100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 109,790

What Will it Take? Part 2

Thursday, November 17, 2016

I recently asked how others avoided holiday gain and learned that I am definitely not alone with this problem. Some of the great advice offered was:

"Eat what you want on Thanksgiving and Christmas, only one serving. A taste of everything of the best foods. Moderation and discipline. Maintain current weight. Track food, write yourself encouraging notes, do not go to parties hungry, avoid junk table, bring a healthy snack. Drink plenty of water, daily exercise. Choose treats carefully. Lots of salad. Try walk/run instead of walk, ST, walk 5 times weekly."

I CAN do Most of this! I can also weigh regularly, slow down my eating and pay close attention to my hunger level . I can stop eating when satisfied. There are so many things I CAN do to be successful this year. What I can't and won't do is expect perfection and beat myself up when I fall short. I do not want a repeat of last year. Like I said before it gets harder each year to lose those unwanted holiday pounds. This is the year. I CAN do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Yep! The holidays have played a number on me. I need to reduce the goodies available next year to curb it.
    1647 days ago
    Love this advice Thank you for starting the conversation rolling.
    1701 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3501043
    Treats are hard to resist. :) You can do it! We can do it!
    1709 days ago
    Having a positive 'mindset' going into Thanksgiving WEEK is what is helping me ... before I would be so focused on all the 'good' foods and 'goodies' coming up days even couple weeks prior ... now I leave that 'thinking' till "THE DAY" - ha! and I will be walking that morning ... which in the past I'd never would have done. We can take all the ideas and tips everyone shared and our own but unless our 'mind' is in the proper 'attitude' it can maybe seem like a 'chore' to do this or put a 'damper' on the day. However, I'm EXCITED about approaching Thanksgiving DIFFERENTLY this year ... and, that, I think will help contribute to a better chance at success. My 'mind' is in a different place this year ... just have to see if my body will follow!
    1712 days ago
    You can do this! Here's an article from SP on the subject..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource

    I'm sure they will have more good tips in blogs and articles as we get closer! We are all here trying to do this together, so ask for help when you need it!!
    1712 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    You sure can do this!
    1712 days ago
    Wonderful ideas!
    1712 days ago
    It is hard to resist those treats. Practice the behaviors in small ways in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. It will give you the confidence that you can do this. And I agree, no beating yourself up.
    1712 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.