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Thursday, December 27, 2012

It is December, how did Christmas go as far as health?

Well, I'm still recovering from an operation so my exercise has been pretty much nil for the last 2 1/2 weeks. But that will change today.

Somehow, someway I managed to lose a pound over Christmas. I treated myself to the stuff I liked, but kept portions under control. Basically, before every treat or rich food, I asked "Do I REALLY want this?"...if the answer was yes, I ate...if it was less than super-enthusiastic, I took a pass. And I only ate when hungry.

Oddly enough, today, after all the Christmas craziness, all I want to do is eat chocolate LOL. Well, had some, probably too much, and now I feel a little sick. A good lesson I guess.

Well, let's see where I am on Jan 1...the goal was 150 by Jan 1, and this morning came in at 153. No way I'll be losing 3 lbs in 4 days, nor will I try to.

So, quick lessons learned about Christmas this year (in terms of nutrition):
- many dishes on the table means lots of healthier choices
- didn't need bread...didn't miss it all...that's shocking
- diabetic chocolate...sent my guts into DEFCON 4
- Mom had fresh fruit on hand this year...that really helped
- everybody else's cooking tastes really salty to me
- I no longer crave potatoes of any kind...odd
- I have a hidden sweet tooth...when did this start?!?
- recorded everything...without fail...this definitely helped

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    Good for you!!! Congrats on the loss. :)

    And omg, everybody else's food always tastes super salty to me too!!! It drives me a little bit crazy. Nobody needs to cook with that much salt! If more people would just get used to eating less salt, they'd never miss it and I could have bread/cereal/spreads/veggie dishes/soups that aren't salted into oblivion!
    1933 days ago
    emoticon Good job! emoticon
    1933 days ago
    I think you did better than I did. I did not track. It was so busy, and I hadn't seen these people for 2 years. All I wanted to do was talk and play games and watch TV. My sister's roomate and I stayed up talking until almost 1:30 one night.
    My worst eating day was also the 26th. I think we're so geared up for getting through the holiday, then it's over, and we're caught without a plan for the day after. Or maybe our guard is just down. This is the best I have ever done with eating around my family, but there's a lot of room for improvement. My jeans are tighter than they were last week. I will weigh on Saturday and find out the (probably) bad news.
    1938 days ago
    Good for you to make right choices, keep up the good work :)
    1938 days ago
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