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Staying Focused

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The next couple of weeks are loaded with activities and lots of guests coming to visit. When this happens I tend to fall off the wagon so to speak, and I don't eat as healthy as I should, and don't exercise. It seems when I get together with family or friends its all about "eating." We spend more time, preparing, eating, and cleaning up than we do spending time together. I have really had to think about how I can stay on track during this time. I will plan my menu better, having healthier meals, with less prep time. When the family goes to Czech Days, this becomes a real eating fest. I will really struggle, due to almost nothing served during this time is healthy. I will eat the food, but this year, I will be more aware of portion sizes. I will have fun this next couple of weeks, but I will also put myself first, and make "healthy dining" a priority most of the time. I have to have a kolache, roast pork and sauerkraut with rye bread or I wouldn't be Czech!
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  • IMAYARNIE
    You've got it! Enjoy the foods, but be aware of portions. Have fun, Peg!

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    3345 days ago
  • JILL313
    You have the right attitude just eat smaller portions at the Festival and you'll probably be doing lots of walking which will help burn off the calories! Enjoy yourself and do the best you can my friend. It will be great to see family and friends you don't see that often--so enjoy!!

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3346 days ago
  • CHICKY_HIP
    I love eating and festivals! Good thing they don't happen every day. Good luck!
    3346 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    emoticon Good for you! Part of the fun of getting together and socializing is the eating. You are so right--you have to have a kolache!! Even those of us who aren't Czech love kolaches!! Everything in moderation, as they say, Peg, and I bet you'll do great. Putting yourself first is a great idea and something most of us don't do very well, so be sure to let us knnow how that goes. Have fun and have a kolache for me. (Did I tell you I lived in the Cedar Rapids area for many years and as you probably know, there is a sizable Czech community there. They have a kolache festival every year, too.) Jeannie
    3346 days ago
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