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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


HOLIDAY WEIGHT:FROM DIANN
So Thanksgiving is over and the cakes and pies linger—not only in the
fridge, but on my body. Thereby (do people still use that word?) joining the
mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls, sweet potato casserole . . . .

Please don’t get snooty, I did limit myself to, well, two helpings—and a
half—I mean, who counts all those little trips to the buffet table? I was
never good at math, anyway.

As a result of Tom Turkey’s appearance, once again this year I find myself
in need of—and I hate this word—exercise. Sigh. I have to exercise . . .
with a partial lung.

Okay, don’t feel sorry for me. Doc says my lung will do just fine. Be good
as new with time. In the meantime, fat globules are taking over my body.
I’ve tried stretching my toes back and forth, but so far, no real help to my
hips.

Any suggestions for staying in shape over the holidays? I know, I know, push
away from the table. Let’s not count that one. Anything else?
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:54 AM  
  Comments (14)
 
 
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14 Comments:
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Don't even get me started! After THREE Thanksgiving meals, I determined not to set foot on the scales until I diet for a week. Denial is a wonderful thing.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm with you, Denise! After ten days in Phoenix with pie nearly every day, I'm not looking. LOL

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Well, why start now? I mean, we still have Christmas to get through! My advice is just to hold off. You know, let that lung heal a bit more. You'll work out when you really need it -- after the Christmas chocolate. : )

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thanks, girls. Though I have to admit you're not helping my waist line. Still, Kristin, I love your idea about the Christmas chocolate. *g*

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Curves, my girl, Curves! You'd love it, Diann. It's a social event with a side of health. :o)

Me, who HATES exercise (I even hate to walk to the mailbox) has been going faithfully for 4 years. My dh can't believe it.

But I've gotten to know the other ladies (no svelte twenty-somethings here, showing off their fat-free bodies) and we gab and laugh throughout our workouts.

It's the only way I can stay under mrphl pounds. And you can work at your own pace, too. No one's pushing you, not even Margie Lawson with her stretch-whip. (You have to see Rose McCauley's blog for that one). ;o)

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Stretched your toes?--lol! And I'm with Kristin about waiting until after Christmas. Then again, Valentine's Day will be here before we know it--ha.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

Diann, post surgery weight gain is normal. Believe me, I'm going through it and fighting to try lose the weight. I haven't seen any results yet, maybe because of all the dessert on Thanksgiving. I think I blew any progress I made.

However, today is another day and as one friend put it, why not start the new year off right instead of making another weight loss resolution? Dieting through the holidays is a very weird thing and if I didn't have other reasons for doing it, I wouldn't bother until next year. So you all enjoy some chocolate for me all right?

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I was going to get on here and brag about not gaining a single ounce over Thanksgiving but then decided that wouldn't be very nice of me.

Oops...looks like I did it anyway.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

Get a husband who was in the military and is a natural born personal trainer ... that's what motivates me! LOL! darn. I shoulda married a slob then I wouldn't be forced to move - ever.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I've tried Curves, Ane. It didn't work for me. I think it had something to do with me never getting over there. *g*

Julie, Valentine's Day!!! Whoohooo!! DeBrand's, here I come! (I need serious help, can you tell?)

True, Malia, that post surgery thing does take its toll. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving didn't help matters.

Suzanne, that is just cruel. I hope you know that. *g*

Jaime, wow, your own personal trainer!!

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Curves didn't work for me either and I went three times a week. Didn't lose a pound! Sigh.

 
At 1:05 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

I think there is a Law against dieting through the holidays. ;)

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Chelf said...

When someone offers you "seconds", move your chin from side to side at least twice in each direction. If you are asked again, add, "no, thank you" to another set of chin motions.

When your plate is empty, do a sideways push away from the table. Get up and walk to the couch, and reward yourself with a TV show of at least 1/2 hour.

Actually chew your food. Count. 15 to 30 chews per bite. Put the fork down between bites, and say a sentence. This gives you time for your food to settle, and you feel more full after less food.

And the best idea of all: Eat ONE SMALL bite of chocolate every day. But no more than five. M&M's work well for this, or Chocolate Chips. Taste your food, and enjoy it, but don't stuff yourself with it. Do not deprive yourself, but limit your exposure.

And walk more. Go to the mall, and walk around the whole mall once for each store you linger in. :-)

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I want to meet the woman who can eat one M&M, that's like a Survivor/Bear Grylls kind of skill!!! : )

 

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