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It's OK to Maintain!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Over the years I have heard varying statistics regarding the average weight gain from Thanksgiving to New Year's. For adults that are already overweight, that number is about 5 lbs, but in general the average is about 1lb. Regardless which number may apply, none of us want to gain anything!

My goal this season is to maintain my weight under 150lbs. I don't care if the scale says 149.9, I just don't want to srr a 5 after the 1. Since I am currently at 148.2, that doesn't give me a whole lot of room for overindulgence during the season. But I have a plan!

There are certain foods that come at the holidays that I don't eat any other time of the year. For example it is tradition for me to make Cinnamon Butterscotch Pull-apart bread Christmas morning. I will have this, I will enjoy it, and I won't feel guilty. What I will do is continue my daily exercise routine and make beneficial choices as much as I can. Will there be other temptations along the way? You bet there will be! But just being aware and having a plan will help keep those temptations to a minimum. My main plan is to try and locate myself away from the food, spend more time visiting with my family and getting in extra walks whenever I can.

What is your plan this season?

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    Unfortunately, I was not as disciplined as I would have liked. I ended up 3 lbs over what I would have liked, but I also have no regrets. I had an amazing time with my family and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Today was a new day and I am right back into my normal routine. I know the weight will come back off and I will reach my gaol.
    1900 days ago
    Good plan! Did it work?
    1903 days ago
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