I'm currently trying to lose the baby weight from DD3. I'm not massively overweight, my BMI is in normal range but I'm trying hard to not eat cakes/crisps/chocolate etc.
I'm finding that many people get pretty irritated with me when I refuse whatever sweet/sugary thing they're offering. I don't think I make a big song and dance about it, I just quietly say no thank you. This time of year is particulary big on people offering mince pies etc left, right and centre.
DH is a particular culprit who seems to think I should just let the diet go over Christmas and stuff myself silly with cheese, cake etc like he intends to. I also seem to be irritating other mums who go on and on about how it's only a cake. Yes, but I just don't want it.
Ignore people's remarks. Whose business is it anyway? I don't stuff myself silly at Christmas either mainly because it's not an ongoing habit of mine at any other time of the year. But I don't encourage people to make stupid personal comments either.
YANBU!! ANd your DH IBU!!! I was a very good girl last Christmas, and actually LOST a couple of pounds - and reached my target weight a couple of weeks ago, after losing 4 stones in 15 months!! And I WILL NOT be putting it back on this Christmas - and I don't care what the in-laws think when I'm there for Christmas!! I'm not going through all THAT again!!! Good luck!!
I think you need to do what you want really and if you want to eat too much, go for it! What I would say is you might end up feeling worse if you put on more weight and then have more to lose. You can have a few extras and treats without going overboard. I'm on the celebrity slim diet and I'm going to allow myself a few nice bits but still essentially stick to the diet so I don't undo all the good work in a few greedy days!
It is irritating when the feeders are bent on breaking your good habits. Of course, it is done to validate their own greediness.
Sometimes you can redouble your strength in the face of all this food. Refusing it once gives your the moral high ground to refuse it another time.
I've not understood this Christmas bingeing (but then I've lived abroad a while). For me it's a few drinks parties and a roast dinner with the stops out and some leftovers for the next two meals. Not a 6-week-long Rabelaisian feast.