(Closed) Christmas season is gonna be rough for dieting.

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just ate a sleeve of cookies with milk Embarassed

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

Ahh I feel your pain! I started my healthier lifestyle in October 2008 and that was the most BRUTAL holiday season ever. Trying to eat healthier foods while being surrounded by all the delicious goodies wasn’t easy.

My best recommendation is to allow yourself a little, it is when we deny ourselves altogether that we often indulge to the point of binging. Also, give yourself a day a week that you can eat anything you want regardless of the diet without guilt. Eventually as your healthier habits become just that, habits, you will find that your cravings for those naugthy foods will diminish. I am three years + in and 120 pounds lighter. Just don’t be too hard on yourself!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I cant seem to find the will power I need to stop eating or loose weight and now with the holiday season, it has gotten about 100 x’s harder.  I need to kick myself into gear and go to the gym. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@luvmyDwight: I was just going to post about that! The holidays are SO difficult for me because not only do I have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and NYE but my birthday, my sister’s birthday, an aunt’s birthday, a cousin’s birthday and my FSIL’s birthday are all this month. It’s cake city!! I’ve been working my butt off at the gym and cut calories and so far I have lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks which I am very proud of. BUT thinking about everyone’s upcoming b-days and the two holidays give me anxiety. I don’t know how I am going to do this 🙁

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You just have to make sure you workout extra and be conscious of what you are eating when tempations are not around. It’s ok to give in from time to time and “cheat”. If you don’t allow yourself to cheat here and there, you will get frustrated, give up, and over indulge.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s good to allow cheats here and there!! I hope you are being successful with your weight loss goals. I am on a high protein, low carb, no sugar, salt, flour or dairy diet and doing a cleanse right now (only 1.5 days to go and then I can start adding back in some “good carbs like whole grain). I am going to buy some ezekiel pasta tonight for a “cheat” night this weekend!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@luvmyDwight: I found an app on my iphone that helps me out A LOT called My Fitness Pal. It’s free and it helps you calculate your calories….you get to eat more when you work out – Score!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

A s’mores station, hot chocolate and chocolate fountain? YUM! Yes the holidays are particularly rough.  My toughest time is at work, however luckily I am upstairs and the treats here are always in the downstairs kitchen.  So as long as I don’t go down there, then I am not as tempted.  We have an upstairs kitchen where I keep all my lunch stuff, so I don’t have to go down there at all.

I don’t usually keep sweets at home, but Dear Fiance loves dessert, so I try to ignore him when he’s eating dessert! LOL

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s definitely the worst time of year to be diet conscious!  I have been watching calories since the beginning of October, and I’ve found it to be the easiest to have the mindset of “have what you want when it’s a special occasion, but get right back on track the next day”.  Thanksgiving was pretty brutal, but I was back on track the Monday (ha) after Thanksgiving, and I’ve continued to lose at a steady rate.  I plan on doing the same for the upcoming holiday parties!  I think the most important part is allowing yourself to actually ENJOY the holidays, but having the discipline to get back on track when the occasion is over, as opposed to letting the holidays last 12 months a year 😉

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I put a photo of me at my heaviest on my phone on an alarm, it goes off every 2 hours lol. Lame I know but it helps me. I only have 5 more weeks til the wedding 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sn2bMrs.B:  I have a picture of myself at my heaviest that I keep close when I need motivation, too!

I try to allow myself one small treat a day, that way I don’t pig out on a ton of stuff on one day. So far it seems to be working! I try to burn a few extra calories during workout to make up for it!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I completely agree. I try to be good during the day at work and then just splurge at night!

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