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Staying on Track for the Holidays!

Friday, December 13, 2013

How can I keep up with a healthy diet and fitness programólet alone lose weightówith so much going on? The Christmas season lasts for weeks! There are more parties, more potlucks, more food gifts, more cookies and well, just more everything! How do we survive?

That answer is simple: Stick with your plan. I've overcome temptations and slip-ups before. Every day poses challenges, Why should the holidays be any different? If I want to lose weight this month, I can. I just have to choose to stay in control, one day at a time.

✳To accomplish that, I'm going to track my food every day. If I slip up and succumb to temptation, I'll count it and try to balance out my day's calories with a lighter dinner choice.

✳Planning is also a must! Each Sunday night, I'll make my menu plans for the week.

✳I'll include plenty of Freggies for snacks with an emphasis on the "veggie" part!

✳I'll continue with my streak of exercising at least 20 minutes each day - making time for my workout!

I read: "Don't Make Mountains Out of Molehills! - It's easy to go over your calories one day and feel like a failure. But remember that it takes much more than one day of overeating to thwart your progress. Accept your slip-ups, learn from them and move on."

✳I won't let any slip-ups derail my overall effort! I need to stop the mentality that says - "I blew it - I may as well continue to blow it!"

✳ I will not give up!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_BACK2BASICS_ 12/17/2013 7:27PM

    A spark friend of mine posed the question, " If you get a ticket for running a red light, would you continue to run more and acquire more tickets?" The all or none mentality is the same. We can chose to emoticon . It is after all a choice. We can always turn around. We do not have to blow the rest of our day because of one less than stellar choice! emoticon

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LITTLEDEBI 12/17/2013 8:24AM

    Gracie having determination & planning is the biggest part of this journey. I know you will do your best, if not I am always here to give you a kick..
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FLAMENM 12/16/2013 7:23PM

    Stay calm and plan on.

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SINGER73 12/14/2013 1:46PM

    Planning is definitely key to success. I also succumb to the mentality that I slipped up so oh well. So I also won't let slip ups derail me and just get right back on track.


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PEGGYO 12/14/2013 8:38AM

    Great plan

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MOTHEPRO 12/14/2013 8:20AM


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FRANNIEDID 12/14/2013 7:10AM

    Great Blog! thanks for the reminders

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LOPEYP 12/14/2013 6:03AM


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SUSANBEAMON 12/14/2013 1:00AM

  good way to deal with the holidays and the rest of the year too.

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/13/2013 11:52PM

    Just read thus blog everyday and do most of it and I bet you will find yourself in a good place in the new year. Healthy Holiday

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XXMILAXX 12/13/2013 11:48PM

    emoticon emoticon plan!!! emoticon

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