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12/31/19 5:58 A

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Reviewing and evaluating my goals:
1 * To stay sugar- free and gluten-free during the festivities.- did reasonably well except that yesterday I had ice cream for dessert when we went out to eat...

2 * To have vegetables with lunch and dinner every day. - doing well!

3 * To limit processed foods.- doing well with that except for last night.

4 * To get at least 30 minutes of exercise on at least 8 of the 12 days. - no problem, getting more than 30 minutes so far each day since my last post.

5 * No more than 3 glasses of alcohol in those 12 days. - goal met, had 2 drinks in the past days since the challenge started, which means I can have one more tonight.

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12/26/19 9:57 A

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1)make sure to get my water and or teas such as hibiscus
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and( 2)- make sure to get my large amounts of greens and veggies and 2-3 fruits a day emoticon
and (3)- stay active- might be keeping house clean/ walking in town but each day some activity
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“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just NEVER give up.” -Dean Karnazes

“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own.”~ Bruce Lee

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do."~Dr. Greger

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12/26/19 4:33 A

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Yesterday I had my usual healthy breakfast with oats and nuts and fruit. Before we left I had a bit of salad (beans, string beans, lettuce).
Lunch was quite calorie-dense; bread with several kind of processed spreads. I had half a bell pepper! I at 3 pieces of bread as planned but then addes a slice of raisin bread to it, very sweet, and it contained gluten so not a good choice. I tried one small wheat cookie.
During the trip home I had soy yoghurt with raisin, some oats and a few nuts.
At night after we came home I had a bowl of pumpkin soup and a small salad with some more gluten free bread, and mango for dessert.
I felt very full from the calorie-dense foods I ate! I forgot that if I eat them I cannot eat the same amounts as when I eat meals with lots of fruit and vegetables!

All in all I know I could have done a lot worse. Thankfully today we don 't see anyone and I will have control over what I'll eat. I'll make a salad so we can have some with our lunch and dinner. We'll also have soup for lunch. Tonight we're eating a vegetable pie - with some animal foods like cheese. But that is planned in. After today it's back to my usual eating plan.

Reviewing and evaluating my goals:
1 * To stay sugar- free and gluten-free during the festivities. - yesterday I had that one slice of sweet raisin bread with wheat / gluten and the cookie.

2 * To have vegetables with lunch and dinner every day. - not enough vegetables with lunch.

3 * To limit processed foods.- hmm, failed.

4 * To get at least 30 minutes of exercise on at least 8 of the 12 days. - I had 45 minutes of walking and chores yesterday.

5 * No more than 3 glasses of alcohol in those 12 days. - goal met, no alcohol.


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12/25/19 4:14 A

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Merry Christmas!

Great to read your posts! Good luck and happy determination! emoticon

I prepared for today (Christmas) by making sure I prepared for a meal tonight. We'll have lunch with family today and it looks like we might get home fairly late so I cut vegetables in advance so I need just 20 minutes to make a stew for the evening meal. Froze some bananas hoping to make some sort of nice dessert afterwards. I also have a soup in the freezer to share at lunchtime.

I also am reminding myself to bring some fruit and nuts along for the two longer periods of driving we'll do so I can prevent myself from getting overly hungry and then maybe overeating.

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12/24/19 5:19 P

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Today was too inviting to miss a KJ walk with Kiowa even though it felt like my hour shopping Costco provided plenty of cardio. Lovely to take in the sunshine.

Bought another big bag of Power Greens to add to meals. Feeling ontrack with my goals.


"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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12/24/19 9:54 A

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I'm in

Because I am allowing indulging I am going to add-
1)make sure to get my water and or teas such as hibiscus
and( 2)- make sure to get my large amounts of greens and veggies and 2-3 fruits a day
and (3)- stay active- might be keeping house clean/ walking in town but each day some activity
That is it!

After holidays- will be in training mode for a 10K in March +
half marathon in June and possibly a marathon -later and the 4 mile bridge race in October

~Em~

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just NEVER give up.” -Dean Karnazes

“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own.”~ Bruce Lee

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do."~Dr. Greger

Goal = 123.4 pounds and BMI=20.5




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12/22/19 6:50 P

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Thank you White-Green for motivation to plan for success on our journeys.

My plan is to continue defining the holidays and season in keeping with my authentic feelings. Hopefully the push for good cheer positively brings that to all.

It has become second nature to be mindful of keeping as part of my daily nutrition. That will continue.

Our sweet Kiowa just turned one so is full of 'puppy' energy and will still benefit from our daily walks...with me wearing my Kangoo Jumps to boost the caloric burn and fun factor.
Was just gifted a fit tracker and am averaging around an hour per day of exercise. It will be fun to keep tracking that.

My rule for decadent treats which has served me so well for years. One bit of whatever is all that is needed to know all about the taste, smell, texture and pleasure...moderation in all things like that.

Will likely set some intentions too.

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12/22/19 3:45 A

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I am in.

The challenge lasts from today until January 2nd. So that is 12 days.

This is my plan:
1 * To stay sugar- free and gluten-free during the festivities.
2 * To have vegetables with lunch and dinner every day.
3 * To limit processed foods.
4 * To get at least 30 minutes of exercise on at least 8 of the 12 days.
5 * No more than 3 glasses of alcohol in those 12 days.

For New Years Eve I will make some gluten free puff pastry with apple and raisins, without adding sugar, and for Christmas Dessert I intend to try one of Dr. Fuhrman's healthy brownie recipes on one day, (we have 2 days of Christmas) and a dessert of frozen banana with soy yoghurt on the other.
My plan is to otherwise continue to avoid desserts and sugary foods.

We'll have a brunch with family on the first day of Christmas. I intend to have no more than 3 pieces of bread that day, I can have whatever spread on the bread that I want - but only on that day.

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12/22/19 3:32 A

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Here is a challenge for the end of this year!

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This is the challenge:

There are three steps:

1. Make a plan for how you want to get through Christmas and New Year's Eve as well as you can. You can write about what foods you want to eat or avoid, and/ or what healthy meals or dishes you want to make, and/ or how you will deal with temptation. Anything you want with regard to your intentions of getting through the end of the year in the best way possible.
I think research showed that ANY plan is better than NO plan. If you think in advance about how to navigate through the celebrations and special meals and so on, you have a better chance of getting through it without overindulging too much.

2. Post your plan (or a summary of it), here on this challenge thread.

3. Post here how you are doing, evaluate, and also motivate and support your fellow team members. Post if you managed to stick to the plan, but feel free to also post if you did not, this thread is a chance to stay accountable, if you want. You don't have to be perfect. Making the effort in itself is worth while and offers us a chance to learn and improve.

Are you in?

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