Easy tools for staying (or getting back!) in charge of your weight during the holidays

Check out 7 Healthy Apps to help you avoid gaining holiday pounds – or at least reverse all the turkey, gravy and pie consumed this weekend!

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  1. I so want to reply to your blog today, Suzanne. I have had many judgements pelcad upon me from the age of 7yrs. (I’m now 62) about my eating habits. Put on several diets, eaten healthily and lost weight, gained it back .the yo-yo-syndrome. I have exercised (in your Large as Life fitness classes way back when and in our local gym) and as my weight has continued to stick with me, and increase, I’ve found mobility has become a real issue for me.I am convinced that the total focus on my weight from an early age was detrimental and influenced the weight I continue to carry. Poor self-esteem while growing up also became a nightmare. Meeting with yourself and other LL women really helped me to move up the self-esteem ladder for which I will always be grateful! I don’t believe there is any one answer to fixing’ this obesity epidemic (as some would have us label it). I have (only one week ago) embarked on a healthy eating plan under the supervision of the dietician at our local health unit. I’ve done this before and I am trying to be positive as I remember how well I could move around two years ago when I had lost 6 stone (it’s all back on again which is the reason for my caution). As I have mobility issues now after a long spell in hospital I really feel I want to be comfortable in my own body again and I think that is the secret’ .being comfortable in your own skin. Acceptance of ourselves, making small changes to bring us to the place where we feel comfortable. Hallelujah to all out there who have already achieved this state of acceptance and comfort. My goodness I do go on don’t I?It is true that in the long term many lose pounds only to regain them and it sets us up for failure and discouragement. How we get past that puzzles me. I have known a few friends who have become desperate and undergone by-pass surgery so have maintained weight loss that is not a route I would ever choose. I know it is a controversial subject an easy fix some would think. I enjoy the smell, texture, taste, preparation, look of how food is presented I wouldn’t want to be deprived of that experience nor do I want to go through the rest of my days feeling 2nd rate and guilty over food! Yep, comfortable in my own skin .and for anyone reading this long comment .I would hope that is your aim too .whether you are at that point already or want to make whatever adjustments are needed for you to feel happy with your body. As you say, Suzanne there is lots to say on this subject but I’ll make this do for now. Permission to all reading this to let out one big YAWN..lol

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