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My First Gain

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"You're never beaten until you admit it." ~George S. Patton

Well, the title of the blog says it all. I gained this week. A pound. It's the first time since rejoining SP at the beginning of October. I'm not at all surprised though. This past week has been a bit of a free-for-all and I know it will continue tomorrow and probably Friday just because I have no intention of celebrating Turkey Day any differently than I usually do...with a delicious dinner, followed by pie, and then leftover sandwiches later in the day, followed by more pie...and lots of wine to top it off. emoticon This is my favorite holiday and, unfortunately, it's very food/beverage centered, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I have 364 (ok, well after Friday, Christmas, New Year's, and my birthday it's really more like 359-ish) days a year to be good. I do make a promise to myself to get back on track right away on Saturday. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!
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    Just a guy opinion here Jess, but I think your approach was well balanced, well thought out, and a great idea. You rock!
    1601 days ago
    Well, a big part of the solution is recognizing wherein the problem lies - so you're a big step the right direction! This IS a journey and not a destination so it's good to have a balanced attitude about the whole thing!

    1602 days ago
    Sometimes that pound is all we need for more motivation to watch our figures and charts. Turkey Day is a hard day not to over eat, especially when you go to someone elses home to eat and they don't have anything that might be a substitute. I tend to eat more fruit and the vegi sides and then make sure I get some of the turkey white meat. The pie is what is hard for me to resist, put pumpkin pie does have less calories then apple, or pecan pie.

    Your doing great in your Life Style Change, Keep Up the fantastic work!
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    1606 days ago
    HI !!! Remember with SPARKS it's a "LIFESTYLE" we are living,,,and for some (I do not celebrate any) this means HOLDIDAYS. If you enjoy them,,, you DO SO. As you said,,, you eat well ALL the other days,,,and on SPARKS we are "NOT" A "DIET" which says NO NO DO NOT HAVE AN ENJOYABLE TIME !! And comes with GUILT !!! Here we do NOT come with GUILT.

    So we'll see ya back on Sat,,, I HOPE the gain for the week isn't to bad for the team,,and for YOU !! NON THE LESS you KNOW and I KNOW it'll come RIGHT BACK OFF so it's NOT THE WORSE in life.

    I ALSO Love turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sands,,,, which I DID have a few weeks ago, when I fixed a turkey. YUMMY !! AND YES I DID ALSO Gain, but, now it's GOING BACK DOWN !! PHEW !
    1606 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Just a suggestion, but more exercise and you can still eat what you want. Take a couple of walks, eat in between, maybe it will help you some. I know that I am planning on eating too, not like I used to, but like I did last year, I had all the thanksgiving stuff in moderation-pie too and I didn't even gain-I didn't go for seconds and thirds, haha. I was really surprised, My gain came at Christmas. I wouldn't feel bad, like you say, it is only once a year and we can work hard for the next 25 days before the next one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, sorry about your gain, but you'll get it off.
    1606 days ago
    I like the balanced approach. I am not a Thanksgiving day food type. I am a ham girl. So Christmas I can eat what I want and will focus on recovery afterward. Blessings on your journey.
    1606 days ago
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