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Psyched up for Christmas ~

Saturday, December 22, 2012



Yesterday, when I stepped on the scale, it read 200.0, today it reads 200.4, which is fine because I know it will find its way back down.

I could not wish for a more wonderful Christmas present. I believe that by Christmas day, I will be below 200 by even a small amount. I have not been below 200 for 20 years. WooHoo! Nothing can stop me now! My very first goal has been reached. From here on in, its all gravy. (maybe not a good choice of word lol

When I got below 200, I told myself a few things would happen. I am going to try not to weigh myself so often. I want to keep losing weight but the 'urgency' is gone. It will motivate me to keep striving and working my SP program to the best of my ability. I don't know if I will adhere perfectly to those rules but I will do my best.

I am set for, and looking forward to, Christmas. I have left a lot of things off my shopping list, that I have bought in past years. Chocolate and candy only for the kids' stockings. Very few cookies and treats. Lots of Christmas oranges. One pie and one small cheesecake for Christmas dinner.

I do plan to eat everything I want for dinner. Including stuffing and cranberries, which are actually my favorite part of the entire dinner. I have figured out my maintenance calories, which was not easy, and will be on maintenance only on Christmas day. Before, and after, its business as usual.

If ~ and the chances are not good ~ but 'if' I slip up, I will not beat myself up over it. I will just carry on.

I feel confident ~ but not complacent ~ that this will be a wonderful Christmas, regarding food. I will do my best to 'behave' and my best is all anyone can do.

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SMARTIN77 12/23/2012 12:36PM

    Congrats! That's such a great Christmas gift to give to yourself and a great way to start the New Year.

That's a great tip about maintenance calories. I'll bear that in mind when the time comes.

Have a great holiday with your loved ones!


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KATIEEMMA5 12/23/2012 9:51AM

    Congratulations on reaching 200lbs that's awesome!!!

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CSAGIRL 12/23/2012 9:48AM

    Yay for you! emoticon You have just the right attitude, and you have given yourself such a wonderful Christmas present!

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KADYSMOM11 12/22/2012 3:42PM

    You have a great attitude! You can do it Congrats on reaching your first goal! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 12/22/2012 3:40PM

    WooHoo!!! Congrats on reaching a Christmas goal. I just know you will make it. Such a sensible approach to Christmas dinner...maintenance all the way. Good for you. I am hoping and praying that some day I will reach Onederland with you. Keep on keeping on and you will succeed!!

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IOWAGRAMMA 12/22/2012 3:01PM

    Onederland is right around the corner for you!! emoticon Such a great feeling when you make it and it will happen soon. Re: the weighing so often...I admit, I do a WI every day, as I look at it as just one more thing to monitor instead of as a "reward" for doing well or a "smack" for doing poorly. Just my approach, and there are many pros and cons to whatever we choose. Great plan to figure out maintenance calories and use that as your goal for the day!!

Thanks so much for my wonderful Christmas gift! It is filled with all my hopes and dreams for 2013, as well as the motivation you put in it for me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love, Jeannie

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RG_DFW 12/22/2012 1:06PM

    Once in a while will not derail the train as long as the indulgence does not become the habit. You're doing great

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KARBIE18 12/22/2012 12:44PM

    Love your plan to maintain. Such a common-sense approach. I don't know about you, but, for me, this is for life. It would be wrong NOT to be able to enjoy holiday meals. Congratulations on meeting that goal, and keep on kicking butt. You rock!

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JMARIES51 12/22/2012 12:38PM

    Sounds like you are on a good roll. You plan sounds great and emoticon on reaching your goal. What a fantastic emoticon emoticon

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FITNESSWALKER63 12/22/2012 12:11PM

    Just the right sentiments! Thanks emoticon

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