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Goals and my holiday survival plans.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

So today I peeked at the scale, one because I wanted to see if the water weight came off, and two because it's been exactly a month since I got back onto the wagon. Drumroll . . . . it said I went down 1.5 pounds! And THAT means I've lost 10 pounds in August, which was my goal! I'm so happy! I want to lose another 10 by the end of September and I have faith in myself that I can!

Time to ramble a little:

It's crazy that the holidays are around the corner. It seems like whenever my birthday arrives (next week) time speeds by to the new year. I always get very very very scared that I am gunna lose control during that time and gain weight, so I'm already making a survival plan. Loool. Here is what I've come up with:

Birthday: I asked for a small cake, one where everyone can have a slice and be done with it. Last year I was surprised with an awesome custom Doctor Who cake that was huge and lasted a week! It should've said BAD NEWS on it instead of HAPPY BIRTHDAY lol. It was so yummy that I kept going back to eat it, and that is honestly where my downfall started. Not gunna happen this year! I asked for a small cake where everyone can have a slice or two and then it's gone. lol. Here's a pic of my cake last year. =)

Halloween: I am not handing out candy. Last year the ONLY trick-or-treaters we had were attitudey teenagers that weren't even in costume and were carrying grocery bags to collect! I'm not buying candy for them and since I'm not there will be no leftover candy for me to gorge myself on. Win and win!

Thanksgiving: Every year I make a sausage stuffing. I'm pretty much the only one that really loves it, so everyone else gets the plain stuffing and there is a looooot of leftovers which I can't help myself but to eat for at least three days. It's really bad! I've decided to not make my stuffing since it is silly to make a separate dish like that all for myself. lol. Also, I love leftover turkey sandwiches and usually have one for lunch and dinner the next day, so instead of eating them on white bread I'm going to eat them on rye and not pile them high with mayo, dark meat, and stuffing.

Christmas: COOKIES!!! I usually make a cookie tray with like three dozen cookies and lay it out for my family. There are always a lot leftover and I eat them. On top of those cookies, my nieces always bake cookies and give them out in tins as their presents. It is cookie overload!! I'm not making all those cookies this year. I'll eat a few my nieces made for me and then discard the rest after they've gone home. lol.

New Year: It's tradition that I make crab dip for New Year. I still plan to but I am gunna use a heathified version of it and ditch the bread bowl.


Phew! It felt good to write my plans out. If you read all of that, thanks! =) Do any of you make early survival plans too?

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    Amy, I LOVE all of your holiday plans for averting disaster. Talk about being proactive! emoticon

    Also, congratulations on a fantastic return and blowing up August with 10 pounds! emoticon
    1545 days ago
    I can't lie, your birthday cake looks emoticon Sounds like you have a great plan set, for this year's festivities. I think this time of the year, is definitely my downfall, also. emoticon
    1545 days ago
    I most definitely "healthified" my Thanksgiving dinner, and hubby and I eat at home, but have dessert at someone else's house, so there's no dessert sitting around! It works out fabulously. I also skip the mashed potatoes but still eat stuffing. I've replaced sweet potato casserole with roasted root veggies and make my own cranberry sauce from scratch with less sugar. It's still a huge meal but we eat early then I don't eat dinner.

    Your plan sounds awesome! And congrats on losing TEN FREAKING POUNDS in August!!!
    1545 days ago
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