Holidays are over: How much weight did you gain?

@kareng (7986)
United States
December 27, 2007 9:49pm CST
Now that Thanksgiving and Christmas is behind us and a ton of parties and social events, did you find that you ate more than usual, more sweets, more rich food, etc? And did you put on a few pounds as a result in eating all the goodies? How much weight did you gain? I have to say I did really good this year. I didn't go to a lot of parties so didn't have to worry about a lot of extra calories. So far, I'm finding my clothes still fit the way they should and I don't notice any extra weight at all. How about you?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I really tried to watch my snacking this holiday season. I have put some pounds on this past year, so I was really trying to not gain any more over the holidays. I will be starting a diet after the first of the year to try to loose what I had gained over this past year. Exercise is starting soon too.
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@AmbiePam (45841)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Good for you. : ) Once I started walking my dog, even in winter (although much less in REALLY cold weather), I noticed that I not only lost more weight, but I felt more energized. I walk my dog about a mile a day, unless it is freezing. And the mile is broken up in 3 walking times, which my doctor said is fine, as long as I get the walking in.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I bet you are right about the walking the dog. I use to walk my dog every night the summer before last and I was able to keep my weight right where I wanted it. this summer we were so busy running here and there with the kids we didn't get out walks in and this is when I started to gain little by little. I should start taking my dog out in the winter too....great idea!
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Good for you sunshine! I'm going to put bowling on a regular basis into my 2008 routine! We all need to exercise more!
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
I did gain weight but not too much. However, I feel I'm not healthy anymore having eaten too much meat and sweets. I have my blood sugar checked and had an X-ray last Dec. 23 and I'm so glad they're all normal. Yesterday I went to the hospital to have my cholesterol checked but I have to get results this afternoon. I hope it will still be normal.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Good luck on that. Mine was high last time I had it checked. I guess I'll be in trouble if it hasn't gone down when I go back. Grrr.
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Over the holidays I decided to stop my diet and just eat all the yummy holiday stuff around. I ended up losing 3 pounds in the process, go figure.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
31 Dec 07
That sounds like my kind of diet!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
Well, in my country... the holidays are not yet over since we still have the New Year to celebrate... and there will be more food and party on the eve and day of January 1... but i don't need to worry about gaining weight because no matter how much i eat... i don't see any pounds added to my body...i guess i am very lucky that i have this body type... Happy New Year to you...an to all Mylotters...
@AmbiePam (45841)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Yes, we can't forget the New Year celebration. I imagine a lot of people will have a party to celebrate, if just a church party or even an office party.
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Well believe it or not, I finally got serious around the first of November and decided the weight has to come off again. (a few years back I lost 50 pounds, but have slowly gained them back!)From Nov 1st until today (Jan 5th), I have lost 20 pounds! It was very hard sticking to my new lifestyle (I don't use the term 'diet'...it is a healthy lifestyle!) during the holidays but I managed! I treated myself to a recumbent bike and it has really helped. I have it sitting right in the middle of the den floor. I hop on the seat and pedal while I watch TV !!
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
29 Dec 07
My clothes are fitting they way they should. I did not really over do it this year. Yes, I did eat a bit more then I needed to but I did not gain any weight because I did not over do it with the sweets.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
My regular clothes haven't fit for almost 3 years now due to baby havings! lol. I regrettably have began to admit that i will never fit back into those itty bitty little size 3 jeans ever again!! That's okay though, It's aLL worth it in the end. I loves my baby, and if i wanted to look like a rake again, i'm sure some day with lots of excersize, and carefull eating habits, i could. . IF i really wanted to. yea.. thats it :)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I have to say I actually lost weight this holiday season. I was sick for a few weeks in November and I lost about 10 pounds. I am feeling better now, but I will hopefully keep the weight off. Of course we are going to 3 parties between now and New Years so I'll try to stay away from the food table....
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
28 Dec 07
I knew that this year I couldnt gain some weight during christmas time because I have to watch waht I eat since I suffer from pregnancy diabetes. It was hard not eating everything I want, but I was for a good cause :P But the holidays are not over. I still have 3 parties for the new year :P
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
28 Dec 07
We didn't have any parties, just the usual family dinners. I haven't noticed any difference in my clothes though...and I have eaten a ton of cookies and brownies! S/o's been gaining weight like crazy of the past few months (15-20 pounds last he checked) so I'm sure he's got a few extra holiday pounds but he probably would have gained them anyway.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Dec 07
Hi, friend, the scale said I lost from four to six pounds, let's just say 5 pounds. No secret. I ate what I wanted. Well, I have been drinking an energy drink and taking liquid vitamins, and drinking green tea. We will see if that loss holds on, though. It is good when the clothing still fits. Actually the reason I weighed is because a pair of jeans that was tight when I bought them now slides up and down while still buttoned and zipped. The looseness feels pretty good.
• United States
28 Dec 07
I didn't put on any extra pounds. I just ate like I usually do. I didn't have many sweets either. We had lots of places to go but I just tried to only eat a little bit at each place but that's how I usually do.
@Stiletto (4597)
28 Dec 07
For the first time ever I haven't gained a single pound - thank goodness!! I had a quiet Christmas, didn't go out much and exercised some self control for a change when it came to sweets and things like that. So this will be the first January ever where I'm not trying to lose weight which makes a welcome change.
@vivasuzi (4126)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I actually think I did alright. We were so busy Christmas day running around that I only ate a little at each place. Plus when I'm full of business, I don't get as hungry. I may have gained a few, but I've also been trying to cut back on days outside of visiting with friends. I will start exercising this new year! I really need to.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I ate way too much. My step mom made all these rich sweets. Fudge, pumpkin rolls, candy and all kinds of things. Probably gained 20 pounds. Now I gotta starve myself lol.
@stella1989 (2277)
• India
28 Dec 07
Well same here ..I didn't go to parties too..but once this christmas. But the thing is I am enjoying it at home only..eat lots of stuffs at home like cakes and drinks..candies...may more..!! I got a tummy problem cause of this.. now I have to work it out or limit my eating habbit before my collge re-opens..!!! Have to maintain a normal figure duh..!! :P :)
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 07
Strangely enough I didn't eat half as much as I usually do through past Christmases where I have just been a total gannet pigging out on crisps, nuts and biscuits, this year for some reason I just didn't fancy them, and I actually sat and ate FRUIT! I didn't have the appetite, but I certainly enjoyed mum's Christmas roast dinner. I haven't weighed myself admittedly but my clothes are no tighter.
@Zairo7 (78)
• Canada
28 Dec 07
Ate way too much, but I didn't gain any weight. I actually lost some weight, haha. Just thought I'd throw this out there since too many people worry about eating too much during this season. It's kind of silly really, seeing people worry about what they eat between Christmas and New Year's when really they should be worrying about what they eat between New Year's and Christmas.
@balasri (26577)
• India
28 Dec 07
Nearly a kilo I think.I haven't weighed myself yet.But I am quite sure because of the food and drinks I enjoyed.
@eyewitness (1580)
• Netherlands
28 Dec 07
I think i haven't gained so much.I didn't eat too much.Just ate like all days so i think i did good. Normally i would gain a pound or two pounds but actually a friend of mine said i looked like i have lost weight.That's a great start for this new year.