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Holiday jitters

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

We have finally hit the dreaded month of December and I can already see how hard the holiday season is going to be to try to maintain my weight. I already blew it over Thanksgiving weekend and gained between 3 and 4 pounds and now I am trying to lose that. I just need to push myself to eat right and exercise but with Christmas just around the corner there is shopping to be done, presents to wrap, decorations to be put up and less and less time will be put to tracking food and exercising especially when I also have a full time job to deal with. Then there is the late night present wrapping after the kids go to bed and only getting 3 to 4 hours sleep at a time. It's hard to keep up with the holidays and then try to lose weight or even maintain it at the same time. Then by the time January comes and getting everything back to normal I then have my birthday to deal with which usually involves a nice dinner out with my husband and cheesecake at work. I just don't want to see everything I've done over the last 10 months go to pot this December and January. I will vow to try to limit myself and eat the right things even when I can't track it but I don't trust my will power this time of year and I could use a swift kick in the butt if I get off track. Spark has been the only thing to motivate my weight loss in the past 9 years; I hope it is enough to get me through the holidays.
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    Post the picture of the cheesecake and birthday decorations somewhere you will see them often. Use them as a reward after such a trying holiday. That way, it might be easier to resist temptation and you will be able to enjoy your birthday fully, knowing you have already paid the price and can eat a nice dinner and dessert. Just an idea -- hope it helps!
    3777 days ago
    Welcome to blogging. Take care of yourself! You can do this, and I'm sure your husband will be a help if you want and need him to be.
    3777 days ago
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