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Have you faced the scales for your after-Christmas weigh in?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I thought this was funny and thought some folks may be able to relate as I've seen a number of blog titles implying folks are 'starting over' after the Christmas festivities.

We ate well during the 5 day Christmas mini-vacation. Hubby wanted something sweet and asked me to make the Quaker Oat Apple Crisp again. We polished that sucker off in 2 days! But I calculated for a couple of double servings. With 4 Tablespoons of whipped cream. Yummmm.

I haven't been as active as I normally would be and was feeling a bit reluctant to get on the scales this morning. But I did it. Couldn't believe I was half a pound down.

So, how did you do over the holidays?
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  • -VIXEN-
    I lost a pound and am thrilled. I had some treats over the holidays but I worked them into my plan and stayed within my calorie range. It felt really good not to overindulge this year. I feel happy and light going into the new year!! Congrats on making progress at a time when so many give in to all the temptations. Good for you. :)
    2004 days ago
    I am down a little. My official weigh in is not till Saturday . My goal for December was really just not to gain so I am very pleased. This has NEVER happened before.i guess it just goes to show we can celebrate the season without all the extra pounds. Nothing was missed for sure. We had lobster for dinner and very little alcohol which I think adds more calories because of the extra munching. Having lobster meant no leftovers and I was stuffed before desert.
    Still have a couple of celebrations to get through in the next couple of weeks but I am optimistic.
    2004 days ago
    I did the stare-down yesterday and am up 2
    pounds, which I attribute to a little too much
    sodium (and fudge, cookies,etc).
    That changes now!
    2004 days ago
    Congratulations. Now THAT is a holiday gift! I am up about 1/2 a lb which I consider a gift also. I'm on it today though and don't expect it to stay around long. We are fortunate to be living the Spark life...

    And glad to see this blog. Today was my post holiday weigh in too.

    2004 days ago
  • LAURIE160IN2013
    Yes. I stayed about the same. Not bad! I went to 2 dinners about a week apart and had all kinds of no-nos on those occasions. But it was just 2 dinners, not 2 weeks of treats! This might not work for everyone. Several years ago I didn't cheat on my diet for 11 months, and then a single holiday treat made me fall off the wagon for a long time. So I congratulate anyone who stays on their diet no matter what. Good luck to us all.
    2004 days ago
    My goal has been maintenance until Jan. far so good
    2004 days ago
    I am up again, I know why, we indulged over the last few days. Got to get back on track now. Work should be getting back to normal I hope.
    The last few months were pretty stressful trying to cover two positions at once.
    2004 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    2004 days ago
    My old-fashioned scale weighs only whole pounds. But I'm up just one, and that's where I've been for about 3 weeks - bouncing between 157-158.
    2004 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon

    I behaved myself, having 3 ounces of prime rib, a very small baked potato with 1 T of butter, and green beans for Christmas dinner. I also spent 45 minutes on my bike. However, I haven't stepped on the scale. I'm waiting until Monday. emoticon
    2004 days ago
    That's a strong indication that SP has taught you the basics and you complied! emoticon
    2004 days ago
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