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10/19/12 3:41 P

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I am fearful of the holiday baking as well. And it starts with Halloween. But, I am already preparing by making good choices in each recipe as much as possible. I think the portion control is what really makes the difference. I know I will splurge big time if I restrict myself, so just allowing a little makes all the difference. Of course, I say that now, well before our Christmas Cookie baking and decorating day. We will see!!

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10/19/12 1:26 P

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I bake A LOT!! Before I start though I make sure I have a meal or snack, then brush my teeth so I'm less likely to snack. I portion control everything, leftovers are sent on the road with bands that have stayed at my house or taken into office at my church. Out of sight out of mind =)



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10/19/12 5:15 A

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Thanks! The thing is, I LOVE to bake, so does my step-daughter (who said I was fun because we made Halloween cupcakes), and my two year old wants to help too. And although I love the taste, I don't love the results.

I'm also considering looking at Hungry Girl dessert recipes. I just need to experiment before I hand them out for the holidays.

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10/18/12 11:01 P

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Those are some awesome ideas. I personally don't cook, everything is done at my parents house and I will go help my mom but leave it all there. :) I like that. Less temptations. Plus for the most part it is sugar free so still not great for you but not as bad as some stuff is.

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10/18/12 1:24 P

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I think those are great goals for your holiday baking!! I'm a spoon licker too!! I bake a lot of pies and cookies because that's what I try to give out to the people we know! A lot more cookie dough gets eaten than baked in my house!! Good luck with your baking! I have faith that you will be able to do this!

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10/18/12 5:51 A

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It's that time again. Cold weather and upcoming holidays add up to my annual holiday baking. This normally includes tons of cookies, a pie or two and at least 3 homemade cheesecakes. It also means leftover cookies, pies and cheesecakes.

I have multiple goals this year in regards to this.

#1 NO SPOON LICKING!!! especially with my 2 year old watching. Can't start her on that habit.

#2 leftover treats are brought to work. Leaving these in the company cafeteria will guarantee a fast disappearance.

#3 smaller cookies, thinner slices of pie/cheesecake. as tasty as these are, I can't afford the calories.

#4 since each cheesecake is going to a different family dinner (parents are divorced so we get 3 Thanksgiving dinners emoticon ) leave the leftovers behind if I can

��Jolene

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1st goal: 330.6 lbs
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4th goal: 283.4 lbs
5th goal: 269.2 lbs
6th goal: 255.8 lbs
7th goal: 243 lbs
8th goal: 230.9 lbs
9th goal: 219.4 lbs
10th goal: 208.4 lbs
11th goal: 198 lbs (Onederland!)




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