My advice in general: Don't STRESS! Don't let the holidays stress you out. It's bad for your health and well-being.
In regards to food: I am big on portion control and focus on eating a couple of bites of what I really want during the holiday gatherings and vacations and focus most of the rest of my foods on healthy choices. It seems to balance out well that way and I don't feel deprived. I have even lost weight this way! Even on vacations!
Exercise: I workout anywhere between 2-6x/wk. I don't always do what I consider a "workout" either...sometimes its just a lap around the block with my dog or walking to and from work. It still counts! Do what you can this time of year...it all adds up. I added extra motivation by downloading some new music for my ipod to listen to while working out. I also joined the gym this last summer because I knew this time of year when the snow is on the ground that I won't run outside - I could slip and fall and kill myself lol. Treadmill time!
I also enhanced my weight loss motivation this time of year by getting out my winter clothes - even some that are too small...so I can remember that I need to get to where they fit - even over the holidays. Come January, I am going to want them to fit, no matter how good that pumpkin pie was, I didn't need more than a small piece and only occasionally and I certainly don't need them permanently attached to my thighs! It wasn't THAT good! Lol. So I want to see a thinner, fitter me in January - no resolution needed!
Edited by: HAPPY2BTHIN4ME at: 12/15/2009 (19:32)
Life is better in motion!
191/180/145-155, 5ft10in tall mother of 4!
| Pounds lost: 13.5