Christmas Weight: Truth or Dare?!

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AudTheDeepAndCrispAndEven Fri 01-Jan-21 10:41:05

Tell us how much weight you've out on over Christmas then, go on!
I weighed myself this morning and it's three pounds, which I'm quite relived about, thought it was going to be more. I'd lost a few pounds before Christmas so I'm kind of back where I started rather than even heavier. Back on the healthy band wagon now, aiming for 10k steps a day and cutting back on the booze and crap.

How much have you gained?

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justanotherneighinparadise Fri 01-Jan-21 10:42:18

Yep, 3lbs here too.

redcandlelight Fri 01-Jan-21 10:44:41

if I eat a lot for one meal I automatically eat less the next.
I don't snack anyway and any sweets or chocolates are tagged onto the meal.

WhatTheFoot Fri 01-Jan-21 10:45:56

3lbs too! I actually did think it would be more considering what I've eaten (and drunk) so I'm ok with that. I lost half a stone in the run up to Christmas so I'm fairly confident I can loose these few pounds - after today, huge roast planned for later!

TitInATrance Fri 01-Jan-21 10:46:06

About 4lb, mostly in the run-up to Xmas. Happens every year, I’ll soon shift it. Back to soup for lunch.

Howmanysleepsnow Fri 01-Jan-21 10:47:08

8lb in December shock
To be fair, it’s not just food (though that’s definitely a big part!) but being stuck in the house for around 3 weeks of the month due to me/ kids isolating so hardly any walking when my average is 15-20k steps.

Campervan69 Fri 01-Jan-21 10:49:18

8lb through December as we have lots of family birthdays starting end of November so we basically have a run of 6 weeks up to Christmas where a lot of eating and drinking is done. So always happens. Back on it today aiming to lose a stone overall.


kowari Fri 01-Jan-21 10:49:18

3lb, much needed as I'm still underweight. Now the battle to keep it on when I go back to work.

AudTheDeepAndCrispAndEven Fri 01-Jan-21 10:49:53

@WhatTheFoot I was expecting more too. Not planning on weighing myself for a couple of weeks now, hoping to have lost it by then!

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AudTheDeepAndCrispAndEven Fri 01-Jan-21 10:51:16

@redcandlelight does a heavenly choir start when you appear in the room? Well done on your supreme self control and putting the rest of us impulsive gluttons to shame!

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Elle200 Fri 01-Jan-21 10:51:30

I've managed to lose two pounds through December, small loss hampered by being a greedy pig at Christmas.

redcandlelight Fri 01-Jan-21 10:58:31


*@redcandlelight* does a heavenly choir start when you appear in the room? Well done on your supreme self control and putting the rest of us impulsive gluttons to shame!

I would love that grin, but no.

it just happens to be the case that my apetite matches my calorie need. I know that's lucky.
but 3 or 4 pounds should be easily lost, in such a short time it's mostly water.

PoppyOppy Fri 01-Jan-21 11:03:00

I'm the same weight I was at the beginning of December. No idea how as every time I went into the kitchen I stuffed food or chocolate in my mouth washed down with a drink from whatever bottle was open grin.

DeadCertain Fri 01-Jan-21 11:12:11

I haven't put any on in December, a whole (!!) 0.4kg lighter today than on Christmas Day.

HaudMaDug Fri 01-Jan-21 12:55:58

No idea when or even how I've lost it but its seems I'm only 6 stone 8 today but at the start of December I was 7 stone 2. Clothes are a little slack right enough but its a mystery to me considering how much cheese I've grazed on in the last couple of weeks.

MrsGrindah Fri 01-Jan-21 12:58:44

@HaudMaDug I’d seek medical advice if I were you. That’s a lot to lose without trying in a month.

bluerad Fri 01-Jan-21 13:04:51

4lb here but I did Joe Wicks this morning and booked to go swimming tomorrow and Sunday. Loads of Xmas chocolate left though. What are you all doing with excess chocs?

PurpleDaisies Fri 01-Jan-21 13:06:53

I lost across the whole of December. It helped that there was very little socialising to be done!

WorraLiberty Fri 01-Jan-21 13:16:15

None. I don't think I eat any more at Christmas, I just eat differently.

HaudMaDug Fri 01-Jan-21 13:20:05

Kinda wish I had left the scales under the stairs now but feeling fine and loads of energy.
I keep expecting to put on weight as I'm post meno for 5 years now but maybe I'm running on excess testosterone. (not on HRT)

Kakiweewee Fri 01-Jan-21 13:23:06

5lbs. After a year of going without to lose 80lbs I think that wasn't too bad. It'll take less than a month to shift.

Ninkanink Fri 01-Jan-21 13:33:38

Nothing! I really didn’t overindulge this year.

Ihateme Fri 01-Jan-21 13:39:03

Lost 3lb since Boxing Day fgrin

Stillinbedat10am Fri 01-Jan-21 13:39:04

3lb on. I wouldn't mind, but in mid-December I had just broken the "next stone down" barrier which left me with under a stone to lose to get to my target. Now I am back up in the next stone bracket again, although still just within a healthy BMI range.

January is going to be difficult as I am back to WFH again which means that I will struggle to lose as I will not be moving as much during the day as I naturally do when in the workplace.

Oh well...

AudTheDeepAndCrispAndEven Fri 01-Jan-21 18:09:22

@bluerad what excess chocs?!

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