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‘Tis The Season (Or Let the Challenges Begin)

Yes.  It’s here.  The first of my Holiday Parties.  1 of 4 parties actually, over the next 3 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t enjoy going.  I do.  I enjoy socializing with friends and celebrating the season.  But one of the best reasons for going to holiday parties has now become my biggest challenge.  All of that food that you don’t see any other time, than at holiday parties.  You know what I’m talking about.  All of those beautiful shortbreads, rum balls, sugar cookies, not to mention all of the dips and bread, canapes, appetizers, etc., etc.  And did I mention all of those wonderful holiday drinks? Rum and eggnog (just take a spreader and put that fat right on my belly and thighs)  *pauses to wipe drool from bottom lip*  I would often arrive early just to stake my place close to the buffet table to get the best pick of everything (and seconds). Yes, I’ll admit it.  That’s where you’d find me.

So, this year, I need to come up with a different strategy (apart from not going)  🙂

  1. I’m going to eat my meal plan for the day, but save some calories for the party;
  2. Get a walk or workout in during the day to give myself extra calorie room;
  3. I’m not going to eat EVERYTHING that is offered.   Or ALL of everything I take.  Sometimes just having that one little taste can be sufficient;
  4. Drink water, and lots of it; (so instead of staking out the buffet table, I’ll need to get the 411 on the bathrooms!)
  5. And lastly, I’m going to enjoy myself and not beat myself up if I have more than I intended to.  I’m not going to be doing this type of eating ALL of the time.

What is truly exciting about tonight, is that I am close to 15 lbs lighter than I was last Christmas, and that means I have an outfit to wear that I couldn’t wear last year!  Now THAT’S something to celebrate!

Tonight, instead of rockin around the buffet table, I’ll be rockin it round the tree instead!

This is one of my favourite Christmas songs, one that gets me ready for the season.


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December 3, 2010 at 10:06 am 5 comments

Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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