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kccc



Joined: 27 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: "Home" for the Holidays Reply with quote

I'm a long-time No-S-er, though I don't hang out on the boards much anymore...but I DO come back right around the holidays for a bit of extra accountability.

If I recall correctly, I started by coming back to re-set my habits after the holiday, then finally figured out that I'm better off coming back beforehand so that I don't need an after-holiday rescue plan. I do love starting the New Year without even considering "lose weight" as a resolution!

Waving hello to anyone that remembers me, and ready to tune up my habits!

Anyone else need a little extra accountability this season, or want to share strategies?
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vmsurbat



Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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Location: Montenegro

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanting to stop by and say "Hi!" Smile

Living overseas where the holiday season doesn't really begin until January, I haven't been brainstorming strategies per se. But I can tell you, it is easier when all the kids are grown up and not able to make it over here for the holidays. No more making everybody their favorite cookie and thereby having dozens and dozens around the house! Wink
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely need tuning up though I tend to forget it every afternoon. Oy vey. And yes, I remember you both!
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Merry



Joined: 22 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back! I remember you too Smile.

I try to survive as best I can, LOL! I do try to kind of "plan" on the extra days rather than just letting any day treats appear become spontaneous Red days. I try to really look forward to the special days I plan on so that I don't give in on the other days. (So, I don't let Thanksgiving become one long permasnacking holiday into Christmas, but I really focus on N days for those next few weeks so that any weight gain from TG is just temporary and comes back off.) I want to enjoy family time though and all the special foods. Very Happy

For December I mainly remind myself--I've had cookies before and I'll have them again. Just because people want to bring over Christmas cookies, doesn't mean I need to eat them daily! I save a few in a baggie for my S days to look forward to. We don't have too many holiday parties usually, so that should be workable. I think the biggest thing is doing what you know to do--focus hard on N days, plan on S days, don't let treats take over!
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osoniye



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: "Home" for the Holidays Reply with quote

kccc wrote:
Waving hello to anyone that remembers me, and ready to tune up my habits!
Hi there- It's good to see you. I'm still hanging around here. Still trying. Sometimes more successfully than others. It's great that we can encourage each other during this time of year!!
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SpiritSong



Joined: 04 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember you, kccc!

My holiday strategies:

I already have my two NWS-Days marked on my HabitCal for December (the day of the office holiday party and Christmas).

My husband and I no longer keep sweets in the house, so my only temptations should be at work. Unless something is truly "fail-worthy," I should be okay there too. And if not, I'll enjoy the one treat and not turn the rest of the day into a fail-a-thon.

My greatest challenge may be keeping up with my morning dog walks once the weather gets nasty. I can always walk inside with Leslie and exercise my dog on the stairs. She's from North Carolina, so I don't know how she is going to react to her first winter up north. With my luck, she'll love it and still harass me for her regular walk during blizzards! Shocked
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Selcazare



Joined: 03 Dec 2015
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!

My plan is basically to follow my everyday plan but I will allow myself a small dessert with the holiday meal (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas). I am fortunate in that I work from home so office treats don't tempt me and I am not a big fan of Christmas cookies so when MIL bakes I can easily skip over those without trouble.
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kccc



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marking "S-days" in advance is a good idea.

Mostly, I think, I just need to tighten up a bit - it's easy to become complacent, and get a little sloppy. So it's back to basics, paying more attention to details on N-days, and being intentional about treats.

I generally enjoy treats I plan for, and feel yucky when I fall into eating-because-it's-there. So, need to remember that.
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kccc



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(And it's really lovely to see so many familiar faces... er, usernames... Hello to all of you!)
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice posts from all, but fail-a-thon is a keeper.
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 7 years & counting
Age 64
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but harder to maintain)
Dec/17 23.8

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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