My plan for "staying on track" is portion control and eating only what I want to eat. We ate Thanksgiving at home (just me, my husband and my brother-in-law) so I had control. Since I have been retired for 3 years now, there are no more Christmas parties at work to tempt me.
Christmas will be at my in-laws house and I will only eat what I want and in the amount that I want.
In my weight loss and get fit plan I want to have a strategy that I can follow for the rest of my life. I don't want to deny myself anything that I want (though I am picking lower calorie and using portion control). My exercise has to be something that I can continue with forever.
Will this help me lose weight? I'm not sure. But maybe I also need to "settle" for a little bit more weight than the charts show. I'm not obese just in the "overweight' column. I have a pair of jeans in the next size down that I periodically try on to gauge where I am. I'm almost "there". The gauge on the scale seems to be "stuck" which can be disheartening, but once I get into those smaller jeans, I will be very satisfied with my progress on this journey.
@AMARILYNH, I read MiMi's blog. Enjoyed it. Love her "menu" idea.
Bonnie S. - Greenbelt, MD
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby to be picked up & laid down like a game of Solitare. It is a grand Passion.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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