holiday weight gain

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugggggh! I gained about 10 pounds over my 1 month Christmas break during dental hygiene school 2 years ago. I’m only 5’2 so I feel like 10 pounds is super noticeable, but luckily, the extra pounds added pretty evenly across my body. But then I gradually gained another 7-10 pounds over the next year or so! I can lose about 5 pounds or so easily with better eating and exercising, but after that… nothin! My new year’s resolution is to lose about 15 pounds (I know, that’s everyone’s resolution every year lol) but I have extra motivation this time because I am going to Miami Beach in May to be a BM in my friend’s wedding & would love to look and feel like the old me on the beach! I love the break from school, but I eat way too much and sleep too little during my breaks! I need more self-control lol 🙁

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yep – holiday weight gain seems to happen to me every year! I try my hardest to eat right, but all the rich foods that I don’t normally eat catch up with me. Add in less exercising (can’t get out to the gym when I’m visiting family or they are visiting me), and I gain weight.

If anyone has any ideas about how to curb it a bit, I’d love to hear!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve been doing better this year than previous years, I gained about 3 lbs for Thanksgiving and the week after, but for the most part have stayed constant since (which isn’t great – trying to lose weight!). Now that finals are over I’m heading to the gym again, but right now I’m just trying to be realistic and keep the weight gain to a minimum/none versus actively trying to lose weight over the holidays lol

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

never mind holiday weight gain since i got married i havent stopped eating wedding and holiday weight gain argh!! all my hard work of weight loss came back with vengence…whats that you ate sticky toffee pudding at your wedding ha i shall add that to your hips wedding cake forget it thats going on your tummy lol i gain weight so easily 🙁

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@marinewife4:  Yeah, moderation is the name of the game! Hopefully I’ll be better at it this year!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@marinewife4:  according to the scale at my gym I’ve only gained a pound, but I think I’ve lost muscle and replaced it with fat because my belly is poking out way more than it did before my wedding. Blah i just signed up with a personal trainer to keep myself in check!  I llost 30 lbs before my wedding and I’m refusing to backtrack lol 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@marinewife4:  I feel the bloat for sure but I am NOT letting Christmas get the better of me. I’m trying really hard to eat clean, exercise and maintina my weight. It’s ok if I don’t lose but I have to maintain! Gaining SUCKS and it’s not even worth it!!!! In the moment it is but afterwards, I’m like, “Shit, I just ate my weight in cookies! What is wrong with me?!”

God-willing, not this year!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I gained 3lbs THIS WEEKEND!

I keep baking as gifts and then being a cookie addict all weekend its terrible!

January we’re doing no wheat which should knock the weight off right quick. At this point I’m just trying not to gain! Eating like a bird this week. Trying to lose 15lbs in general but I dont see progress being too likely till after Christmas! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@happymummy:  I hear that – we got married a couple of weeks ago, came back to all the holiday goodies and been 50/50 in resisting the temptation.  Also need to get my butt back to the gym!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugh this totally happens to me! But there are ways to try and avoid overeating (which is definitely my problem when I’m with family)

  • -have a little bit of everything you want…but only ONE plate. No seconds
  • -drink LOTS of water. It will help keep you full and flush away salt/sodium
  • -take sips of water between bites.
  • -if you want/are going to have 2nds of the meal, or dessert, try to make sure the food on your plate doesn’t touch…this way you can control the amounts.
  • -don’t have it if you can have/make it any other time of the year (mashed potatoes you totally can have any time, but turkey not really).
  • -on a scale from 1-10, how yummy is it? If it’s a 10, then GO FOR IT! If it’s a 5, is it really worth it?

My plan this season (I gained 6lbs between xmas and new years last year) is eating lean proteins and fill up on vegetables while focusing on family, NOT food!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Last month my OB said “Well, you picked a really bad time to start the third trimester. Just kidding! But, really, you’re going to be starving and with Thanksgiving and the holiday parties and the actual holidays coming up… You’re going to see some very sudden weight gain.”

So here’s to attempting moderation!

Because I’ve already gained a horrifying 30lbs. And I still have 7 weeks to go!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@javababy87:  Excellent ideas!  I have my work holiday potluck tomorrow and if it doesn’t look like it’s going to be absolutely amazing, I am not putting it on my plate!

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