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12/21/09 4:11 P

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Ok, I am feeling pretty organized and on top of things (retirement really helps around Christmas!), so here's my list of to-do before Christmas Eve day. Christmas Eve is our big get-together with friends and family.

1) meet daughter and family for dinner tonight and bring 8 year old grandson home with us
2) attend visitation for friend's mother tomorrow morning
3) get haircut tomorrow afternoon
4) grocery shop tomorrow night
5) make cookies with grandson
6) take gifts to neighbors across the road
7) prepare food for Christmas Eve afternoon get-together
8) prepare appetizers for Christmas Eve night
9) prepare casserole for Christmas morning

Geez, this list is alot bigger than I thought it would be! But all quite do-able! I just need to take each day at a time. I have lists for each day on my counter.

I really want to focus on staying on track with calories and sodium.

I bought the Heinz No Salt ketchup this afternoon and am anxious to try it! We had some baked fries last night and I was really wanting some ketchup, but was not willing to use regular.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Sue
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12/21/09 2:49 P

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This is actually how I have been getting through the holiday this year. I usually go at it hard, without lists, without pacing myself and by the time Christmas rolls around...I am sick, or shortly thereafter.

This year I made lists and time frames to follow, rested when my body was telling me I needed it and tried to at least get a lot of walking in, even if I didn't feel like doing anything else.

I have made cookies, but I do them in batches where I make up the dough ahead of time, cool it in the fridge, then scoop it onto a paper plate, throw it in the freezer to harden and then ziploc them until I need to bake. That way I am not tempted to eat them and they are fresh made whenever I need to give them to someone. I do fudge this way too, make it, then put it in the freezer until it is time to give it to someone.

As for my list, here goes nothing:

- Do a few loads of laundry
- Dust entire house (though is not bad, mainly a touch-up before company comes)
- Make up another batch of cookie dough and freeze, along with some more chocolate covered pretzels for hubs. (Need to give some to a neighbor, share while in-laws and mom are here, etc.)
- Wrap two more gifts
- Do some crafts with son and just have fun drawing
- Go get bloodwork done and run to the store for some last minute items
- Rest, though also exercise and keep moving, drink water, eat right


-Cindy-
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12/21/09 2:49 P

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Happy Tuesday to all! Only Three more days until Christmas...UGH!

Your challenge today is to make a list of things you need to get accomplished by the holiday. You can either write your list here, or put it down on paper. The idea is to SEE what you have to do. Check back in by the end of the week to see if you accomplished everything on your list.

Make sure to drink your water and get in at least 20 minutes of exercise today to.

Have a great day!


-Cindy-
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Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team

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"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


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