The holidays are one of my favorite times of year. There is plenty of spendlor, wonder and lots of cookies. But as someone who lost 100 pounds in the past, I can't help but sometimes get scared that my weight will start to creep back up around this magical time of year. It's hard to resist all of the delicious drinks and foods around this time of year, especially when my social calendar quickly fills up with parties at work, with family and with friends. And because I want to attend them all, it's not unusual for me to step on the scale the next morning and think: YIKES! 


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Thankfully, there's quite a few things I have learned about dropping pounds during the holidays in the past seven years since my major weight loss. But it's not easy. Here's how to indulge during the holidays and still lose weight.