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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 11:45
Is this the worst of all the 52 weeks in the year to decide to get started? I know there is a barrage of holiday get-togethers headed my way, and I am a little apprehensive.
I am starting in earnest tomorrow, three days before the eat-i-est holiday i can think of, but I think I can be satisfied with a few pieces of white meat, plenty of veggies, and a teensy bit of stuffing with gravy. just a tiny bit, i swear.

My big thing is I hate to be rude and rarely turn away an offer of food when being entertained- is it okay to say "thanks, but I am on a battle against neck fat" to your host?

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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 12:24
Not at all! I seriously started my diet on new years, but I started making changes to my diet exactly this time last year. Of course I enjoyed myself over the holidays (which you should even on a diet), but I watched what I ate and didn't go overboard.

I say just count your calories and make healthier choices, don't go crazy over dieting especially this time of year. Just take small steps and when the holidays are over, you wouldn't have gained weight like everyone else (and maybe even lost some!) plus you get to start the new year off healthy. Very Happy


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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 13:18
I think that this is a great time to start. You should be very proud of yourself!

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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 14:07
I also started all of this diet stuff recently and am considering it a challenge to myself. If I can make it through the holidays and lose weight, then I can make it through any other obstacle I will face.

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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 15:10
Absolutely no time like the present, I say! Just eat very lightly for breakfast and lunch, and save the bulk of your calories for thanksgiving dinner. Just be smart, spend those calories on lots of vegetables, cooked or raw, and either meat is fine (white or dark) just leave off the skin, and maybe skip the gravy, just have stuffing. Any positive change is a step in the right direction. This is about a lifestyle, not deprivation. Also remember that drinks come with calories, so bank some extra there by drinking water or another low calorie choice. Think of yourself as a guy on a budget. You may not be able to party like Bill Gates, but you can have a fantastic time with what you've got!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse." - Stephen Dolley Jr.

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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 15:54
Start now and you'll be a month and a half ahead of the Jan 1st-ers! You can be all smug and established on your routine while everyone else is breaking in their walking shoes!

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Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 21:02
Its never a bad time to start taking care of your health!

Its ok to eat a little bit of holiday yummies. The key is to keep everything in moderation. Take small portions, eat slowly, go easy on the drinks.

If the host offers you some goodies, be gracious and ask for a very small serving, you are not obliged to have to eat all of it either.

This is the season to celebrate and it only happens once a year, so don't make yourself unhappy worrying about food, instead think about the good times coming up. Enjoy the company of friends and family spend more time chatting, laughing, dancing, and kisses under the mistletoe (If you are busy doing those sorts of things, less likely the host will offer you food... hehe!)


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Posted: 23 Nov 2009, 05:35
If offered something you know is against your diet, say something like..."No more stuffing, thank you, but i will take a few more carrots if i may". This is my plan for christmas, i hope my resolve holds out though!!

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Posted: 23 Nov 2009, 08:29
Thanks Miss V!

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