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Day 441 - Readin' and Writin' and New Math

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

That's as in 'new math to calculate holiday indulgences.'

There's been a lot of chatter on SP about the holidays and how to keep on track and how to make healthy food choices and so on.

I wasn't specifically looking for articles along those lines - Spark has some excellent articles on-site - but a few have come to my attention in the last day or so, and I thought some of you might be interested in two of them:

www.washingtonpos
t.com/lifestyle/wellness/r
eal-world-holiday-weight-c
ontrol-advice/2011/11/30/g
IQAyTsLZO_story.html?wpisrc=nl_health


www.lhj.com/healt
h/weight-loss/essentials/s
tay-slim-all-season-long/?
sssdmh=dm17.565222&esrc=nw
dt120611&email=2858876606


Some of their tips are things I already do - planning ahead, making sure to drink plenty of water - but some things were totally new to me (I love that 'three-bite rule' idea) or were good practical ideas I'd overlooked (picking the time to indulge, and building in 'recovery' days).

The Washington Post article comes with an interactive calorie counter to help you plan:

www.washingtonpos
t.com/wp-srv/special/healt
h/holiday-calorie-counter/


It's rather simplistic, but anything that nudges me in the right direction is a good thing. Thinks me. And it was fun to play with.

Except for the usual housework it's been a quiet day here. Which suits me just fine, as it'll be noisy soon enough. The Rounds start this weekend, and with a couple guests expected during the holidays, I'll probably be glad I had the calm before the storm.

Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

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