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Holiday weight gain

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Recently in October I lost 15 pounds without really trying through more exercise and healthy eating habits. I have been eating more lately- thanksgiving, my anniversary, Christmas brunch with the Bible school ladies etc. I have gained 2 pounds back. I want to get back on track before I am back where I started. I had a healthy reasonable breakfast of 300 calories this am. I'm going to go to Zumba class tomorrow with a friend from Bible study. If I go with her I can try it free and see how I like it. Its geared for beginners and she says no one judges you. You can go at your own pace. Any ideas on how not to overeat with holiday goodies everywhere would be appreciated!

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CLAIREINPARIS 12/19/2013 11:32PM

    Good for you for losing 15lbs! Do you track everything you eat? I feel that when I do that it gives me a clearer idea of what I put in my mouth. But it doesn't make it much easier to resist, unfortunately. :(

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ROGERLEW 12/12/2013 12:06PM

    Holidays are hard for me also - I tend to nibble - and it is very hard to track nibbles - although if I nibble I tend to not eat as much as if I would take a full serving of everything - but I allow myself to continue eating when I should probably stop
The glass of water helps me - for a while
You'll have to tell us about the Zumba class - looks fun but never tried it
Good Luck - and keep at it

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CHANTENAY 12/12/2013 11:26AM

    Let us know how you like it! I'm interested in trying it. Have fun! I understand it's a real blast.

Comment edited on: 12/12/2013 11:27:39 AM

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USMAWIFE 12/11/2013 10:49PM

    remember before you eat to drink a glass of water 20-30 minutes before the meal to help fill you up

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DOVESEYES 12/11/2013 6:57PM

    As you know I love Zumba just do what you can it takes time to get the tempo but it really boosts your joy. As to treats at Christmas, eat what is good for you and one bite of what is not. As the SP article says its ok to throw it out in my case i spread one piece over a few days.

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PGHP31CK 12/11/2013 3:52PM

    Thanksgiving and Christmas are definitely a food obstacle course!!!

I've been tracking every bit of food I eat, allowing myself a few treats, drinking my water, and keeping up with my exercise--in other words, sticking to my plan as best I can.

We've all worked too hard to let the festivities derail us -- I'm paraphrasing GINGERLICIOUS53 when I say "I've worked to hard to let Christmas cookies/cake/treats define who I am."

Cheering you on, Karen!!! You can do this!

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JTREMBATH 12/11/2013 12:44PM

    hope you enjoy your zumba class.

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FITWITHIN 12/11/2013 12:30PM

    I hope you will enjoy the Zumba class. I love Zumba and go 3 - 4 times a week. I've done 4 Zumbathons this year alone. Just have fun and modify the moves when you need to. emoticon

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