE to combat this extra intake.

Walk, jog, stretch, strength...whatever you enjoy as long as YOU MOVE.

Yep...MOVE IT TO LOSE IT.



I am off to run now, followed by cleaning my house and walking the dog.

I hope you are PLANNING AND MOVING.

Together we can Plan and beat the YO YO! and make the HO HO! our focus.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Angela




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PJC19671 12/27/2012 6:19PM

    Angela great blog. Loved it. But, I didn't plan and now I have to figure out how to get back on track. When your a carbs addict it's hard to get back on the wagon after you fall off. Thanks for sharing this with us I wish I had read it earlier. But, I was being bad over the Holidays so I wasn't on here much. Lets ROCK 2013 together and make it to GOAL.

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SOFT_VAL67 12/23/2012 11:02PM

    i planned to NOT have cookies, fudge or candy and i didnt
i did have a piece of prune cake
and a chocolate covered pretzel....the kind that people make at home.
and i walked, see, today was our family gathering, i have one more dinner here at home to get thru
but, i know i will not be fixing cakes cookies candy fudge or pie
and i will walk, that is my plan
happy whatever it is everyone celebrates

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PLMITCH 12/22/2012 9:56AM

    Very cute! And well designed too!

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MNJONES2 12/21/2012 6:33PM

    Yes follow the plan!! Merry Christmas to you.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/21/2012 12:12PM

    Thank you for the goodie. You look fabulous. Congrats on your success.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/19/2012 11:36PM

    Failure to plan is to plan to fail.

I have no idea who said that, but, you reminded me of it. It was the one I've been wracking my noodle to remember.

You are an awesome encourager.

Merry Christmas, Angela!

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MERRIKATE 12/19/2012 8:10PM

    WOW!! So inspiring, Angela -- adore it. Took the immense liberty of sharing it with my fb friends -- they'll be positively affected too. (Will remove that share from fb if you ask me to, tho'!)

Thanks, thanks, and THANKS, Kiddo!!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/18/2012 5:16PM

    Cute...and a good plan. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 12/18/2012 3:59PM

    Sounds like a wise plan, Angela~ *hugs* Keep up your AWE~some success! *hugs*BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 12/18/2012 3:48PM

    Hahaha. Awesome!

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L*I*T*A* 12/18/2012 3:19PM

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TWILIGHTEYES 12/18/2012 2:11PM

    Yay! Great blog Angela!!!

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BOVEY63 12/18/2012 1:09PM

    Great plan!
Love this blog!

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GINGERHAWK 12/18/2012 1:00PM

    Good for you! I'm confident that I can stay on plan where exercise is concerned but am a bit worried about my food plan for a few days. We're staying with my mother-in-law and I have no input on the cooking or the food we'll be eating. As a Southern woman, she LOVES casseroles and doesn't serve that many fresh vegetables. I definitely need a solid plan to avoid letting my weight creep up during the visit. Thanks for the reminder of how important this is!

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MARTY728 12/18/2012 12:43PM

    emoticon emoticon Wishing you and your family a GREAT Holiday season. Don't forget to box on boxing day! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/18/2012 12:16PM

    Great blogging Angela.
this is one of the best Holiday blogs I've ever come across.
It well deserves an award.
Debbie

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PUNKYSMOMMY 12/18/2012 12:09PM

    nice

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MISSILENE 12/18/2012 12:07PM

    ho ho ho. Keep away from the old snake.

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