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New Years Day diet start

I want to start dieting on New Years Day, but there is an unbelievable amount of leftover Egged meat (Prime rib, Ham, Turkey, Kielbasi, Pulled Pork), Egg Pizza, snacks, appetizers, cookies, candy, etc. Extended family has all gone home, and I only have a couple of days to eat everything so I can start my diet. Add in the alcohol, and I'm not sure if I can finish everything in time to start dieting. I'll give it a go, but any suggestions are welcome.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,785
    Freeze some, give some to friends. ..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • New Year's day goals aren't something I can accomplish. I normally start with weight loss goals after the Super Bowl. But then again I revolve my life around football way too much. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • wait until next year - it will all be gone by then...
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • EGG for sale!!!!!
    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,593
    I would go ahead and give away all the sweets now.  Eat the apps/pizza/meats in moderation until new years.  Try to use up all the apps/pizza before new years day.  Save all the meat.  Even when dieting any meat in moderate portion is OK IMO.  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • DMWDMW Posts: 10,635
    No need to lose the egg to lose the weight. I started WW online last Nov , got my BGE in April. Was worried it might derail my progress, but have now lost the 80lbs I wanted to. Portion size is the key I've found. No need to skip the steak, just share it.
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    Morgantown, PA

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,688
    Last year, I decided to lose weight, and as of Jan 1, I kept a log of everything I ate, and the calories.  I became aware of where all the extra calories were coming from, and over 4 months, I lost 30 lbs which I have kept off.  It takes a bit of work but it worked for me.  Beer and snacks were my problem areas

    Part 2 is getting exercise.  The more active you are, the more you can get away with eating.  Good luck!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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