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The Lean Plate Club: Sally Squires

Charting Your Path To . . . Where You Started

Tuesday, November 13, 2001; Page HE04

If you've accept the Lean Plate Club Holiday Challenge -- to maintain your body weight between now and Jan. 1 -- the handy chart at right will help you.

Instructions: Record your weight today (Tuesday, Nov. 13) in the box at the left of the chart. Weigh yourself every Tuesday (or, if you prefer, more often, even daily) through Jan. 1. (If you are reluctant to post your weight in a place where prying eyes can see it, record it somewhere more private.) Then, each time you get on the scale, mark your weight trend on the chart by noting pounds above or below your starting weight.

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For motivation and advice on meeting the holiday challenge, check in with the Health section every week and with the Lean Plate Club, our weekly online healthful eating discussion, held Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. on www.washingtonpost.com and hosted by Sally Squires. You can also participate in a Holiday Challenge bulletin board discussion group at www.washingtonpost.com/health. If you'd like to share your strategies -- and difficulties -- in meeting the challenge, send an e-mail message to: squiress@washpost.com. (Please put "LPC Holiday Challenge" in the subject line.)

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