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Dealing with Christmas

Postby Blitz » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:24 pm

This is the time of the year where traditionally a lot of people's weight loss plans fall apart.
The resolve to banish the winter "comfort" layer and look good in bathers for the summer fails.
The onslaught of office xmas parties, social functions and family gatherings
don't lend themselves to clean eating habits and time for exercise.

So what to do? Abandon it all or maybe put it off till the new year?
If that is your choice; then how depressing.
It means all the work and progress that you have undertaken was just a colossal waste of time.
Surely the good alternative is to learn to deal with Christmas instead.
After all, every year Christmas comes around and so dealing with it must be learnt sometime.

Christmas period is just a series of social events.
Like all social events they must be dealt with one at a time with forward planning.
Those that fail to plan...plan to fail!

Here is some ideas...
1) Bank your calories...big dinner coming up? Then lighten meals before (and maybe after)
2) Decide what you are going to eat and how much BEFORE you get to the event
3) It's a social event - SOCIALISE don't just eat and drink! If you are talking then you aren't eating or drinking!
4) Be flexible with your exercise...can't fix it in? Guess what...the sun is getting up earlier, why don't you?!!!
5) Believe in the mantra "THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY". Just get creative and find a way to cope!
6) Take responsibility for your life. Failed? Fell down?...that is just one day - make tomorrow better!

Christmas is a wonderful time...so enjoy the people and back away from the food.

Wishing you all the best and may it be a success.
Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: Dealing with Christmas

Postby CronicBadger » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:16 pm

Exactly.

I've been using Tip #1. If I know I'll be out at a function in the evening I eat one meal that day, or reduce breakfast and lunch to something simple, like a piece of fruit.

Too often, people (including myself) have used Christmas as an excuse to slack off, and then continue across the New Year and beyond - with the result of more kilos and poorer health. It doesn't have to be that way.
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Re: Dealing with Christmas

Postby Blitz » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:44 pm

You are right that people use Christmas as an excuse.
Unfortunately this is the very human thing that we do
...and even truer for those who are overweight.
But it is not just Christmas but any event in our lives.

The root problem is that we are unwilling to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions.
Weight loss is about taking the blinkers off and face life's problems without resorting to old bad practices.

Kim
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Now: keeping it off for life!
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