Losing weight, one diet at a time; one month at a time…
Archive for December, 2010
Normally I would have a long list of resolutions about poor eating habits, exercise and the many changes I would like to make in the new year – a fresh start! But, I feel so great since changing my eating to theMediterranean-style diet, that I have no regrets, no resolutions – only to proceed as normal.
I suppose it wouldn’t hurt me to add more exercise to my lifestyle. I do a lot of swimming and outside activities in the summer, but winter – I’m tucked in for the long winter’s night! And I don’t want to come out until Spring!
My daughter, who had been very active in sports, took the fall and now winter off. She’s feeling consequences of “not moving” too. She’s asked me to look into finding an affordable treadmill so we can both use it. Not a bad idea.
But for me, 2011 – moving forward in Mediterranean Style!
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Those little indulgences are key to surviving the holidays, at least they are for me. If I completely restricted what I could eat, I think I would end up giving up and eating anything and everything in sight. But, because I let myself have an occasional indulgence or an entire day of indulging – I can make it through the holidays without too much trouble.
There really are too many days that revolve around food this time of year. Really when I think about it, everything starts at Halloween. That’s when the candy comes into the house. Then Thanksgiving, tons of Christmas parties and then Christmas. And to top things off – three of my four kids have birthdays in October, November and December – each needing their own party.
I have no doubt that I will gain a pound or two during all the festivities – but the days/meals that we are not celebrating anything – I will continue to eat as I should – no sugar, no dairy.
How do you survive the holidays?