If you are like me, every Christmas season you gain weight.  One can only eat so many cookies, dinners with all the trimmings, pies, and chocolates without consequence.

So here we are…about to enter December.

I don’t know about you, but my pants are still tight from Halloween candy and Thanksgiving.  And whenever I go out of the house to the grocery store or mall, I am tempted to stop for a peppermint shake from Chick-fil-a (my favorite!) and all the treats on display.  After all, this is the season to be merry!

So here’s my challenge for all of us.  What if we can simply maintain today’s weight throughout December?  If you can do that, you will be in a much healthier position to welcome in the New Year.

My husband just read something by author Jack Canfield.  Canfield said that many people set a goal like:  To lose ten pounds.  But a much better goal would be:  I will weigh ___ by December 20.  See the difference?

I don’t think you have to set a goal to lose weight in December.  That may be a bit, well, rough.  I think if we can simply hold steady on the scale through the gingerbread maze, we’ll be doing quite well.

Is maintaining your weight a goal you want to set for December?  What have you done to offset the weight gained through the holidays?

I’ll be sharing five ways you can maintain your weight later on this week.

Arlene Pellicane

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