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GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (128,299)
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1/1/13 9:08 P

I also gained a little, but was very active and think it will be gone quickly now that the holiday entertaining is over. Last year I lost, but also watched my dear younger brother die ... I think that is what caused the loss, not being especially good through holidays. Much less stress this year!

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (92,857)
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1/1/13 9:07 P

This is a normal thing, it will come off soon, since the holidays are almost done with.........the few times I have starved myself during the holidays, I always packed my bags for a trip to "Bingeville" in January to make up for it, and the dietitian promised this would happen if you deny yourself too much.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
1/1/13 9:01 P

If I hadn't been exercising furiously. Then I bet that I would have gained more than three pounds. It was actually 2.8 but might as well say three.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (65,099)
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1/1/13 7:28 P

I missed my goal for December, but still managed to lose 6 pounds. I also did tons of social stuff, spent a lot of time with good friends and traveled a bit, so it was a good holiday season for me. I had some challenges--a lingering cold that I can't quite shake, a gym that is closed way too frequently--but kept moving in the right direction.

So, overall, I am feeling pretty good about things. In analyzing this last year, I'm realizing that I'm losing VERY slowly (average of less than 2 pounds/month) but I continue to keep the weight off once I lose it.

After two years of working at this, I may finally reach my goal in 2013! It is well within my sight now.

N16351D Posts: 2,349
1/1/13 4:02 P

I also gained 3 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. But I'll get it off, I always do.


JACKH35 SparkPoints: (26,760)
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1/1/13 10:39 A

Last year I actually lost 4 pounds in December, but gained 4 this year due mostly to a loss of will power. Back at it today and off to the treadmill as soon as I sign off.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/1/13 10:31 A

I'm right there with you. I had a 2.5 weightgain over the holidays. If I went overboard with anything it was with raw veggies and this homemade yogurt veggie dip which I made far too garlic-y. I am not mad, considering I've had weight gains of SOOOO much more in the past.

SHERRIE59 SparkPoints: (54,044)
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1/1/13 10:13 A

Yesterday, I dared to step on the scale and to my surprise, I did not only not gain an ounce, I actually lost 2lbs!!! I made sure not to have everything in sight on the table, ate in moderation, exercised my determination to resist the temptation and my continued exercise during the holiday period.......and it worked!!!

TCANNO SparkPoints: (115,939)
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1/1/13 10:06 A

I gained one pound but that is better than 2lbs

Back on track now



CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/1/13 9:41 A

I may have gained, but I'm getting back to a regular menu, now that I've eliminated all the extras out of the house, and I should be able to drop again

It's not a biggie, and one which will teach me how to deal with maintenance

NEPTUNE1939 SparkPoints: (133,074)
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1/1/13 9:39 A

me too

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
1/1/13 9:30 A

I also gained three pounds, but I am not attached to them. They will be gone soon.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,917)
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1/1/13 8:34 A

You're right, you should lose it pretty quickly once you get back on track. I gained about 3-4 lbs over the holidays but I've already lost it and then some (even though I've still been having cookies and chocolate after dinner this week. Most of it is probably just water bloat. I'm officially done with the sweets. I froze everything I had leftover.

SCAREWALDORF SparkPoints: (60,467)
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1/1/13 6:35 A

I think it's very hard NOT to gain weight over the holiday period. We don't have it so bad in the UK, because of not celebrating Thanksgiving, but it's still a struggle with the constant food that's thrown at you (sometimes literally in my case, don't ask!) Whereas before I would have put on 7-10lbs over the Christmas holidays, 2lbs is all I got this year and like you, I'm fine with that. What's 2-3lbs in the grand scheme of things? We know where it came from and we know how to get rid of it!

COMMITTED2LOSE Posts: 408
1/1/13 6:28 A

3 lbs is not bad at all!! Just don't get too attached to them.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,824
1/1/13 2:08 A

I didn't really gain, it's just that my belly roll got bigger! Waaaah!!!!!

OFGREENGABLES Posts: 514
12/31/12 8:59 P

I definitely gained over the holidays - but I have given up weighing myself. I am getting back on track now so I feel good about that.

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
12/31/12 8:54 P

For me it was about celebrating the holidays and not about the food. I kept up on my workouts which I wanted to do. I feel so good about all of that.

SINAED SparkPoints: (14,583)
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12/31/12 6:35 P

i like your healthy attitude towards what is a very little gain.......sometimes u have to have a break from a strict diet and yes you will probably loose it and more in the next few days. i gained a few pounds after christmas day but then drop those pounds plus 1 more pound within 5 days.

All the best for the new year

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,069)
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12/31/12 6:24 P

If it was less stressful for you to gain just 3 lbs than to starve and stress and get none, then 3 lbs it is.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (72,249)
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12/31/12 6:03 P

Tomorrow is the start of a new year, and new beginnings.

BEBOP4ME SparkPoints: (17,963)
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12/31/12 5:08 P

Same here!, only an issue if i quit sparking. I didn't overeat much, so I'm thinking a lot of it is the type of holiday food i am eating. Should come off fast.

STILLHERE1111 SparkPoints: (5,744)
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12/31/12 1:50 P

The holidays are a tough time to lose in. I had to halt my exercise due to poor planning and the acceptance that if the house was going to get clean and Christmas was going to happen it had to take the front seat.

I know that my efforts before the Holidays put me in a better position to re-start in the new year. Looking forward to everyone getting back to school, work, and a more normal routine.

Glad you only gained 3 pounds, a positive attitude is a great key to success.

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SUMMERSHORTS Posts: 200
12/31/12 1:42 P

Glad to hear you were able to enjoy the 'holidays' and only gain 3 lbs, which will soon be gone. My scales are broken so I am unable to track my weight that way but after eating a bit more than usual (!) for the last two weeks I was still able to get into a pair of smaller jeans which I had only recently managed to get into again. That has really spurred me on to get back to healthy eating and exercising.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
12/31/12 11:31 A

I did not skimp on anything. I had exactly what I wanted, and how much I wanted and only gained 3 lbs from it in over a months time. I actually learned something from this, I kept pretty active so I will continue being active, and weight does not go on as fast as I thought. It really did take time to get on just like it will take time to get off. This is my first gain I have had in many years after the holidays. I am having a slight period as well so that can be a factor but I will blame it on the over indulgence. I am still happy because I know that three pounds will come off this week. I am ready to take this new year on! So many years I have said this will be my year, but this year I have better places to walk to as new stores opened up and my moms house is more pleasant with new people caring for her so I can visit more often and walk to her house. :) Please share your holiday progress rather you are up or down in weight, we all have today to start back up so no time to fret.

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