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Thank you for following my journey. My name is Marjorie and I am morbidly obese. I have battled with my weight my whole life. I have had ups and downs yet I refuse to give up. Join me on my journey to claiming my body back. Is going to be a long road.

Monday, December 26, 2011

"The sweetest time of the year"

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon".
  Since July 31, 2010 I have lost 168 pounds !
Christmas is probably the sweetest time of the year. It is also sweet because it is a time when families get together and most people are in a “sweet mood.”  I can honestly say that I get in the “Sweet Mood” over this special time. So I have to be very careful in what I put in my body. I am aware how much I love sweets and Christmas dinners so, I always plan ahead.  I was reading an article in the Prevention magazine the other day and I learned that the average Christmas dinner contains over 1,400 calories! Ouch!! I call these kinds of foods “Sin foods” With wise choices we can still enjoy our Christmas dinners and stay healthy. Here are few tips for you that I do and follow when I prepare or eat my Christmas dinner. I love Turkey and if you don’t know turkey is low in fat and high in protein so feel free to have an extra slice or two, but don’t eat the skin or you’ll add more fat and calories to your day... Forget the mash potatoes with butter! Roast your potatoes using olive oil. Instead of cookies and tarts, a baked apple or fresh fruit salad with natural yoghurt is a good option with the fruit giving you valuable fibre and vitamins for your body. I fill my dinner plate with a third of vegetables, carrots, peas, unbuttered Brussels sprouts etc. My gravy is done with vegetable stock instead of meat juices. I love chocolates but now I tell myself they are a luxury not something I can just eat because is Christmas.  I try to always use a smaller plate. Your mind will consider it a full plate regardless of its size. Remember, being active is just as important as healthy eating and a great way of burning off those extra calories.  My tips for this Christmas season are nature your body, portion control and keep focus. Remember my motto “You are the only one standing in your way”.
Merry Christmas to all my blog readers I look forward to a new year and continue in my weight loss journey. I invite you to join me.. we can beat this!