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
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current weight: 162.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,290) Posts: 35,060 11/27/11 8:06 A
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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current weight: 130.4
Fitness Minutes: (33,711) Posts: 10,334 11/23/11 11:34 A
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.
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?
"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.
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