Weight Loss Support - Why don't we all pick ONE goal for Christmas Day?




LovesBassets
12-21-2005, 02:52 PM
I thought with all the negative food stuff this time of year, maybe we could focus on the positive and each make just ONE goal for Christmas Day -- something we can stick to that will make us all feel good about being marginally OP for that day.

Here's mine:

I will only eat TWO Yorkshire Puddings at Christmas dinner. That may sound like a lot, but I usually have at least four :dizzy: .


PhysDom
12-21-2005, 02:58 PM
Great idea!

My goal: to STOP EATING WHEN I AM FULL and, if things are going wonderfully for me, to EAT ONLY WHEN I'M HUNGRY!

(Also, I always get a little confused when people use acronyms here... FIL DH OP... Yikes! I've read that OP = "off plan," but I've seen other people using it as "on plan!" What a mess! Not a complaint, really, but I read this whole post wrong at first and had to go back and chuckle...)

angelshine90
12-21-2005, 03:04 PM
mine is to work out before christmas eve and christmas Day....no matter what I will get in a workout


LovesBassets
12-21-2005, 03:13 PM
(Also, I always get a little confused when people use acronyms here... FIL DH OP... Yikes! I've read that OP = "off plan," but I've seen other people using it as "on plan!" What a mess! Not a complaint, really, but I read this whole post wrong at first and had to go back and chuckle...)

hee hee...knowing me, I used it wrong and it really DOES mean "off plan." What I meant was, one goal may help us stay marginally "on plan," but I guess you figured that out.

A side note...my Mom seems to think "LOL" means "lots of love." She signs her e-mails "LOL, Mom." :dizzy:

PhysDom
12-21-2005, 03:32 PM
*lol*
Too funny.

josie4
12-21-2005, 03:58 PM
My goal- to not overeat and not completely stress over how many cals I'm eating.

FishWoman
12-21-2005, 04:01 PM
That is a great idea Kate!

Hmm, can my goal to be to eat ALL of the homemade fudge without sharing any?:p Probably not - let's think of a healthier goal.

Okay - my goal will really be to not nibbly-snack all day. If I want to eat something, sit down and eat properly.

NowOrNever!
12-21-2005, 04:13 PM
I think I'm adding to the trend: to not eat past the full point.

Or....as my sisters and I say...not to become a "beached whale". We have a LOT of beached whale males lying around the living room after holiday meals while the women (sleek seals? well, not all of us) clean up.

LLV
12-21-2005, 04:18 PM
My goal is the same I had at Thanksgiving - to enjoy myself and not worry about it.

Hey, that's a good goal too, right?!?! ;)

NowOrNever!
12-21-2005, 04:52 PM
That *is* LLV. I guess that's the way I'm thinking too. I mean, I'll go home and write down what I ate, but I'm not counting calories for the day. My main thing is that I *do* want to avoid that horrible stuffed feeling. I'm actually going to a friends' house and bless her heart (not that she knows), but her menu includes several items that I'm rather ho-hum about as far as liking them. In the past, I'd have probably had some of each thing "just because" but this year, I'll pass on the things I don't REALLY like, and concentrate on enjoying the foods that I love--with some sense of decorum about the whole affair :)

annk
12-21-2005, 05:16 PM
You crack me up, Kate! My Dad still insists on typing e-mails in ALL CAPS even though I have told him this is the e-mail equivalent of yelling!

Hmmmm, my pre-Christmas goal was to not eat all the goodies piling up in our office and I have done remarkably well on that one; I just ate two of the cookies I brought in (but only once!). On Christmas, I think I will let myself eat what I want but I am going to try to take two walks. We always have a family walk on the holidays. Our Boston terrier, Max, is not exactly the outdoorsy type and prefers to stay inside on someone's lap but I'm putting on his Christmas sweater and taking him with me!

Good luck to everyone!

Ann :)

dgpebbles
12-21-2005, 05:53 PM
hey ladies

being this is my first week of starting to diet...my goal for this week is to stick to my goal of no sugars and drink more water...and for xmas day my goal is to keep my plate size small...It never fails on holidays we always eat to much and then we are stuff and dont want to move...I can already tell that my energy is coming back some and i'm only on day 3

Donna

sabriena
12-21-2005, 05:59 PM
hmm... I think I'll probably go with the majority and stop eating when I'm full! Usually I'm like OH MAN its so good.. I want more! haha Oh and I will definately drink loads of water while I enjoy myself!!

Hibiscus8
12-21-2005, 06:01 PM
My goal is to not let the social anxiety and stress of being around my family cause me to eat uncontrollably or mindlessly. Each food I put into my mouth, like every other day, will be a conscious choice - and I will enjoy every bite!

Heather
12-21-2005, 06:21 PM
My goal is to not let the social anxiety and stress of being around my family cause me to eat uncontrollably or mindlessly. Each food I put into my mouth, like every other day, will be a conscious choice - and I will enjoy every bite!

DITTO!!! I am not looking forward to family stress and just want to remain mindful!

luvshack
12-21-2005, 08:01 PM
My goal is to stick with the menu that I have planned, control my portion sizes and try to do something that resembles physical activity over the weekend.

kykaree
12-22-2005, 01:55 AM
We'er going out for Christmas day to a restaurant, on DH's suggestion, that otherwise Christmas ends up spilling over several days of over eating. So my goal is to keep Chrissy day as our food indulgence day and not let it spread over to the other days.

BumpSetSpike
12-22-2005, 02:19 AM
NO home made caramels!

2frustrated
12-22-2005, 04:21 AM
1) Take a LONG walk after dinner

2) Get my 5 fruits and veggies in (should be easy peasy!)

3) No scoffing after Christmas day!

stagemomx3
12-22-2005, 12:54 PM
Fish- You are NOT allowed to eat all the fudge, you must at least share ONE piece!

My goal is to do at least one workout Christmas Eve day, and Christmas day.

I'll think of a food goal later!

yogachick30
12-22-2005, 01:47 PM
My goal on Christmas Day is not to mindlessly graze. My sister and I are putting together the food and we are doing all finger foods (ex: shrimp coctail, vegi tray, mini crab cakes, subs and of course cookies and pies). I make this promise to myself not to hover over the buffet. I will make myself a plate and that will be enough. I have been really struggling lately with all the sweets around the office but I am trying to exercise moderation. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

getncontrol
12-22-2005, 09:26 PM
My Christmas goal is to keep my water intake up and only have 1/12 of pie. I figured this out to be about 200cals.