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Old Sun, Oct-02-16, 21:00
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Default Finish 2016 Strong! 90 Days On Plan Through the Holidays



So what is it going to be this year? This...



or this...


Today there are just about 90 days left in 2016. I want to be still be smiling when I weigh my self on January 1, 2017. My goal is to stay 100% on plan through October, November and December. I challenge you to do the same.

Over the next 3 months we will face the annual blitz of holiday goodies at every turn. There will be high carb traditional favorites at holiday dinners and parties. Candy dishes, wine glasses and stockings will be full. Nice people will present you with heartfelt gifts that include off-plan no-nos. Yes - the tough days of 2016 lie just ahead. Are you up to the challenge?

The season is supposed to be happy and festive. But we all know what happens when we give in to temptation. We have a moment of joy and a boatload of regret. How is that being happy and festive? How about treating yourself to healthy, on-plan food over the next 90 days and survive the holidays with a new sense of joy. Get to January 1 OP and discover the pride and joy of knowing that you did it. This is your WOE and you survived the holidays without regret.

2014 was the first time I ever vowed to make it through the holidays without cheating. There were no excuses. No justifications. No debates. If faced with temptation, the answer to whether I was going to give in to it was always NO. Guess what? I did it and it felt good. I managed to get it done last year, too. Practice makes perfect. I want to do it again. Just treat everyday as an on plan day. You've dodged the junk before - you can do it on a holiday, too. If you've never survived the holidays OP before, why not make this year special and memorable. Let this be the year that you stayed strong and got it done.


THE 90 CHALLENGE:

The official start date of this challenge is October 4th - exactly 90 days from New Year's Day. But feel free to join any time. Copy the last post and add your Name and Start Weight to the list. Enter your Goal Weight for January 1, 2017. My goal is to lose 7 pounds. But if your goal is to maintain, that is OK, too. Maintenance is good, especially during the holidays. Then record your Current Weight every week (or so) for the next 3 months. Always copy the most recent post and then add your changes to it. That way everybody's info will remain current.

For fun, lets post some NSVs along the way. Every time you are faced with a holiday temptation and find a way to cope without giving in -- that's the kind of NSV I'm talking about. Do it -- turn down the cheat -- and then tell us how you got it done. Staying OP does not have to be boring. If you have ideas for on-plan substitutes for traditional holiday fare, feel free to post that, too. We are not deprived. We are eating healthy.


I used to weigh 440 pounds. Clearly, I had issues with staying out of the goodies. But I've made it through the holidays twice without cheating. If I can do it, you can do it. So come on and join us. Finish 2016 strong!


I borrowed the images above from this [16 Days 'Til Christmas: 7 Tips to Stop Holiday Weight Gain] website. It is not an LC specific list of suggestions - but the it is good information none-the-less.
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Old Sun, Oct-02-16, 21:01
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NAME..............START WEIGHT............CURRENT WEIGHT.........January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
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Old Sun, Oct-02-16, 22:10
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NAME..............START WEIGHT............CURRENT WEIGHT.........January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ...................192
Rosebud....................137..............................137......... ..................135
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Old Sun, Oct-02-16, 23:27
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I am IN!!! Let's DO this!!!

NAME..............START WEIGHT............CURRENT WEIGHT.........January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
Rosebud....................137..............................137......... ..................135
Jams.........................152..............................152....... ....................137
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Old Wed, Oct-05-16, 10:30
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I am IN!!! Let's DO this!!!

NAME..............START WEIGHT............CURRENT WEIGHT.........January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Yes... I am definitely in! Not sure how to add my name and keep the nice straight column headings?

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
Rosebud....................137..............................137......... ..................135
Jams.........................152..............................152....... ....................137
JohnDM.....................368..............................368......... ..................326
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Old Thu, Oct-06-16, 14:36
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I am in. I really need to focus more on healthy OP eating than weight loss. If I can stay within 3 pounds either side of my goal weight I will successful.

NAME..............START WEIGHT............CURRENT WEIGHT.........January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
Rosebud....................137..............................137......... ..................135
Jams.........................152..............................152....... ....................137
JohnDM.....................368..............................368......... ..................326
ReneeH20..................168..............................168.......... .................170

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Old Thu, Oct-06-16, 18:31
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Great idea! Thanks! The columns don't need to be straight here, just our WOE!

NAME......START WEIGHT.........CURRENT WEIGHT......January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
Rosebud....................137..............................137......... ..................135
Jams.........................152..............................152....... ....................137
JohnDM.....................368..............................368......... ..................326
ReneeH20..................168..............................168.......... .................170
Ccat69......................141...............................141....... ....................130
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Old Thu, Oct-06-16, 18:36
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YAY! I was hoping you'd do this again this year, Ken!

NAME......START WEIGHT.........CURRENT WEIGHT......January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199..............................199......... ..................192
Rosebud.....................137..............................137........ . ..................135
Jams.........................152..............................152....... .....................137
JohnDM......................368..............................368........ ....................326
ReneeH20...................168..............................168......... ...................170
Ccat69.......................141...............................141...... .....................130
MickiSue....................149...............................149....... ....................145

I know that doesn't look like much. But I've been averaging about a pound a month, and that 4.4 pounds would get me to goal by NY. It's definitely worth going for!
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Old Thu, Oct-06-16, 19:28
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Alright! We are getting a nice group together now. Welcome everybody! Now lets get this done.
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Old Thu, Oct-06-16, 20:15
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Alrightee, I'm on board

NAME...........START WEIGHT.........CURRENT WEIGHT.......January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199...........................199......... ..................192
Rosebud.....................137...........................137........ . ..................135
Jams.........................152...........................152....... .....................137
JohnDM......................368...........................368........ ....................326
ReneeH20...................168...........................168......... ...................170
Ccat69.......................141............................141...... .....................130
MickiSue....................149............................149....... ....................145
doreen T....................189...........................189.................. .........185


First challenge will be this coming weekend, which is Thanksgiving here in Canada.

Turkey - good. Candied yams - bad
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Old Fri, Oct-07-16, 08:17
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Doreen, candied yams are disgusting, whether or not you are low carbing. Try mashing half potato and half yam with lots of HWC, and then eat 1/4 cup. It'll be fine.

And I have a good recipe for low carb pumpkin pie...
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Old Fri, Oct-07-16, 08:39
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I'd like to join as a maintainer. My problem is not eating off plan, but eating too much. I'm Canadian as well, so the first challange is coming up on Monday!

NAME...........START WEIGHT.........CURRENT WEIGHT.......January 1st GOAL WEIGHT

Khrussva...................199...........................199......... ..................192
Rosebud.....................137...........................137........ . ..................135
Jams.........................152...........................152....... .....................137
JohnDM......................368...........................368........ ....................326
ReneeH20...................168...........................168......... ...................170
Ccat69.......................141............................141...... .....................130
MickiSue....................149............................149....... ....................145
doreen T....................189...........................189.................. .........185
cshepard ..................126 ...........................125 ..........................120
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Old Fri, Oct-07-16, 17:58
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Doreen, candied yams are disgusting, whether or not you are low carbing. Try mashing half potato and half yam with lots of HWC, and then eat 1/4 cup. It'll be fine.

Um .. the yam comment was meant to be a joke . Cauliflower purée with roasted garlic and goat cheese is more to my taste .

This will be my 17th Thanksgiving as a low carber, and I'm more or less past wanting to cheat. Mostly because I hate feeling bloated and gross the next day, but also because the special holiday foods I once craved simply don't live up to the memory. My challenge(s) will be non-food.
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Old Fri, Oct-07-16, 18:21
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[QUOTE=MickiSue

And I have a good recipe for low carb pumpkin pie...[/QUOTE]


Oh, please share!
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Old Fri, Oct-07-16, 18:42
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I didn't think that you'd like them, Doreen; I know you've been doing this a long time. But there are people who loved them as kids and still do. I hated them as a kid, and still do.

Cat, I'll dig out the recipe, and post it in my journal, closer to Thanksgiving, OK?
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