Vacation/Holiday weight gain

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I gained 15lbs in December! emoticon Yes you heard me right 15lbs in one month. emoticon I did not even know it was possible to gain that much weight in one month. I gained 11lbs from my cruise and the other 4lbs from the holidays.

On the plus side I did have a WONDERFUL vacation!!! emoticon I did stay active for the most part. I took a yoga class on the ship and I did a bunch of excursions on the islands. I went zip lining and kayaking for the first time which was a blast. I also went snorkeling and four wheeling. I guess the 11lbs came from all the yummy food I ate. emoticon

I also had a great holiday! emoticon I got to spend lots of time with my family and once again ate lots of yummy food.

So as of the new year it's time to get back on track! I was already to go and came down with a stomach bug. emoticon I did lose 4lbs the past two days, but that was due from not being able to eat and when I did not being able to keep it down. I'm feeling much better today and I'm ready to go! I brought my healthy food with me to work and have my gym bag packed for after work! emoticon

I was not going to blog about my weight gain. I was pretty embarrassed about gaining 15lbs. in one month. And then I got to thinking this is what Sparkpeople is all about. Helping each other through our ups and down. I always blog about the ups but not so much about the downs. The important part is that I know I will pick myself back up again and get back on track.

So last month was not a healthy one, and the new year started off a little rocky from being sick, but not it's time to get my butt in gear! emoticonI'm ready to do this!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is enjoying the new year!!! emoticon emoticon
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    :) I can SO relate to gaining weight on cruises. I always have a good plan to start out with, but with all the free and delicious food, soon I'm eating two plates for breakfast, drinking Pina Coladas all day, and eating dessert with lunch AND dinner. Plus, even though we try to make it to the gym every morning, most of the day is sitting around drinking and soaking up the sun :) But that's what vacations are all about...relaxing, having fun, and not worrying about weight gain. I'm glad you have rebounded and are back on a healthy track. That extra 15 will be gone in no time!

    2260 days ago
    isn't amazing how fast we can gain weight!?! i hate that!!?! i have one bad week and i'm up like 5 lbs, it's insane!!! jumping back on the wagon is what is important and i'm sure you know what to do!! now i'm a bit afraid to ever take a cruise though, lol.
    2288 days ago
    I gained about 10 pounds over late Nov./Dec. I was going back 2 years on my Spark summary calendar, and looking over my "pattern" of weight loss and then gain. It was a real eye opener to be able to look back at the weight fluctuation and also where I stopped logging my really showed me where my problems are! emoticon
    2289 days ago
  • THINNER321
    I gained in December too and blogged about it too. But I'm back to my Jan 1 weight now. Would have been nice to have a month of progress BUT i ate too many cookies!! emoticon
    2289 days ago
    You shouldn't be embarrassed to share your life journey. We will all have ups and downs but we are all in this game of life together. I am sure you will lose a few pounds when you get back on track.
    2294 days ago
    I gained15 in a couple months this summer. It comes on very fast and comes off much more slowly. You can get it off again, no doubt!
    2300 days ago
    It is CRAZY how fast the weight can come back on...when we lose it so slowly. I see it as akin to swimming in a river with a current. We are swimming against the it's slow going...but if we turn around and swim with the current, whoosh, we can really get there fast. Unfortunately, "there" is weight gain. Glad you have turned around and are bucking that current again. You've come to right place. SP is so wonderful, in that, even though we are swimming against the current, we are all doing it together and it really makes it easier. Keep up the good work! Thanks for your encouragement! Spark on! emoticon P.S. Vacation and the holidays are my two downfalls, least we now know our danger zones and can work to make it through them better in the future. emoticon
    2300 days ago
  • MILLIE5522
    I am so glad that you have shared this as its reassuring to know that even though you gained you are still committed to losing weight & being healthy which is what I need to be reminded of. I also gained weight throughout December (3lbs in the week before Xmas and another 4lbs over Xmas) I haven't lost any weight since then but I also haven't been exercising much either so its not a mystery!
    Thanks for being here on SP, We can do it!! emoticon
    2300 days ago
    You are NOT fired. You can do this! emoticon
    2301 days ago
    I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday and vacation. Enjoying your vacation is really almost as important as being healthy. I don't know how many times I went on vacation with the thought that I was going to eat super healthy. Well it kept me from enjoying the trip bc I was too focused on what I should and shouldn't eat.
    We are done with holidays for a while and it's a good time to get back on track. I'm rooting for you!
    2301 days ago
    I actually just commented about this on one of your pictures! I went on a cruise last June w/my hubby and OMG it was horrendous. I gained about 6 lbs on that damn cruise! Lol. Those endless lines of buffets and 24/7 drinks just get to you! But oh well! Time of your life and doesn't occur to often you just get away and enjoy yourself & spouse, right??
    2301 days ago
  • BILL60
    I too gained 15 lbs during the holidays. Let's get on the wagon and lose it. Good luck!!
    2301 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2012 8:41:41 AM
  • RR1_RR1
    Cool you had a great holiday! Seems like you had a really great time on the cruise and got some yoga in too- thats great! Dont feel bad about the weight gain though, we all fall off the wagon from time to time. I also gained, but I must admit, it was fun doing the Alright, now back to the workouts with both of us:) emoticon
    2302 days ago
    glad you're feeling better and way to get back on track1
    2302 days ago
    A lot of us gained weight over thee holidays, so don't feel too bad. Join the January Jumpstart to help whip yourself back into shape!
    2302 days ago
    I've gained a lot of weight this Fall too. It seemed to creep up and up and not it's time to deal with it. We cab do it!
    2302 days ago
  • MELISSAD0721
    Shoot...send me on a cruise and I promise I will gain 15 pounds too! Great thing you have all of this support and you already have the tools and knowledge you need to get rid of it emoticon
    2302 days ago
    Thank you for being so honest! I am sure you will get back on track right away and those pounds will melt away (and maybe a few more!) Great job recognizing the need for change! I know you can do it!!
    2302 days ago
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