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How well did you all fare through the Holidays?
BigDaddyMatty posted:
How well did you all fare through the Holidays? I ate more than I had planned and a few of my fitness walks got rained out but I made it through very well.

One thing I have learned is that I need to be careful when I plan to indulge in a big meal. Indulging in a big meal is fine but I need to be careful not to continue to snack for the rest of the evening.

I also need to be more aware that planning to indulge in say Christmas dinner does not mean indulging in a calorie-laden breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Christmas!

One thing that both amazes and concerns me is the amount I can now eat without really feeling stuffed. I now eat a big meal and know from experience that it's time to stop. I'm certainly no longer hungry but I'm also not stuffed -- and I would have been in the past. Even 30-90 minutes later I don't feel stuffed so there has definitely been some sort of change in my body.

I'm also aware that my body is quick to retain extra water if I consume too much extra sodium. It took about a week to shed the excess water. This has always been true for me and I suffer no ill health from it but having a "puffy face" is something I now find embarrassing.

I've got the next size pants already layed-out. They button but just barely. It will be a couple of weeks before they fit correctly...

Happy New Year!

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