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Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Happy December! Today is day 276 of my on track streak!

Its a new month....and also the last month of the year! So what are you going to do with it? I've read that the typical weight gain for the holiday season is around 5 pounds. I don't know if thats true or not, but I do know that the holiday season brings extra temptations and extra struggles.

In the past, I would treat December as a free pass to eat, eat, eat! After all, there are so many goodies around now that are not around at any other time of the year. So I always felt that I just had to have them all, and in huge amounts!

But this year is going to be different. I am NOT going to graze and graze all month long. Yes, there are special treats around, but that doesn't mean I have to have them all. I don't need to gorge myself. I'm not going to throw away any of the progress I've made since March. I've worked too darn hard for it!

I'm not saying I won't have a treat here and there. But I will stay strong. I will limit the amount of treats I have, and I will continue to exercise every day. I will track my food, and I will try to eat as healthy as I possibly can. I am going to enjoy this holiday season, but I am also going to remember that its not just about the food.

What is your plan for December? Whatever you do, don't throw in the towel and turn this month into an all you can eat buffet. Do your best to stay on track. Even if all you can do is maintain your weight this month, then do it! On January first, you will be so proud of yourself for staying strong!

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  • DAWN14163
    Hear hear! Wise words, as always.
    Have a great December!
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    2032 days ago
    Day 1
    9:30 A.M.
    So far, so good!!! emoticon

    2032 days ago
    I love how you always put inspirational pics with you posts and I often pick one to set as my computer background for the day! I used to look forward to the occasional "gift" that hubby would bring home from the office when other companies send things like cookies or fudge. This year, I'm telling him to leave them at the office!
    GREAT post!
    You are a wonderful encouragement to others!
    ~ t.
    2032 days ago
    A wonderful post. And one that really does lead to a merry Christmas!
    2032 days ago
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