What was the damage over the Festive period??

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  • DaveyGravy
    DaveyGravy Posts: 283 Member
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    It is definitely good to know I am not the only one who has gained lol but I have been at it for long enough now to know that it's simply bloat (read..'good time weight') and will be gone in a couple of weigh-ins anyway. Definitely had a great time this festive period and it has shown but onwards and upwards (or downwards on the scale haha)

    Let's all kick *kitten* in 2018 :)
  • Sp1tfire
    Sp1tfire Posts: 1,120 Member
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    I'm bulking so.. none :D
  • NicoleMckenzie2017
    NicoleMckenzie2017 Posts: 141 Member
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    Down 3 pounds. Told myself to listen to my body when I start to get full instead of overindulge which I normally do during the holidays. Guess it worked!
  • DaveyGravy
    DaveyGravy Posts: 283 Member
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    Managed to drop 5lb of them already, glad it was just bloat really!!
  • Wendyanneroberts
    Wendyanneroberts Posts: 270 Member
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    Had allowed myself maintenance calories over the 10 days, from Christmas Eve. But chose carefully and made every calorie count. Wanted to enjoy my meals and I did, but didn't want to waste calories. Also found how much my taste buds have changed, and old favourites I no longer liked. Having extra calories to play with, seemed to help psychologically, didn't feel deprived. That said, I'm down 5.5lb in 2 weeks. So win win for me.
  • Wolfger
    Wolfger Posts: 350 Member
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    What was the damage? That every time I hit a new low, I bounced back up. :tongue:
    All told, from Thanksgiving to the new year I gained 1.5 pounds, but that's effectively nothing. I can gain/lose that much at the drop of a hat. This morning I lost 3 pounds from yesterday. I'm back on track now. I want to hit my next goal before the 1 year anniversary of my MFP journey.
  • joemac1988
    joemac1988 Posts: 1,021 Member
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    10lbs. Already down 4.
  • evivahealth
    evivahealth Posts: 571 Member
    edited January 2018
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    7.2lb up in December. One day back logging and I've lost 2.5lb. We will see what the real impact of eating above maintenance calories was once the water weight clears.

    I totally agree with others posting here though - I enjoyed every minute of indulgence, meals with family, nights at the pub with friends. Wouldn't change a thing! :)
  • mogs7
    mogs7 Posts: 5 Member
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    7lbs but only 0.4% fat so not going to lose sleep over it! I had a great Christmas....now time for this January shred
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,868 Member
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    None...I've put on my usual 8ish Lbs that I do every winter, but most of that was before the holidays.
  • toxikon
    toxikon Posts: 2,384 Member
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    In a week, I had 3 Christmas dinners AND spent 2 nights out of town, eating at a bunch of restaurants. :s

    When I got back, I was 4lbs heavier. Now, 3 days later, I am only 1lbs heavier than my pre-Christmas weigh-in. I'm pretty darn happy with that!
  • TonyB0588
    TonyB0588 Posts: 9,520 Member
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    Just 3 lbs up
  • georgelapenta76
    georgelapenta76 Posts: 43 Member
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    Two pounds.
  • DaveyGravy
    DaveyGravy Posts: 283 Member
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    7.2lb up in December. One day back logging and I've lost 2.5lb. We will see what the real impact of eating above maintenance calories was once the water weight clears.

    I totally agree with others posting here though - I enjoyed every minute of indulgence, meals with family, nights at the pub with friends. Wouldn't change a thing! :)

    Oh don't get me wrong, i don't regret anything I put in my mouth or the nights out with friends, that is what that time of year is all about. It's how you bounce back from that that matters :)
  • DaveyGravy
    DaveyGravy Posts: 283 Member
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    joemac1988 wrote: »
    10lbs. Already down 4.

    Almost identical to myself, guessing it's merely bloat and water weight that we have been holding!
  • RAinWA
    RAinWA Posts: 1,980 Member
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    I'm staying off the scale for a bit, but I really tried to stay around maintenance calories over the holidays. I suspect a couple of pounds over what I'd already put back on over Thanksgiving. I know how to lose it so I am not terribly worried.

    I did learn, however, that the holidays are a terrible time to be on medication you are supposed to take 4 times a day with food. So easy to decide "food" should consist of cookies, leftover latkes, pie, rolls - you get the idea.
  • Iamnotasenior
    Iamnotasenior Posts: 234 Member
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    About two pounds here but I think it was mostly water weight as it disappeared within two days of cutting out sugar and getting back on the program. I did really, really well until New Year's Eve, then I broke the bank so to speak and ate everything in sight! I just kept logging everything. That really helped to not go too far off track.
  • jenfitnessmama
    jenfitnessmama Posts: 138 Member
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    Surprisingly only 3 lbs! I definitely was expecting it to be a lot more because I ate and drank A LOT! Haha
  • DaveyGravy
    DaveyGravy Posts: 283 Member
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    Surprisingly only 3 lbs! I definitely was expecting it to be a lot more because I ate and drank A LOT! Haha

    Haha that's not too bad is it! Soon have those off!