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Old 01-07-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Damage Control....how bad did you do?

Just prior to the holiday season I'd succeeded in dropping 40 pounds.... Yay for me.

I knew the holidays would be tough, but entered the arena with fork in hand. Happily, the damage was only a pound and a half weight gain, since Thanksgiving. Again, yay for me.

So, now it's back to weighing and measuring everything. I'd like to drop another 15 before I'm satisfied.

How bad did you do?? For me it was the cookies and candies... If anyone brings another box of chocolates to my home, I may have to run to hide beneath the bed.

Happy New Year, everyone..

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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Yep, we had a huge overload of chocolate come into our house too. I've not been on the scale today, but as of a couple days ago I had been maintaining. LOL. HOWEVER, I went for a killer all you can eat sushi meal on Saturday night and I haven't been brave enough to weigh myself since then. My pants were uncomfortably tight when I got home after that meal. Oops. Talk about gluttony.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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I departed the Holiday season a pound lighter than I entered it.

That makes roughly 30 pounds since the end of August/beginning of September, and still dropping apparently, since I did eat just about anything I wanted and didn't gain any weight.

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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I stayed the same also even though I did eat more than Usual, but then again I was quite Busy also, so that`s probably why.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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I had lost 18 of my 25 by Thanksgiving. Then like you said, those darn cookies and candies started to flow out of my kitchen! Now I'm back up 3. Not alot, but enough.

What is one supposed to do though. Not cook? I love to cook, but I was just thinking this morning, there is no way to keep cranking great stuff out of your kitchen and not at least stay the same weight if not gaining. I need to make friends with my neighbors, so I can give more stuff away and keep cookin!
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #6
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I stayed the same. I don't eat more at holidays... I just eat what I want and when I have had enough, I quit. Plus when I know I'm gonna eat more, I work out more. I try to level it all off in the end.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:29 PM   #7
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I don't know for sure how much I gained from the holidays in particular but I know I hadn't weighed myself since the summer and the other night I hopped on the scale at work and was shocked. I'd gained 7 pounds. I knew I had gained some because my jeans weren't fitting me like they were. I so wanted to chuck that scale but its enourmous and that wasn't feesible . That amount of weight doesn't seem like much to some but thats on top of the 10 to 15 I'd needed to loose already.
Chocolates were my downfall and when it came to the meals.....well I didn't hold back on any of the fixings so I have no one to blame but myself because I was the one that cooked it and the one that put that fork in my mouth.
So needless to say I made a commitment to myself to turn things around at the first of the year.....I needed to take back control of my life and hold myself accountable for all my actions. So I've.....

-Quit smoking......7 days today I've been smoke free
-Quit drinking soda......would be 7 days but I caved Saturday early morning and had one ....I was having such withdrawals from everything and it did make me feel better but now that the headaches have begun to let up I know I can stick to that too. I'm not saying I will never ever have on again but I can control it now. Hopefully in time I'll try one and find it too sweet and not care to drink it.
-I'm eating healthy now and really looking at what I put in my mouth and reading the labels. I'm eating 3 square meals a day vs. 1 and this and that throughout the day.
-I joined a gym and go Friday for my orientation of all the equipment. In the meantime I'm walking 1.5 miles a day and will increase that to 3 miles a day.

So yes....like you VeraBlue and others.....I truly caved over the holidays but now I'm on the right path and I'm feeling great.

Good luck to all of you!
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
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I don't weigh myself regularly. I tend to go by how my clothes fit and so far they are fitting the same. I've found that the more labor intensive the meal the less of it I eat when finished. Something easy like spaghetti I tend to eat more of than the salisbury steaks I made last night.
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Prior to holidays I reached my target of losing 20 pounds, making me 177. I gained only one pound over the past few weeks, but have lost that. My range now is 175-178 and, since losing the 20, I know what and how much I should be eating. So binge eating just doesn't really happen any more.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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Yep, we had a huge overload of chocolate come into our house too. I've not been on the scale today, but as of a couple days ago I had been maintaining. LOL. HOWEVER, I went for a killer all you can eat sushi meal on Saturday night and I haven't been brave enough to weigh myself since then. My pants were uncomfortably tight when I got home after that meal. Oops. Talk about gluttony.
I'd say it was just water gain from the sodium in the soy sauce..

Who makes all this chocolate, anyway??
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