To dare you to tell me how much weight you've put on!?

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10lbs and it's not even new year yet!!!

I never put on weight over the Festive as I have to walk lots. We live rurally and the nearest place to buy milk etc is nearly 4 miles away and I dont drive. Our bus only runs once a week over xmas/ny so we have no choice but to walk as taxis are ridiculously expensive and really not worth it unless you've done a massive shop. Unfortunately it was impossinle to get an asda delivery for the last 2 weeks so we've been eating out the freezer which thankfully I keep stocked with a couple months worth in case we get snowed in. Also dh has eaten every last scrap of christmas fayre in the house and I have barely had the chance to eat anything naughty hmm

WorraLorraTurkey Sun 30-Dec-12 14:14:05

I think we just buy a lot more too.

I was thinking about my parent's Christmas food shopping and apart from the turkey and all the trimmings, it would have gone something like this (for 7 of us)

Tinned fruit and condensed milk (dessert for xmas dinner)
Satsumas
Mixed nuts (the type you needed a nutcracker for)
Small Angel cake
Mince pies
Crisps
Sausage rolls
Pure orange juice (xmas morning treat)
Tin of salmon
various cold meats for sandwiches

That was about it as far as I remember? And we were dizzy with excitement about it! I don't remember seeing tins of Quality Street/Roses etc in the shops. We'd get selection boxes from Aunts and Uncles though.

There were no huge supermarkets so most of that ^^ had to be bought in separate shops that involved hours of queuing...and no massive fridges and huge freezers so it mostly had to be bought a couple of days before.

I'm 43 by the way...though I'm aware this post makes me sound about 80 blush

WorraLorraTurkey Sun 30-Dec-12 14:15:40

Oh and Angel Delight and Trifle...how could I have forgotten those! shock

Bearfrills Sun 30-Dec-12 14:17:26

I don't eat more at Christmas/New Year or eat when I'm not hungry it's just the types of food I have this time of year IYSWIM? I don't generally have butter, goose fat, wine with my roast dinner, buffet food (the staple of every Christmas party), Christmas pudding, etc and people don't tend to give us family-sized boxes of chocolates and biscuits except at Christmas. So for me it's type of food rather than quantity.

I've been on SW since August so my usual intake is lots of vegetables and fruit, pasta, lean meat, fish, etc with occasional treats. I knew it was going to be more difficult to keep going at Christmas so I maintained control by deciding in advance that I wouldn't deny myself but I would make good choices wherever possible (e.g., nice Christmas satsuma instead of lebkuchen) and be self-limiting with not-so-good choices (e.g., having one biscuit and enjoying it instead of half a pack) and for all the rest simply accept that it is once a year and the important thing is to get back on the plan afterwards.

If it's constant and the weight gain is the start of more weight gain then that's when it's a problem. If it's Christmas weight that will gradually shift when normal programming resumes then it's fine.

Isn't it normal/healthy for weight to fluctuate by +/- 7lbs anyway? Or so my GP says.

Turniphead1 Sun 30-Dec-12 14:23:19

6lbs! Luckily I was at my lowest weight before Xmas - but still it's amazing how much the booze and chocolates can add over a week. shock

BooCanary Sun 30-Dec-12 14:25:59

Lost 8lbs before Xmas due to Bastard Flu, and generally eating nothing other than porridge and cupasoup for a fortnight. Have put on 6lb over Xmas - have been STARVING for the past week now I'm feeling much better, and unfortunately the food on offer has been pretty unhealthy/calorific! Tbh, I'm pretty surprised I haven't put more weight on.

BooCanary Sun 30-Dec-12 14:30:38

Also we normally do lots of walking over Xmas week, which helps to balance out the chocolate and wine, but thanks to the fecking constant torrential rain, we have only managed to get one very wet hour long walk in. We are desperate for some fresh air and exercise bloody Wales!

catsrus Sun 30-Dec-12 14:45:35

Don't hate me smile i haven't put on any weight - and I've eaten a good sampling of everything on offer - work do's, christmas cake, stollen, pavlova, cheesecake leading up to christmas plus lots of wine. Christmas day itself I had the works, including roast potatoes, xmas pud etc. I've worked my way through after eights (it seems my limit is now 13 in one session blush and luxury chocs plus the wine and neat advocaat (alcoholic custard - bliss). I don't feel a bit deprived as I've had a bit of everything (and an excess of some things!) but clearly have not overdone it.

I've been following this way of eating since august (link is to MN thread) and have lost 22lb (from size16 to 12). Over christmas I haven't counted calories (apart from totting up the after 8's to being over 500 blush) but I have restricted the time frame within which I eat - trying not to eat anything until late afternoon and then eat nothing after about 9ish (apart from drinks). I've not managed it every day - but it looks like I've done enough to keep the weight stable (rather than continue to lose as i have been).

As I've been doing it since August I've got used to the whole 'fasting' thing and it doesn't bother me any more. for me the big discovery is a way of eating long term that doesn't involve 'going on a diet' and then falling off the wagon - it doesn't suit everyone but might be worth a try for anyone who's stuck as I was with post-menopausal podge.

FloweryDrawers Sun 30-Dec-12 15:23:10

9lbs here - although that's over more than just Christmas because it started with a run of birthdays and celebrations at the end of Nov. I consciously decided to just worry about it in the New Year. Not too worried about losing it again as Christmas food, wine, chocolate, etc. are different from the sort of thing I usually eat, and if the bloody weather ever settles I'll be able to get out properly walking again. It'll be gone in a month or so.

JazzyTheSnowman Sun 30-Dec-12 15:26:13

I've put on 3lb, making me a nice round 14st. And trust me, I'm reallllllllllly ROUND!
(bah dum tssh)

Weight Watchers in the New Year.

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