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Nov-Dec Beck Team Challenge: My Goals

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I posted this today on the Beck team message board for the Nov-Dec challenge, and I also wanted to post it here on my blog. Here is my goals for the Nov-Dec holiday season challenge. I didn't have time to post yesterday, but I started yesterday in spirit. My overall goal is to enjoy the holiday season and our special family traditions as much as possible, while maintaining my forward progress. I want to enjoy special pre-planned indulgences but keep proper portion sizes and maximize my exercise. No excuse not to keep up the exercise during the holidays!

1. Stay within calorie range on a daily basis, except for: Thanksgiving dinner, my birthday dinner (Nov 10), Christmas dinner party Dec 12, Hauer's party, Christmas eve dinner, christmas morning breakfast, Christmas day dinner, new years day dinner. But, these special meals must be portion controlled. All other food must be logged.
2. Any special treats eaten at any other time must be logged (I.e. Cookies, starbucks, wine, etc) and must fit in daily calorie range.
3. Continue to meet current exercise goals (aerobic or yoga 30+ min daily, weights 2-3 times per week)
4. Add extra 15-30 min of exercise at least 2-3 times per week
5. Continue to read ARC and other cards daily
6. Revisit any Beck principles as needed during this time
7. Continue to report to coach regularly, and prior to above mentioned special occasions for support with game plan
8. Report on this message board both missed goals, AND credit for successes, at least weekly (daily if possible)
9. No weight gain on Thanksgiving week
10. No more than 1 pound weight gain Christmas week

Good luck, everybody! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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    I'm glad you've decided to have your holiday traditions / treats. What is life without these rich experiences? I think it's possible to do things in moderation, and your goals will accomplish that for sure! Good luck with everything - you can do it!!!
    Laura :)
    2762 days ago
    LOVE these goals!

    2781 days ago
    Thanks guys! We have some very special holiday recipes in our family that I KNOW wouldn't normally fit in my diet, but they have such strong emotional ties for me, that it would just ruin Christmas eve and Christmas day if I couldn't enjoy them. So I'm trying to be realistic, maximize my healthy habits around the holiday to prevent those special indulgences from throwing me off my progress; and I'm gonna make darn sure that I control portion sizes. I figure that way, I will enjoy these special treats with my family, but I won't feel like a blimp after 2 days of eating (like I always used to!). Also, through my Beck Diet Solution work I will hopefully be able to indulge without falling off the wagon, and I know that 2 days of portion-controlled treats will be balanced out by a week of careful eating and regular exercise. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season as well!
    2789 days ago
    I may have to steal a few of your goals! I really like the way you gave yourself leeway -- just enough to allow some variance, but strict enough to still hold you accountable. Nice! Good luck this holiday season :)
    2790 days ago
    awesome realistic goals! love it
    2790 days ago
    Wow! I can tell that you are being very realistic which is a good thing. I like that!
    2790 days ago
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