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11/29/11 11:04 A

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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. emoticon

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11/27/11 8:06 A

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From now till the New Year . . . and beyond!!

Eating more salads [filling]
No night time snacking
Better portion control
Regular exercising
Looking at and picking out smaller clothes for encouragement!!

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11/27/11 2:54 A

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We don't do thanksgiving so don't have a problem with this

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11/24/11 12:22 A

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exercise and portion control happy thanksgiving

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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11/23/11 11:19 P

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Portion control, pre-planning, and healthier options are my tactics. I stayed within my calorie range last year so I'm hoping to do the same this year.

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11/23/11 10:34 P

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I am starting off tomorrow by running the turkey trot, here in Miami, and then I will come home and cook for my in laws.

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11/23/11 5:41 P

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For me its BLC SAC challenge that starts in December & continue with the Merriest Maintainer Challenge Nov 8 - Jan 2 Then back to the BLC challenge after the 1st of the year

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11/23/11 4:02 P

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Portion control and calorie counting.

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11/23/11 1:19 P

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No butter on the Turkey or in the dressing (I use low sodium chicken broth and my family loves it). The most important will be portion control. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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11/23/11 12:00 P

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I will continue to track my food (I use the SP app on my smartphone and this is an indispensable tool). I will exercise at least 3 times a week. Eventually I would like to work up to getting 20 minutes a day in. I will limit my junk food. I will stay active on SP.

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11/23/11 11:34 A

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exercising and eating in moderation


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11/23/11 10:02 A

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I have planned a totally different menu. No turkey and stuffing. We are having a slow cooked pork roast baked in butternut squash and applesauce and french onion soup, plus brussel sprouts, fresh steamed green beans/ and guacamole and baked blue corn chips for appetizer with fresh salsa. The only thing with a bit of calories will be a sour cherry pie/ but I only bought enough for one piece. So portion control and lots of water will help too.




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11/23/11 9:58 A

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Enjoy your stay in Africa. Always wanted to visit there.

For us, the meal will be very simple and I have it carefully planned so I won't go over on my nutritional goals.



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11/23/11 9:09 A

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Same here - portion control and NOT feeling like I have to try each and every dish that is on the table. Here is a great blog from my friend Mimi - I think it should be a 'must read' for everyone before the holiday meals begin:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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11/23/11 8:31 A

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Ta Da! Portion Control.

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11/23/11 7:47 A

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Like you I want to do portion control, hope it works.

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11/23/11 7:37 A

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What are your plans for Staying On Track for the Holiday season, Thanksgiving through New Years?

For me I will be in Africa for Thanksgiving. I want to do portion control. Then I'll travel to Omaha arriving on Dec. 3rd. I want to:
Stock my home with healthy foods.
Eat at home often, avoiding restaurants when I can.
Limit drinking soft drinks.
Avoid making Christmas cookies and therefore having them in my house.
Exercise at least 4-5 times a week.
Joined the SP Winter 5% Challenge which starts Dec. 3rd and goes for two months. That will hold me accountable.
Continue to SPARK!

How about you? What are your plans for staying on track?

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