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12/20/12 8:26 A

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Nothing out of a wrapper is definitely going to save me a ton of calories! In addition to only having my treats for dessert, I am only going to have one treat per day- no more of this sweet treat grazing I am accustomed to.

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12/16/12 8:28 A

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Haha, I asked my parents for less candy as stocking stuffers. Gave them the idea of small sampler packs of coffee instead. This year, I'll be throwing out most of the Christmas candy I get. I'd rather splurge on homemade cookies, bars, and other treats than mass produced junk. The one exception is a bag of peanut butter m&ms... I just absolutely love those things.

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12/16/12 7:04 A

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It's good to have a plan!

This year I decided we would put much less candy in the Christmas stockings.

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12/14/12 11:24 A

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KYLAR, that sounds like a great plan, I think I'll implement #1 myself, and attempt to do #2 :)

The other thing I'm going to try to do, even though I don't do it normally, is try to get some kind of exercise. It's very cold where I'm going, but I actually love taking walks when it's really cold out, as long as there's snow. I will also volunteer to help shovel snow if necessary, and we are probably going to do stuff like going sledding and building snowmen with BF's nephews (which I'm super stoked about... that's what happens when you grow up where there's no snow LOL). I think adding in the extra bits of activity will help counteract the extra calories I'll be eating.

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12/14/12 7:19 A

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So I have a horrible sweet tooth. At home over Thanksgiving I at way to many desserts and now with going home for 3 weeks over the holiday season, I had to come up with something to stop myself from binging again, but still let myself relax and enjoy friends and family. I blogged about this but here are my two main rules that will help me I feel. One of the comments on my blog here was "This should be known as a Moderate's Guide to Christmas" so I figured I'd post my top rules here.

#1 Nothing out of a wrapper
I won't eat any store-bought treats this year. There are plenty of homemade ones that are so much better. A Snickers shaped like Santa is not special, my mom's peanut butter blossoms are. I'd rather use my calories on those.

#2 Treats are only for dessert
I can enjoy a cookie as dessert after a lunch no problem, but I don't need to grab one because its three in the afternoon and I'm walking by the cookie jar. A slice of pie after dinner is ok, but not another one late at night.

I think these two rules most of all will help me with my grazing problem, since there are always red and green M&Ms or something sitting out on our coffee table. If I stick by these, I think that'll cut out 75% of the sugar from last year, while still allowing myself to fully enjoy all aspects of the season. That's what moderation is about, isn't it?

Merry Christmas all
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