Oh My! What Will I Do Now?

@SIMPLYD (86508)
Philippines
December 12, 2016 2:33am CST
Three weeks ago , I was happy because I noticed that my tummy has flattened . For two weeks , I only have an apple and just drink lots of water for dinner . Then , when December started , parties also started . December 08 , was the unexpected invitation from the big boss . Last Friday , hubby and I took out some Chinese foods and celebrated my birthday at home and I can’t resist eating my favorites . My tummy has become protruding again. Oh my! Our Christmas party will be on the 16th and I have started the apple diet again just last night to at least look good on that day . However , I will be late birthday treating for dinner my co-auditor , tonight, after our dismissal . Then on Wednesday , will be the Christmas party with my high school batchmates . Friday , will be our office party and there are more parties to come because some batchmates will be coming home from abroad . Gosh , I think there’s no way , I can trim my tummy again this December . But I will try . Are you having the same problem as me ?
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@LadyDuck (188225)
• Switzerland
12 Dec 16
I have only a few lunches and dinner planned before Christmas, I try to eat only light foods and the day after I only eat apples, it's the only way not to gain weight.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
See so you too use apples so as not to gain weight . I must say it's really effective . I eat it instead of rice , so i don't gain weight . From now on , i will only eat the viands , no rice .
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@LadyDuck (188225)
• Switzerland
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD I skip any kind of sauce too, it helps to lose weight quickly.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@LadyDuck Oh i love those sauces . I put them on top of my rice . So that's why i easily gain fats in my stomach and hips and upper legs. But not in my extremities .
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@allknowing (73001)
• India
12 Dec 16
Enjoy December and then get back to your apples and watere
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
You know what , i like your advice . December is one month where parties are plenty and it only comes once in a year so , i might as well enjoy it .
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@Kandae11 (40339)
12 Dec 16
Its highly unlikely people will lose weight over the holidays -- unless they are ill or there isn't much to eat.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Yes, that is true . Specially here in the Philippines , December is Christmas party time , office , school , church , organizations , banks and firms have their Christmas parties , and they abound in foods and drinks .
@annierose (18212)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Hum...Yes I know how it feels. I don't like having a big tummy too. It is the reason that I avoid drinking sodas. They said that we should have less rice intake as well. But, there are really times that it is good to eat a lot and just ignore that it will make you bloat.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Correct ! These parties are just a plenty when it's December , so i think , @allknowing is correct , when he said to just enjoy them . I will really enjoy them , but i will see to it that i will eat in moderation and no rice and softdrinks .
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@annierose (18212)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD True! Let us do our best to control it. Haha
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@annierose Let's see and update each other when the festivities are over .
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@crossbones27 (22335)
• Redlands, California
12 Dec 16
I drinks and eats,but sad to say my stomach still sinks. Sad to say they did not make us equal just gave us different advantages.If that makes sense at all. I think it does and chose to go this route because my brain works different also.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Oh i envy you . Maybe because i am old and you are young so my metabolism is already slow . WHen i was until my i gave birth at 31 , i was skinny , i like to get flesher . I did get it after giving birth and love it , but when i got 50 , it is as if every food i take would add fat into my body .
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• Redlands, California
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD The problem when so skinny like me, get skinnier as older sad to say. One of my military sergeants had the same deal as me. Highly respected but still in the office which changes ones spirit.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@crossbones27 But at least when one is thinner when older , you are far from getting high blood , high cholesterol and gout . Unlike when you become fatter .
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@sunrisefan (21888)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
One choice would be not to attend parties hahaha! Always wanting to maintain that Ms. LT figure hehehe!
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Oh no , that is one thing i won't do . I like socializing and eating too . It's the season to be merry my friend . Diet later in January .
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@sunrisefan (21888)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Hehehe! And you know what? I'd like to see you holding an M-16 rifle in your avatar to jibe with your name - Rebel Woman hahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@sunrisefan You made me laugh with your imagination .
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 16
Maybe you should buy a maternity dress for the Christmas season.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Actually , i am planning to buy a loose blouse for the Christmas party .
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Maybe you can find one in latex which will stretch easily.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@Asylum Oh no , i don't like that . It will emphasize my a bit protruding tummy .
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@shubhu3 (23928)
• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
Hahahah this happens with me too. Our weight actually fluctuates a lot.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Yes, that is true , but i guess you are not as old as i am , so getting bigger is understandable . Funny , but you know i fear eating anymore because i think it might make my tummy protruding . I am generally not fat , in fact i am of slim built but it seems the fat always goes to my tummy and my hips .
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@shubhu3 (23928)
• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Hahaha that is cute. You are perfect my friend. Just a little workout will handle that weight. I would love to have your weight. My tummy has extra pounds not much yet a little.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@shubhu3 No , not a little workout but a big workout , will eliminate this protruding tummy already and the apple dinner .
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@sunrisefan (21888)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
I'll tell you a secret to have a flat stomach :) When you eat your meal, always have a glass of cold water by your side and drink as much water as you can as you put a spoonful of food in your mouth. With this, I can even drink as much as 3 glasses of water during my meal :) In this way, you have eaten less because the water will make you full.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Oh no , @sunrisefan i won't do that . I would like to savor the deliciousness of each food . I just would eat in moderation , but will have a taste of all the foods. I am a foodies you know . But i won't eat rice anymore . Rice is only for lunchtime , because i need energy at work . Good luck to me .
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@sunrisefan (21888)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, I'll see you in January 5 pounds heavier hahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@sunrisefan Let's see , if i will gain that much .
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
I have given up trying this time of year because I know it isn't going to happen so I will wait until after the holidays are over and then I will get back on track again. There are just too many temptations and parties to go to this time of year.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
I absolutely agree . Besides , what's the purpose of attending parties , when you will not be eating those delicious foods .
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD That is how I feel this time of year! The new year is for new beginnings!
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
14 Dec 16
@Happy2BeMe I agree !
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• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
Yes..this seems to be inevitable.. I eat and swell..I starve and shrink. With wedding season in the air I don't know what will happe n. By the way did apple and water in the night reallh helped?
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
So you too ? I think you are still so young to get fat easily . But anyway , yes ,it did help . Though my hubby's auntie said , it might make my tummy acidic , i still did it because i didn't feel that way . And when i stopped because is just want my stomach to flatten , and begin eating rice for dinner i started getting fat on my tummy again .
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• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD I can understand... Seeing your body regain the lost weight is so annoying for me..I have experienced it so many times
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• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
@HAPPSINGH do you also face the same problem
@deadreak (694)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
12 Dec 16
wow more blessings to come, just eat enough for your tummy. avoid ever eating so you can maintain you flat tummy.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
That's easy to say , but hard to do , specially when i see the delicious foods . Though , i know i should just be avoiding eating rice now . December is time for parties and it only comes once a year so i might as well enjoy the foods that way - no rice .
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@deadreak (694)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD yes much better avoid eating rice
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@Tina30219 (37535)
• Onaway, Michigan
13 Dec 16
Have had this problem for a while mine is from having kids though and not lost it all. I need to get back at exercising again and it will eventually get flat again.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
Enjoy your parties without bothering about your tummy. Don't starve yourself for the sake of getting some compliments.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Wow, that's the best advise i have heard my friend . And that's what i will do for this December , as it only comes once a year . Foods comes with parties . After that , i will diet again .
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD - I am glad to hear that you liked my advice. Yes, you could enjoy your parties in December, without bothering about your tummy or weight gain. Once you are done with party season, you could again start your apple diet or say restricted diet.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@dpk262006 I will do that . Thanks my friend .
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13 Dec 16
I don't have a problem as yours. My problem is how to get fat I don't know where did the food I ate went.. I like food parties, because I love foods
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Well, when you are young , you have a high metabolism . But when you grow older like me , it will slow down and every food seems to make you fat . Actually i am skinny until College , when i got a bit fleshier or sexy as they call me . Then , after giving birth at 31 , i became fleshier but i like it because i am a bit voluptuous . You will have your time when you will be a bit fleshier .
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13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Yeah.. I can't hardly wait. Ever since, I am skinny. Before they told me, when I get married it's time for me to become fat. I've waited, until I get pregnant. Nothing happens I feel like, I became skinnier
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@vickycheeky Really ! Maybe you are always stressed ? ALso when you have hyperthyroidism no matter how much you eat you will still be skinny .
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
All year round.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Oh no . Just this December because here parties abound since every firm , every group , organization always have their Christmas party each December .
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD I hope you enjoy them. If they are good parties then it is worth it. Though I know the work of slimming down will be hard later. Still its nice to be sociable?
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@Bluedoll Well, even if i will enjoy the foods at the parties , i will also do some dieting on meals so i won't get a lot of poundage added to my weight because i know they will be hard to lose after those . Yes, it is so enjoyable to do some socializing .
• Singapore
13 Dec 16
Now its the holiday season and its happening to lots of people, including me Doing sit-ups and jogging works for me!
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
14 Dec 16
Good for you that you still have time for sit-ups and jogging . I can only exercise on weekends when it's not my scheduel to go to our hometown to visit my parents .
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• Singapore
14 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD I run as and when I can, doesn't need to be a discipline routine for me. I don't do routine so well, I'm more of the where my moods take me kind of person.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
14 Dec 16
@bluemoonpavilion I am your opposite . I follow my routine . he he he
• United States
12 Dec 16
no ma'am, i've no such troubles. keepin' the weight'n 'tis a challenge fer myself.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Oh good for you . Do you also have lots of Christmas parties in December ?
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• United States
14 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD no ma'am, not a single one. the hubs 'd a Christmas party fer his workplace, but he t'was ill'n we didn't go.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
14 Dec 16
@crazyhorseladycx Oh , that is sad that he won't attend them because you can't . I think he should have gone because it was work related party .
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• China
12 Dec 16
At the time of the year,there will always be a whirl of parties .Don't worry about it,just keep away from too much fatty food .
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
Yes, i just keep away from eating too much fatty foods . And you are so right , December is the time of Christmas parties of all groups that there is here in the Philippines most specially . Even schools and religious organizations of the Catholics have them . So we just have to enjoy it , though eat in moderation .
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• China
13 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD The same with us,New Year's Day and The Chinese New Year will come round in succession.
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Yes, i heard it over the tv while putting on my make-up this morning that the Chinese New Year will be early next year - January 28 .
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
12 Dec 16
It is hard to stick to a diet with so many parties to attend to... I only know one person who would still stick to her diet even during the holidays season... I've seen her attend parties and still having a good time talking to everyone without eating anything there...
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@SIMPLYD (86508)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
Really , she attends the party yet she doesn't eat anything there ? Though , doing that would mean you aren't enjoying much because you don't get to taste any of those delicious foods .
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• New Delhi, India
12 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD I cannot go to a party and not eat anything. I would prefer to stay back at home otherwise. What is the point of party when you cannot taste good food and everyone aroind you is simply enjoying it.
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
12 Dec 16
Yeah, I'm sure people think she's strange sometimes... But those close to her know once she sets her mind into something she will stick to it consistently... She is a highly disciplined person...
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