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1/3/19 9:09 P

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Increase my willpower



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12/17/18 7:26 P

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Avoiding holiday weight gain by eating less moving more. After my kids moved out I got rid of the living room furniture and replaced with a treadmill, small rowing machine, bench press, bench bar-weights, stretch bands, hand weights, mini stepper, and placed a chin-up bar in the doorway. It's nothing personal but company will always feel better when they leave

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12/14/18 5:49 P



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That's the point, Sheryl. From his perspective, he was giving me a compliment. I guess he thought that the last time he saw me, I was too thin. He knew me when I was 50 pounds heavier than I am now. Never made a comment. Which is why we've been friends for years.

That was really the first time he ever mentioned my weight and it shocked me out of eating extra holiday cookies. LOL




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12/14/18 3:17 P

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Archimedes.... emoticon
I have had enough of people who feel entitled to point out my flaws. I would rather concentrate on filling up on veggies and feeling happy that I'm taking care of myself, than inviting someone to bring my mood down.

Happy Holidays. emoticon

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12/13/18 7:21 P

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I have a doctors appointment on Tuesday. My binge eating had gotten the better of me.

So I am trying to at least be the same weight I was at my last physical. Maybe a bit less.



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12/13/18 2:52 P

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Great topic and perspective Archie!

I just *purposefully* made a doctor's appt for January ---to discuss and evaluate my knee arthritis and refer to physical therapy. Its something I've been thinking about for a while. Since I already know the #1 factor affecting knee arthritis is weight...this is giving me the accountability to keep working on losing my weight over Holidays since I know we will be discussing it!

Taking positive steps is very empowering, and being accountable also really helps.

All the best for your Holidays!
patti

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12/13/18 2:12 P



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I have discovered a new strategy for avoiding holiday weight gain. Have a friend you haven't seen for a few months make the following comment,"Have you gained weight?"

I must also mention that this comment involves a men are from mars and women are from venus situation. After I asked my friend if he was telling me I was fat, he replied,"NO. I meant it as a compliment". he said I looked better than when he last saw me. I mentioned to him that even if he meant it as a compliment, too many women think "OMG, I'm fat" even if you wear a size 0. No, I don't wear a size 0 and I know I'm not fat.

But, ever since he made the comment, I've thought twice about eating an extra holiday cookie or having more than one serving of a tasty appetizer. Here I was worried I'd overeat at the various office parties. Nope. Have someone tell you "have you gained weight" and you lose your appetite for holiday treats.


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