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11/21/14 7:43 P

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The Holidays are here again and All those Tempting Foods.
How will U keep your Holiday Consumption Healthy?
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1/11/14 12:09 A

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Holidays are officially over.
Did U gain any pounds?
If Not, what was your secret?
And what are your plans to lose any weight
U have gained?

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12/9/13 5:00 P

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Holidays are Upon Us. What will U do to Keep Off the Pounds?

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10/6/13 8:16 P

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Holiday Season is upon us Luscious Latinas.
How do U plan on staying Healthy? with ALL the Temptations!
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12/24/12 4:19 P

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Holidays as Latinas is definitely different than the rest of the American society.
We come from 3 Cultural backgrounds.

Native American (South, Central or North)
Spanish
African

With this Blend we are bound to B different.
How do U & your Familia Celebrate.
And how do U as an Individual resist the Temptations?!

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11/29/12 11:55 P

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The Holiday Season is Here again.
How are The Luscious Latinas surviving with All the Food?!
Share your Ideas!
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This year, I went caroling with the boyfriend (my first time ever caroling) and it was fun. I didn't know the lyrics to the traditional Christmas songs when I thought I did. There was a Lebanese man who asked what other ethnicities were in the group and I represented us. He then asked if I knew any Christmas songs in Spanish, to which I didn't. I know the famous Feliz Navidad song, but just the chorus. So my resolution for next year is to learn some Spanish songs for the holidays.

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.... So you don't have to suck it in later...
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This is the first year I didn't spend the holidays with my family. I spent it with the boyfriend's family and it made me appreciate all of my family's traditions for Christmas. How I missed my tia's tamales, my abuelita's famous champurrado, us all playing Mexican loteria after dinner using pinto beans and betting a dollar each game, watching TV with the guys, alcohol being accepted in any occasion, the one tio who gets drunk and makes everyone else laugh with his singing. I also missed all the CDs my mom played during the holidays... the ones of mariachis playing Christmas songs. In his family, they didn't welcome games and frowned upon hearing that the family drinks beer.
My boyfriend has a newborn nephew (only one) and they want me to teach him Spanish. No se si mu mama me tiene envidia pero porque me trata mal, no le quiero ser ningun favor. I'm going to save all my Spanish for my future kids, it's the one thing us as latinas should pass on to our children. I don't want our cultura to go away. Not criticizing or being mean, but time away from family made me appreciate all the small things during this time of year. I made champurrado one day and his family said "it tastes like chocolate and rice". Rice? Needless to say, they didn't like it. I hope everyone had a nice Navidad! Y les deseo un prospero año nuevo!!

Edited by: SHIROIHANA at: 12/27/2011 (11:04)
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Every year I take my seniority vacation (2 weeks off) during the Christmas holiday. During those 2 weeks I make it a huge priority to work out (even more than I already do). I tell me myself that I'm ending the year with a bang and beginning the next year with one as well. Thus far I've been hitting the gym every day since Saturday. After a killer workout there's no way I want to come home and grub.

Not to mention during the holiday there are a ton of holiday parties. I love dressing up! So in order for me to fit into a dress that I really love, I know I have to keep my food intake under control. It's a mental game that one must play. I have to weigh my priorities....dress, cupcakes...dress, cupcakes...looking hot in my dress usually wins (BIG SMILE)!

Hopefully my ideas have been beneficial. Good luck ladies and remember out with the old and in with the new!

Happy Holidays!


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12/17/11 12:31 P

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Apparently I am The only Luscious Latina concerned about ALL The Food during The Holiday Season or the only one typing about it-LOL Or Maybe all Our Team mates found the secret and are not sharing with me. Share with us your secrets to avoid weight gain during this Season of FOOD!
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12/11/11 2:52 P

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Come on Luscious Latinas, Where are U @?! Hopefully Not @ the mall spending that hard earned cash & eating that unhealthy food. Let's talk about it and Motivate eachother to Stay Healthy during the Holiday Season.
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11/21/11 6:58 P

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Alright Luscious Latinas,
It's that time of year again-
The Merry, Joyful & Food filled Holidays!
Lets share our Plans to stay trim and yet Enjoy this wondrous time of year!

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Happy New Year 2011! lets keep up the positivism all year long, its not going to be easy, but keep focus! emoticon

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I hope U all had a Safe and Enjoyable New Years Eve!
Now lets start this New Year off Right!
Motivation, Exercise and Eat Healthy!

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12/19/10 6:36 P

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Come on Luscious Latinas lets share our Ideas, Recipes and Strategies for the Holidays! Your Idea may B the 1 that keeps others from gaining 5 pounds during this Holiday Season!
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12/18/10 8:45 P

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Blessed Latinas We are! Another year of Holidays!
Still more-Posadas, X Mas Festivities Y tres Reyes and of course The Nuevo Ano celebrations.
Every year for the Holiday season we are blessed to have Comida but in most cases here in the U.S too much food! so we over consume. Dont resist the temptations just enjoy in moderation!
Happy Holidays!

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12/25/09 1:20 A

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Alright not much activity during the Holiday season.
Not much activity on our page lately. Everyone is busy with Posadas,X Mas parties and Christmas shows ETC. So lets enjoy the festivities and of course the great food in moderation of course.
And lets make sure we include some dancing,walking and other physical activities so we can work of some of that Xtra food we have consumed.
Hope to hear back from everyone about how great their Holidays were and everyones innovative ways of maintaining a healthy Holiday season.
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12/29/08 4:04 P

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So lets share what did everyone eat for Christmas?
I had Tamales de pollo and some sweet Tamales two days prior to Christmas.
The day of Christmas we had a traditional Turkey,mashed papas,gravy and corn oh and stuffing and cranberry sauce.
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12/12/08 5:04 P

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Does your family celebrate some unique traditions come Christmas time? Although many of these practices may seem silly, the holidays just wouldn’t feel the same with out them!
Check out some of our favorite Latino Holiday traditions:
In Puerto Rico, children celebrate the festive Dia de los Reyes by placing hay under their beds to feed the hungry camels of the 3 Kings.
We all know the real reason kids play along is because there will be a present where the hay used to be the very next morning. It’s like the Latino version of tooth fairy!
The tradition of eating 12 Grapes to commemorate the months of the year started back in the motherland, España. Now it is celebrated all over Latin America, but seems to be most popular in Mexican celebrations of the New Year. Pop 12 grapes while making twelve wishes and your dreams will all come true.
¡Sabroso! Coquito, is hands down the best Latino Holiday tradition we can think of.
Made mainly in the Spanish Caribbean, the delicious blend of coconut milk, cinnamon and the all important rum, make it an irresistible part of any holiday celebration. Bottoms up!
For Dominicanos, packing a suitcase and walking around the block on New Year’s helps to ensure safe travels and luck for the following 12 months.
Now, we all know Latinos are a little impatient, maybe that's why so many of us adopted the celebration of Noche Buena. Instead of waiting for the sun to rise Christmas Day, many Latino households stay up until the clock strikes 12 midnight on the eve of the holiday and proceed with the opening of presents. A huge advantage Latino children have held over gringos for years!
No one really knows why wearing yellow underwear on New Years Eve helps bring good luck, but it couldn’t hurt, right? All over South America, the yellow panties are flying as ladies change into them before the New Year strikes.
Cubanos, on the other hand, believe that a clean slate must begin with your house
(sounds like Mami put them up to this one!) After cleaning your entire home, take the bucket of dirty water and throw it over your balcony at midnight to wash away any bad energy from the previous year.
Tucking money around the house helps bring prosperity according to Ecuadoreanos. Just be sure you remember where you hid the dinero, or else New Year’s Day will not be so fun!
Tell us: What special holiday traditions are close to your heart? www.latina.com/lifestyle/home/our-fa
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Okay so this is the second holiday season on my journey and I have to tell you that it is HARD!!! I am not trying to be discouraging I am just telling you all the truth. There is so much and everything looks so good. But not to fret there is a ray of hope. WATER! AGUA! WATER! AGUA! WATER!

I think you get my point. I found that drinking water and keeping water on me was my saving grace. It made it easy to just look at the pasteles and know that I could resist if I downed some water instead.

Another tip is keep chewing gum on you. It does work. There are a lot of tips that work, but I think the most important one is knowing your limits and enjoy in moderation. So in essence just what Gina said. But no matter how you look at it; M'ijitas it is hard!!! emoticon

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11/23/08 1:10 P

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I feel the same way I won't go crazy but I will enjoy a little of everything THANKSGIVING is huge for us all the family gets together I will just workout a little harder the day after.

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So the holidays are among us and being Latina most of us come from big religious families. Which equals lots of fun and food. Well let's embrace this not stress out about all the food. Thanksgiving is only one day and Christmas is a month away.
One day a month to eat what you like is not going to make or break us. So please enjoy the holidays and lets remember to workout!!!!

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