Maintain Don’t Gain

For our staff wellness focus this month, I chose the theme “Maintain Don’t Gain”. The holidays are here and that means parties, treats, eating out, and all kinds of activities that tend to lead to weight gain. I have challenged our staff to just try and maintain their current weight within 2 pounds. All those weight loss goals can wait until January. Overall, we are trying to write down everything we eat and do something active for 30 minutes per day. Each day I send a daily tip to help everyone along the way. Here are the first week’s tips:
-keep a food journal
-sit and relax for 5 minutes
-drink 8 glasses of water
-balance your week overall — eat a fatty restaurant meal one day, then balance the next with a lo-fat soup for dinner
-when eating at a fast food restaurant, order the kids meal to lower portion size
-take a walk
-skip dessert today–instead wrap a treat up, write a thank-you note & deliver both to someone you owe some gratitude

It is working for me! I am actually down 1 pound 🙂

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