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Dec. 22nd, 2010

Weight: 193.0 pounds
Yesterday's points: 42 out of 36 allowed
Yesterday's exercise: 30 min. elliptical trainer; 30 minutes lower body
Notes: Snacked more at night.
Short-term goal: 190 pounds by December 31

The first two times I stepped on the scale today it said 194. But since I've not seen the result this low in quite a while, I wanted to run with the lower number.

I'm going to investigate the possibility of working out at the Milton YMCA while I'm there. I have the "AWAY" sticker, so I should be permitted. Of course, it also depends on what day they're open. I should figure out a strategy now for dealing with the extra cookies and candies. Maybe I should create my own pocket guide of how many points they cost, to remind me. I'm going to make this entry public so that if anyone has any holiday survival tips, they can share them. I think I'll also get on WeightWatchers.com and look for advice.

I'm only a week away from my short-term goal, and a 3-pound drop over the holidays is difficult. It's still achievable, though, if I work at it!

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart



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Dec. 22nd, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Good going!

The easy answer to the cookie problem is availability, as in not having any around, but that's nearly impossible (especially in a house with kids). Associating them with points or calories can help. Make each one a conscious decision. And ADD WORKOUT TIME. :)

Yay you!
Dec. 22nd, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Well, my brother and his family, with my 5-year-old nephew and 3-year-old niece, are staying in Vermont over Christmas. But actually, when they are visiting, their food is definitely "kid" food in kid packaging and easy to resist.

The problem is that my sister, an elementary school teacher, has warned me she's bringing tons of cookies and candy that her students gave her! I'm thinking of keeping a small notepad with me and writing everything down immediately. I'm also thinking of setting a 1 to 1 rule for myself: for every sweet, I have to eat one fruit or vegetable. I'm also planning on bringing along some snackable fruits and vegetables, just to be safe!
Dec. 22nd, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Good job so far.

You basically already thought of what I was going to suggest. Buy or put together out of what you have at home a fruit and veggie plate you can eat and try substituting one of those things for cookies or candy for snacks.

I personally only bought cookies to take to some parties. You are inspiring me to be more strick with myself about my food choices again. I know why I am on the bad phase I am and this just has to stop. I don't care if it takes having 20 on-line buddies to do this but I insist that I need to get back on track.

Being really good is going to be almost impossible till all family and friends go back home to their lives and me back to my own real life at the end of the year but I am determined to get back at this. I'm tired of eating like crap again.

Thank you so much for being persistant even during the holiday's.
Dec. 22nd, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I really only started kicking myself in the pants a couple months ago, and I've seen the results. Until then, except for an initial 20 that came off easily, I was at a plateau. My long-range goal is to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight by KFP's first birthday. I think that's possible, but that means I've got to stick with it.

I've also just spoken to my sister, and she and I are going to work out at the local YMCA over Christmas break. That will help a lot!

Good luck to you! I do think it helps to have support from others; even if it's just online. That's made a big difference for me lately.
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