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

(160 Posts)

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

With thanks to bronchitis and a fluey virus - I have.......lost half a stone grin

HKat Sat 29-Dec-12 12:27:29

I'm too scared to get on the scales yet!

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Sat 29-Dec-12 12:27:49

I dont own a pair of scales so not sure but I have definitely put on a fair bit. my clothes are much tighter.

E320 Sat 29-Dec-12 12:29:21

Nothing, in fact I have lost weight. I don´t like sweets or snacks so never have them in the house. I hate turkey (but do have a penchant for home-made bread sauce) and as it is only me I can more or less do as I please, so healthy, normal eating with an extra couple of glasses of something here grin

SantasHoHoHo Sat 29-Dec-12 12:29:31

Haven't weighed myself. Tbh, it's not really an issue with me. If I'm going to pig out at Xmas I'm going to have gained something I suppose but I just ensure I resume a healthier eating pattern in the new year.

MrsMelons Sat 29-Dec-12 12:30:20

Nothing - I am really fed up about it as on day 5 of the flu now and all those lovely chocolates are just sat there begging me to eat them but I can't!

I was hoping not to put on too much as have just lost a stone but I would have been happy with 5 or 6 lbs and been able to enjoy all the lovely christmas food!

LaVitaBellissima Sat 29-Dec-12 12:30:35

I am the same 10 bloody lbs sad and it really shows, all on my stomach, like a pregnancy belly.

So new rules
8 glasses of water a day
4 portions of vegetables
2 portions of fruit
Wine only at weekends (New Years prosecco allowed smile
No chocolate or processed crap

<dusts off 30 day shred>

It will be gone!

sparkle12mar08 Sat 29-Dec-12 12:31:03

About ten pounds since the start of December, and about seven of those since the 19th blush

ArtVandelay Sat 29-Dec-12 12:31:08

I'm down 2 kilos via flu sad very jealous of your Christmas munching.

cozietoesie Sat 29-Dec-12 12:31:54

About 12 lbs since early December.

GreatCongas Sat 29-Dec-12 12:32:39

I'm about the same. Can't say exactly be because I fluctuate about 5lbs throughout a month but I haven't exceeded that and am not at the top of that range either

Cortana Sat 29-Dec-12 12:32:50

6lb in two weeks. I am currently in DP's jogging bottoms, playing pool with DS while we eat crackers and cheese.


mantlepiece Sat 29-Dec-12 12:34:06

I find when you host the family for Christmas you don't eat that much yourself... to busy servicing everyone else...hohoho!

Mockingcurl Sat 29-Dec-12 12:34:10

I'm really hoping I haven't put anything on as I lost a stone before Xmas.
I ate what I wanted on Xmas day (felt a bit sick tbh) and have been madly making up for it ever since.

It's back to ww on Wednesday and I will find out how I've done. If I've put on weight I will be well cross as I might as well have pigged out all Xmas.

ViviPru Sat 29-Dec-12 12:35:00

Was expecting a massive gain over Christmas after losing 33lbs this year, but I lost a lb! Can't believe it!

usualsuspect3 Sat 29-Dec-12 12:35:17

No idea, my jeans appear to have shrunk in the was though hmm

usualsuspect3 Sat 29-Dec-12 12:35:39


splashymcsplash Sat 29-Dec-12 12:36:18

My scales are broken <smug face>

MoomieAndFreddie Sat 29-Dec-12 12:36:26

about 5lbs


All of you who has lost weight I'm going to come round and force feed you mince pies and chocolate

lubeybooby Sat 29-Dec-12 12:39:02

I've lost 2lb but I'm a 'larger' lady anyway at a size 18, my eating hasn't been massively different and I've been ill which has suppressed the usual xmas stuffing-face-athon. Starting to feel better now though so I expect new year booze alone will gain me that 2lb back.

specialsubject Sat 29-Dec-12 12:40:11

none. I enjoyed my Christmas dinner and then went for a good walk. I also enjoyed a few chocs, mince pies etc and then will walk those off.

I'm going shopping tomorrow to buy tons of veggies to make a big pan of WW no point soup.

curiousuze Sat 29-Dec-12 12:40:54

Lost about 2.5 stone because I had a giant baby 3 weeks ago who I am breastfeeding! I'm eating about 3000 calories a day though (mostly in trifle) so I'm sure it'll catch up with me

cozietoesie Sat 29-Dec-12 12:41:59

I'm not worried about the weight - that can be easily taken off - it's just the shock to my system of all that eg chocolate, sugar and thick cream given what I normally eat. I feel sort of sluggish.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 29-Dec-12 12:42:20

I would not dare to venture near the scales, I have been steadily piling in on for months now. I have some serious work to do on myself in the new year.

Back on track now though, Christmas nuts/cheese/pâté/Pringles almost finished.

All gone on belly, look about 5 months pregnant hmm

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Sat 29-Dec-12 12:42:21


Have lost 3stone in 5months, no way am I putting it all on again!

greenbananas Sat 29-Dec-12 12:42:26

I'm still 2 stone overweight post-pregancy (DS2 is 6 weeks old) but I haven't put on any more over Christmas. I think all the cake and chocolate I ate has been absorbed by DS2's breastfeeding demands.

I have lost 3st this year too, giraffes.
But at 7st11 was starting to look too thin, so 8lbs is no big deal. Still a size 10. Just need to keep it in check, so will be weighing self every 2 days. Don't want it to creep back on.

Ive put on 21lb since Dec 1st.

I totally win the one competition Id loved to have lost.

Ah well, twas fun.

DoingTheBestICan Sat 29-Dec-12 12:46:33

I've lost 12lb since the 17th due to nasty flu virus,very jealous of all your christmas munching,I haven't had any.

muminthecity Sat 29-Dec-12 12:47:52

For the first time in my life I've actually lost weight over Christmas, thanks to the bastard norovirus.

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Sat 29-Dec-12 12:55:23

more I deffo don't look too thin! Maybe next year wink

catgirl1976geesealaying Sat 29-Dec-12 12:56:14

Half a fecking stone

I'm thinking Dukan or Atkins plus the Shred in the New Year

and thinking about it counts right?

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Dec-12 12:57:50

The same. I don't eat dramatically differently over Christmas.

I've been ill as well,eating is currently an effort!

mcmooncup Sat 29-Dec-12 13:00:04

I'm obviously shit at Christmas.
Why do you put on weight at Christmas??
Seriously? Isn't it just one major meal??? You can't put on 21lbs with one meal?
What else is going on?!?!?

Fakebook Sat 29-Dec-12 13:01:08

I don't know but I was a size 14 top half and size 12 bottom half about 2 months ago. Bought all size 14 tops from the sales. Nothing fits. I'm now a healthy size 16 sad. Going to start power walking with the pushchair.

CrispyHedgeHogmanay Sat 29-Dec-12 13:02:07

I've lost 5lbs grin

Looked around the house yesterday and realised no chocs or crisps or anything had been eaten.. didn't even have pudding on xmas day

KellyEllyChristmasBelly Sat 29-Dec-12 13:02:24

1.5lb. I'm quite disappointed. I thought with all the extra eating and drinking it would be at least 5lb smile Few more days left of overindulgence left before the January health kick. My body is actually craving healthy stuff now after all the crap. Bought some salad for my lunch today and it tasted so much better than usual!

Nellysknickers Sat 29-Dec-12 13:04:07

I lost some before Xmas when I had flu. I have more than made up for nearly two weeks of not eating and am almost back to normal, could have done with keeping the weight off though <shrugs>

FrankWippery Sat 29-Dec-12 13:04:27

Lost about 8lbs in the past week. Stress related, but happy if it continues!

TraineeBabyCatcher Sat 29-Dec-12 13:05:40

Not sure I dare go weigh myself.
I've not exercised in over a week aswell as ds has been off school and I haven't had the opportunity- so even if I hadn't eaten more I would expect to have put on.

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Sat 29-Dec-12 13:10:44

I now have a chest infection following flu in mid december. I must have been the only person to wake up on dec 22nd and have been a little disapointed to find the world was carrying on as I felt so ill.

Last got weighed boxing day and I had lost 9 lb.

catgirl1976geesealaying Sat 29-Dec-12 13:14:18

Seriously? Isn't it just one major meal???

No, mine has been:

21st - Work do, large meal, lots of drinks
23rd - Meal out with friends, plus drinks
24th - Lunch out with friends (turkey etc) then Xmas Eve Dinner
25th - Christmas day - smoked salmon scrambled eggs breakfast, huge lunch etc)
26th- Boxing day dinner (hosted at mine)
28th -Curry out with friends

Tonight is a meal out and cinema

Then there is New Years Eve (takeaway, champagne etc)
New Years day (big family meal)

Not to mention having a house full of chocolates, drink (including the vair fattening Baileys), nice cheeses etc and the constant drinking

I'm surprised I've only gained half a stone so far sad

CMOTDibbler Sat 29-Dec-12 13:15:06

Nothing, but have been watching my food intake, and am back to my weightloss regime now

whattodoo Sat 29-Dec-12 13:15:36

Have lost half stone due to fluey virus. Starting to get an appetite back but the only food left in the house is chocs, cakes, cheese etc.

FredFredGeorge Sat 29-Dec-12 13:15:50

mcmooncup a lot of the weight gain for many is a big increase in alcohol consumption, from both the calories in the alcohol and the change in patterns of eating that come from that. As well as an increase in chocolate etc.

There was a study in the US which showed that the average person put on 1lb over Christmas (well Thanksgiving/Christmas in their case) - not a lot you think, but it also showed that it typically wasn't ever lost in the rest of the year, so each Christmas you add a 1lb by the time you're 40 you're 20lbs heavier than you were. One of the things which influences hunger is the amount of fat you have, so it tends not to go again.

I'm also unchanged in weight, despite drinking more than normal, and eating different foods (parties/visiting etc.) but I still just eat to hunger and it works well for me as long as I stay metabolically fit via the exercise.

catgirl1976geesealaying Sat 29-Dec-12 13:16:50

Could someone with a virus (not too nasty but thin making) pop round and lick me?

TheProvincialLady Sat 29-Dec-12 13:17:56

I lost 2lbs. All that rich food starts to get on my nerves after a while and I end up craving soup and salad. This year I didn't drink much alcohol either, as was at the in-laws where they chill the red and warm the white, and it's all Blue Nun anyway, bless em.

ArseNDamnation Sat 29-Dec-12 13:18:06

Havent wrighed myself but I reckn about 5lbs. It'll come off in the next few weeks no bother though.

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Sat 29-Dec-12 13:24:35

Trust me Catgirl I would rather have put on 3 stone. I started with this on 15th dec and still feel hideous. I have no energy,my chest is shocking - coughing up thick mank and blood, and awful pains in my ribs, sinuses and teeth. My bones have finally stopped hurting though!

I'd seriously love to be fat but healthy because at the moment I feel like I will never feel well again and my house needs fumigating!

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 29-Dec-12 13:26:09

about half a pound. But I do need to lose 2 stone so not feeling too self congratulatory grin

catgirl1976geesealaying Sat 29-Dec-12 13:26:26

sad ok don't lick me fan

That sounds awful thanks

6lbs since the start of December! I was at my top comfortable weight before Christmas so I have rejoined ww online as of yesterday as I hate looking fat and actually felt a bit depressed about it over Christmas.

For me (and I am aware that it is my choice all of this) it isn't just the one day though, it is:

2 Work night's out (3 course dinner and drinks)
1 Christmas night out with friends with nibbles and drinks.
3 Christmas lunches with work and with clients.
Christmas Eve lunch at the pub.
Christmas Day with all the trimmings.
Boxing Day party.

Mince pies constantly on offer at work.
Wine and baileys whilst wrapping presents, writing Christmas cards.

To top it all off;

very little exercise as running around doing Christmas shopping in lunch hour, after work, watching children in Church services, school services so very little time for a swim or a trip to the gym.

I am going to lose a stone in the early part of the year. .....thank goodness it is nearly all over. I swear I am turning into the grinch my mother about Christmas.

Ilovesunflowers Sat 29-Dec-12 13:29:55

I've put on 2lb. Haven't restricted what I've eaten at all so it could be a lot worse! I dont really drink though which is where a lot of people pile on the lbs.

I don't dare look. I binned my scales years back. I know I was a size 10 5 years ago (while BF dd) and am now a 16/18.

Also know I need to do something about it. It didn't bother me when I was a 14, as I'm 5 ft 8, but now its getting ridiculous and ruining my life with dp (who preferred the skinny me if he's honest, which he hasn't said directly but its obvious in other ways)

Latara Sat 29-Dec-12 13:34:43

Only half a pound (0.5lb) since Xmas Eve, yes!!

EuroShagmore Sat 29-Dec-12 13:35:35

I've put 1lb on over Xmas (but I am still 1/2 a stone over where I would like to be). I started on the exercise yesterday as I was just feeling so bleugh.

IslaValargeone Sat 29-Dec-12 13:41:22

I have to ask, how the hell does anyone put on over a stone?
I'm no nutritionist but aren't there about 3000 calories in a pound? Allowing for extra alcohol, pringles and Cadbury's Roses that's a lot of calories. Surely there's some miscalculating going on?

Calabria Sat 29-Dec-12 13:43:19

Weighed at Slimming World yesterday. Gained one pound since the Friday before. Very happy with that smile

I have had a cold for three weeks and didn't feel like drinking much alcohol which has undoubtedly helped.

Mrsrudolphduvall Sat 29-Dec-12 13:47:30

A couple of pounds .
I've been to the gym a couple of times this week, and am going later today.

Am sick of this weather.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Sat 29-Dec-12 13:49:45

Far to much!! Can see it in my face, it's horrible!! Clothes feel so much tighter sad

Done the 5:2 diet for a while in October and it worked so will be back on it in January.

Nothing, but I have fancy body fat weighing scales and my fat % is going up and up ... I can't exercise due to frozen shoulder, currently have a cold, and as usual we've come back from the in-laws with loads of crap chocolate. Ugh.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 29-Dec-12 13:54:37

7lb - actually I'm a amazed it isn't more considering the amount I have eaten and the lack of exercise. Usually in the holidays I do loads of walking but it's been so wet even the dogs don't want to go out.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sat 29-Dec-12 13:55:30

2lb... need to lose them by monday... hmmmmm

catgirl1976geesealaying Sat 29-Dec-12 13:58:19

If you only eat lean protein between now and Monday never they will be gone

Although you will be sad sad

scripsi Sat 29-Dec-12 13:59:07

Catgirl I am sure my DCs would be happy to oblige. I've gained a little but as I am now nursing two with The Virus, I think I need to plump up before it hits me!

LifeofPo Sat 29-Dec-12 14:03:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Well, I would.
But the scales I ordered in my tesco delivery turned out to be kitchen scales blush I had imbibed a few jd's when placing an order late last night.

it's annoying because I'm pretty much recovering now and feel really hungry. Just have no idea what I fancy though sad Not cold meats etc, not sandwiches, not hot dinner.....gah sad

IslaValargeone Sat 29-Dec-12 14:15:51

Terra grin

MatureUniStudent Sat 29-Dec-12 14:30:23

I have ploughed through Lindt, Matchmakers, a truely awful posh packet of chocolates (still ate them though) an ENOURMOUS Toblerone, plus lashings of wine and fried cheese sandwiches (blush)

And being a larger lady, I suspected a stone. But no. Thanks to the wonders of Christmas and the baby Jesus, only 4 lbs. I am stunned and thrilled, probably much like the shepherds and kings of yore.

Home made veggie soup for lunch today though...

FolkElf Sat 29-Dec-12 14:37:34

2lbs over December. I'm not counting it really because I know that as soon as I stop 'Christmas eating' it will go again.

I don't want to put too much on because I wanted to lose another stone and whilst I don't mind adding another lb or two to that total, I don't really want it to be any more than that!

SantasENormaSnob Sat 29-Dec-12 14:56:43

Oh god about 7lb sad

Fucking shortbread.

SomethingOnce Sat 29-Dec-12 14:57:07

5lbs so far...

LuluMai Sat 29-Dec-12 14:58:24

I was already a fatty who overindulged so I don't think my Xmas indulgence has made much difference TBH!

McPie Sat 29-Dec-12 15:15:02

I lost 3lb but I cant eat wheat or dairy so most of the fun things have not been eaten, I say most as I bought some really nice gluten free mince pies from sainsburys but made one pack stretch four days as they cost a bomb! Still surprised as I drunk three bottles of wine in the space of 24 hours grin.

BigShinyBaubles Sat 29-Dec-12 15:17:19

I'm too scared to weigh myself blush
But I'm joining Slimming World on the 3rd jan so I don't give a shit what I eat from now until then!!

cynner Sat 29-Dec-12 15:18:53

I can not say, except my maternity clothes are too small!

careergirl Sat 29-Dec-12 15:22:17

i've put on, I know that because can't get in my jeans! I'll just get back on the healthy eating thingy and that will sort it not stressing too much

Sunnywithachanceofjinglebells Sat 29-Dec-12 15:37:00

I think I'm about the same - thanks, revolting stomach bug!

AllYoursJingleBellbooshka Sat 29-Dec-12 15:38:29

Nothing, all day morning sickness. sad

But next year I plan to be like a starving Gregg Wallace let loose in a French patisserie.

DH, however has discovered cranberry wensleydale cheese. Poor chap is traumatised by his arse growth in a such a small space of time.

Autumnchill Sat 29-Dec-12 15:40:45

Put a couple of pounds on but managed to shift them. Have laid off the alcohol since Boxing Day so that I can feel comfortable in my posh frock on NYE. Thankfully family know not to get me chocolates for Christmas as I do SW. First weigh in tomorrow and see if I've managed to keep my 2012 resolution which was to end the year lighter than I started it!

I have lost 7lb since the middle of dec, dont know why, no effort involved just really not hungry anymore which is unlike me and freaking dh out a bit, he keeps offerinf me food and I keep replying nah not hungry.

SoggySummer Sat 29-Dec-12 15:50:20

Oh FFS 11lbs!! All between my belly button and and my knees as well. I dont want to win the biggest Xmas bloater competition. Surely someone else must have put more on than me?????

I have had endless meal out with faimily friends pretty much every day since 19th.

Plus all the Xmas chocolates and Baileys and wine.

Looking at the Insanity DVD DH has brought home from deployment and dusting off my running shoes - just would like the puddles to dissapear so I can run and not paddle.

New Year still to go and someone else has just bought me a box of Baileys Chocolates that I love :0(

Borntobeamum Sat 29-Dec-12 15:56:02

9lbs on but I'd lost 90lbs this year.
Will lose it again in 2013. X

IslaValargeone Sat 29-Dec-12 15:59:40

Soggy, fret not, you are not the winner.

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Sat 29-Dec-12 16:00:45

4lb here...ive not had a huge appetite but i suppose its the 'what' and not the quantity for me....ive been having cold meats with salad but lots of naughty things on the side like coleslaw, pork pie and cocktail sausages....oh and mince pies with brandy cream, too much wine, and baileys....

normally i only eat one meal a day. i should lose it again i reckon if im careful, and i really need to start running again.

Almostfifty Sat 29-Dec-12 16:00:53

I've lost three pounds.

I'm off out tonight though, so will probably put that back on.

WorraLorraTurkey Sat 29-Dec-12 16:00:59

I don't think I've put on any?

Then again I don't really tend to eat more at Christmas...just differently I suppose.

Not one day here.

Since Dec 1st Ive had 8 3 course xmas meals out, approx a bottle of wine per night, plus numerous cocktails.
Kebabs after said night outs, tins of chocs in one sitting, full cooked breakfasts, lots and lots of cheese and crackers.
Easily eating/drinking 5-6k cals a day.

crashdoll Sat 29-Dec-12 16:05:43

I have been doing Slimming World for a couple of months. I had lost nearly a stone but gained 2.5lbs over Christmas. Back on the wagon though!

pointedlynoresolutions Sat 29-Dec-12 16:25:24

No change - I don't like mince pies, for some reason haven't craved any of the chocs (possibly because we have so many sitting around?), haven't even wanted crisps of an evening and have not drunk more than usual either. Possibly this is because I've had to work the 24th, 27th and 28th.

I'm off the coming week but will be running around with the DDs - going swimming, shopping (with a nice lunch but lots of walking) and having a house blitz day which is good for burning stuff off.

I just don't tend to change my eating habits just because it's the festive season, don't know why...

Shellywelly1973 Sat 29-Dec-12 17:04:48

I always lose weight at Christmas!

Ds has SN, 3 weeks of holidays are tough!

Disturbed nights&keeping him occupied never fail to make me lose weight!

MatureUniStudent Sat 29-Dec-12 17:59:28

Soggy - Insanity DVD? is that one of those paid for TV presentations where blokes develop abs in places they didn't know they had?

akaemmafrost Sat 29-Dec-12 18:28:06

About two or three pounds I think, jeans feel a bit tight, but I will do Zoe Harcombe induction for 5 days starting 2nd January and that will take care of that!

Glitterspy Sat 29-Dec-12 18:33:47

I'm 34 weeks pg and I've put on about 2.5 stone since about July, 10 kilos in about the last 3 months... I feel huge and have got cellulite colonising my bum!

Imabadmum Sat 29-Dec-12 18:38:44

I gave up smoking last May, and put on, wait for it, 3 STONE!!!

So 2013 is the year I get that off again, starting next week. Its off to slimming world for me.

coffeeinbed Sat 29-Dec-12 18:46:22

a pound, i think.
Started cardio yesterday, haven't been doing anything in the last couple of months or so.
I walk a lot though. Up to 3 hours on a good day.

Binkybix Sat 29-Dec-12 18:47:00

A few pounds and still going...hard to tell what's food and what's pregnancy. Probably more food than is ideal sad And I still can't stop eating!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 29-Dec-12 18:49:27

Lost about 5lb but I often do over Christmas, I don't like chocolate much and can take or leave most of the other goodies on offer.

FryOneFatChristmasTurkey Sat 29-Dec-12 18:50:24

I have not put anything on. Apart from Xmas dinner, I've probably eaten less than usual because I'm not rushing around as much this week.

Given that I'm overweight anyway, it's not necessarily a bad thing.

1lb - went to SW on Thursday - I was shocked - was aiming for at least 5lb!!

Mind you sitting here finishing off a box of Ferrero Rocher with DS so I presume I will be at least half a stone heavier by next thursday.

DancingInTheMoonlight Sat 29-Dec-12 18:52:21

Stone on since beginning of Dec :-(

I lost 2 stone before Xmas and have put 4lb back on eating nibbles and not following my low carbs rule, I know I will be able to lose it in the new year as I have a better understanding of what my body needs. I am hoping by march,(my birthday) I will have lost 4 stone in total, and can treat myself to new clothes.

PenelopeChipShop Sat 29-Dec-12 19:17:05

None but only thanks to my ds - breastfeeding a hungry baby plus pushing the pram for nearly every nap seems to cancelled out the Pringles and chocs! Don't hate me though he is a non sleeper so I need some benefits!!

Moominlandmidwinter Sat 29-Dec-12 19:34:05

I've lost 2lb, but ebf a 15lb 3 month old. Making the most of being able to indulge this Christmas, because next year it will be a different story!

I've lost 6 or 7lb thanks to flulike illness. Poorly Christmas here and lots of chocs waiting for when my tastebuds are working again

smoothieooo Sat 29-Dec-12 19:38:53

Nothing and I can't believe it! Went from almost 11 stone to 9.4 earlier in the year (heartbreak diet) but have eaten so much over Xmas and when I weighed myself this morning? 9.4

SIL bought me a (lovely) skirt for Xmas in a size 12 which I may have to exchange for an 8!!!


WillYuleDoTheFandango Sat 29-Dec-12 19:40:10

I've lost 2 stone since the 16th dec but it doesn't count as the majority of it is lying next to me in a Moses basket grin

Feelingdetached Sat 29-Dec-12 19:44:55

Geeeergreat, lists of losses, feel such a heffa.

Havnt weighed oneself but I put on my generous pair of jeans today and they were v tight.

Just had a big a pep talk about getting back on track, been off the wagon since oct really and gearing up to clear out house of all rubbish inc bad foods.

Back to ww for me on 3rd. I'm also going alcohol free.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 29-Dec-12 19:48:44

3lbs in about 10 days
am supposed to be losing weight, and have lost a stone and a bit since September, but have officially had Christmas off.

I need to do a menu plan for next week, and am physically craving salads and veg after all that stodge.

redexpat Sat 29-Dec-12 19:53:00

I don't have scales in the house so I don't know.

Bearfrills Sat 29-Dec-12 21:18:04

Had SW weigh-in and Thursday and I've gained 2lb in the space of a week. I expected it though and probably another 2-3lb this week too. So long as it's not the entire 36lb I've lost this year then I'm happy smile

cardibach Sat 29-Dec-12 21:37:29

2 pounds over the whole Christmas period. I eat loads at meal times on CHristmas Day and Boxing Day, but don't eat chocolates or mince pies or anything - too full from the meals! I plan to have lost it again by the end of next week.

lovelyladuree Sat 29-Dec-12 23:01:10

Have not put on an ounce. But then, I am not a greedy pig.

Bearfrills Sat 29-Dec-12 23:07:31

Charming hmm

Bet you have acted like a boring witch though wink

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Sat 29-Dec-12 23:45:54

No change which is quite surprising considering I'm pregnant and have been scoffing everything in sight for the past 3 weeks.

thenightsky Sat 29-Dec-12 23:47:07

a stone i know of... probably another half if I dare look

Bearfrills Sat 29-Dec-12 23:51:03

I've been pretty good since Boxing Day and had lots of SW-friendly foods but we're going to my parents' for New Year and they have Chinese take-away NYE with drinks, etc and then a three course roast dinner on NYD, then I get weighed again on the Thursday so I'll expect a few pounds I think.

Around 4lbs isn't too bad a gain for Christmas, it's not like it's every day smile

Loveweekends10 Sun 30-Dec-12 06:50:07

None. British military fitness classes have sorted that.

KateByChristmas Sun 30-Dec-12 08:32:40

grin At greedy pig....... Well I am, and I've had a lovely time indulging, for me it goes along with this time of year. Feeling all cocooned, mixing with friends & family & nobody banging on about calories for once.

This thread inspired me to get on the scales to find out and it turns out its 3 lb which I think is fair.

Oink oink oink grin

extracrunchy Sun 30-Dec-12 09:43:12

About 4lbs. Humph.

Groovee Sun 30-Dec-12 10:22:19

I weighed in this morning and stayed the same as last week when I had a 3lb gain because of my birthday.

ghosteditor Sun 30-Dec-12 10:27:47

3lbs, so back on the low carb I go! I have a knee injury and now a chesty cough (I'm asthmatic) so I haven't been able to run it off!

SparklingSnow Sun 30-Dec-12 11:25:22

I've put on far too much recently sad I think it's time I started doing the dreaded exercising and cutting back on the junk.

SparklingSnow Sun 30-Dec-12 11:26:09

Forgot to add, it's just under a stone that I've put on blush

Lavenderhoney Sun 30-Dec-12 11:50:36

Loads. Can't do my jeans up without looking like they are someone's else's. I look awful and I am small sound normally slim so I look like a badly stuffed sausage.

I plan to buy lots of leeks and make a big soup, walk lots and stay away from biscuits and cheese, potatoes and bread.

I will have to do sit ups as well, or buy some smocks. Even dh has noticed and it's the first time he has commented! My cs tummy is looking particularly revoltingsad

In defence I hurt my leg before Christmas and couldn't walk, but it's sort of ok now.

Chocchip88 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:53:36

5.5 lbs blush my Slimming World consultant gained 9 lbs though so that made me feel better!

NC78 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:53:48

None. Thanks noro virus!

OatcakeCravings Sun 30-Dec-12 13:06:36

5 fecking pounds! All my own fault but its still a pain to deal with. Have been doing slimming world for 3 days but nothing shifted as yet. Am going to M and S to get control pants tomorrow for my Hogmanay dress! Bah!

BellaVita Sun 30-Dec-12 13:14:22

Too bloody much.

DH has been in hospital though since the 16th Dec and the boys and I have been eating on the run between visiting times.

I have got a small online shop coming tomorrow and I have lots of extra fruit on the order - strawbs, raspberries, mangos, kiwis and some 0% total yoghurt which I will have for breakfast. Am going to be cutting out carbs. Have also ordered some of those prepared Mediterranean vegetables in the foil tray and I am quite happy to eat those on their own for lunch, so I reckon a good week of eating like this with no extras then I should be ok. I need to get back to the gym and hopefully when DH comes home my normal gym regime will continue.

I have just booked our August holiday and we will be going somewhere at Easter too so definitely need to be looking slim. Every pound shows with me as I am a diddy 5ft nothing.

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 13:18:23

I never quite understood why people put on weight at Christmas.

Surely if you just eat when you're hungry and stop when you've had enough, you'll stay within a reasonable limit?

I can't imagine eating more than I want, or can, just because the food is especially nice iyswim. How do you fit it in?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and haven't put any on in the last few weeks, which is a bit odd in itself, mind you since being pregnant I've put on about 2 3/4 stone. I have a lot of water retention though, you can see about an inch indentation when I take off my socks grin

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 13:19:18

Hope that post didn't sound insufferably awful. It's a genuine question. blush

Autumnchill Sun 30-Dec-12 13:22:13

Rooney, I do SW all year round but at Christmas I'll have chocolates, biscuits, crackers, pate, cheese, alcohol, all unmeasured and without restraint. Because of this I'll put on weight.

However, went to SW today and got weighed and have managed to lose 1lb and therefore get my target of being lighter at the end of 2012 than when I started it. I celebrated with a pasta and sauce grin

Half a stone! I came on to start the same thread after weighing myself then doing the shred, I am genuinely sick of the sight of sweets and rich food now though.

kaumana Sun 30-Dec-12 13:26:26

None - thanks to contracting the Noro virus on Boxing Day. Ugh

WorraLorraTurkey Sun 30-Dec-12 13:26:33

I'm the same as you Rooney, if I'm not actually hungry then I don't see the point in eating...infact I don't think I could actually eat if I wasn't hungry? I might swipe a chocolate from the tin if I'm passing and fancy something sweet, but it probably would be one or two at the most.

We're all wired differently though as human beings. My best friend for example will eat when she's bored/because it's free/because it's there/because it's nice/because she's fed up etc. But as a direct result of over eating, she's morbidly obese and has been trying/wanting to lose weight for over 20 years.

Different strokes and all that.

kinkyfuckery Sun 30-Dec-12 13:28:51

Had SW weigh in on 27th, first time since 12th, and have gained 2.5lbs in that time. My overall loss for December was 0.5lbs off. Not great, but not as bad as it could be. Am back on plan now, but probably have a day or two off for NY wine

FredFredGeorge Sun 30-Dec-12 13:30:13

RooneyMara But people simply don't just eat to hunger - there are other reasons, the big one at Christmas is for reward. Drugs that make the brain happier are sought out (Caffeine in Chocolate, Alcohol in wine/beer/etc.) and you get the calories that come with them seperate from the hunger mechanisms, and the brain also triggers the reward system after the consumption of very sweet and high fat goods. (Probably a relic to less calorie available times when they would've been particularly valuable to an animal, it's common through most omnivorous animals.)

So chocolate which is sweet, fatty, and caffeinated is a very rewarding food - it's also why as you get a taste for chocolate you tend to go for darker and darker chocolate (favouring the extra caffeine over the sweetness)

Understanding why you eat (and the reward system and hunger aren't the only ones) an what the palatibility and satiability of food is would think would help a lot of people. Rather than just telling them to "eat less" or have "5-a-day" or whatever.

worra I used to be like your friend but after losing two stone I'm getting better at reigning myself in and saying enough is enough! Now to get rid of all those sweets, where can I put them haha!

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 13:33:00

That makes sense, Autumn - thanks for explaining and sorry if I sounded really rude.

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 13:35:51

Oh sorry x posts - thanks Fred. Yes people are different - my family orders massive portions they know they don't really want, then complain about being full, and try and finish regardless.

I can't bear it. I do live on chocolate a lot of the time though. My eating is well screwed up - I think at some point I realised I could have the nice stuff as long as I didn't force myself to eat the healthy things as well. blush

I might be slim but my cholesterol is probably sky high.

Autumnchill Sun 30-Dec-12 13:37:12

Not rude at all smile

WorraLorraTurkey Sun 30-Dec-12 13:42:17

sponge I think she needs to shift her focus from food to something else...though that's far easier said than done. I've known her since we were kids and her family were always very food orientated. All 4 siblings and her Mum are obese though strangely her Dad has always been thin.

It's just horrible to have seen her battle with her weight all her life and still get nowhere with it sad

Her DH is lovely though and loves her inside out no matter what, though sadly their only child is obese too and has fertility problems the same as her Mum.

FredFredGeorge Sun 30-Dec-12 13:54:22

RooneyMara There was a recent study that showed encouraging people to eat veg actually increased the total calories they consumed - the very low satiety of most veg just increased hunger so they continued eating satiating food in addition. Not really surprising as something like a carrot soup isn't actually that healthy, so not surprising it doesn't satiate.

An upbringing that focused on "cleaning your plate" during food shortage time is another powerful motivation on eating beyond hunger, seen quite commonly in children who grew up during particular food shortages (e.g. 2nd world war)

Rooney/worra I can't keep eating once I'm full and don't pile my plate with food but I find at Christmas there are lots of snacky things about so I'll have some cheese and crackers, some cold meats, some crisps, some chocolates, biscuits, a mince pie, oh and there's cream in the fridge so I'll have some in my coffee. Glass of wine with lunch? Why not, I don't have to be anywhere. Cup of tea and christmas cake. Dinner. More wine. A post dinner drink. I don't eat much more in quantity but consume tons more calories.

Better now I'm back in my own home though, a lot of the eating/drinking is social for me and I don't have puddings at home or drink alone so calorie consumption vastly reduces.

Big meal with friends tomorrow and then I will go back to my normal pattern of three (mostly) healthy meals a day, few snacks, little alcohol.

I don't think my weight has vastly increased but I feel a lot flabbier and unhealthy.

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)
Mixed nuts (the type you needed a nutcracker for)
Small Angel cake
Mince pies
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 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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