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So how much weight did you gain?

  1. Jan 2, 2009 #1
    Over the holiday season I only ate poorly and didn't due my regular exercise for about 8 days. I managed to gain roughly 7 pounds or about a pound per day. It is amazing how fast fat can accumulate on my body yet it can be so hard to get rid of. I even went down about 10 pounds on my usually weight lifting routines. I think it was the pumkin pie that did it. That stuff is the devil's food!
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2009 #2

    Evo

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    I dropped 5 pounds. I bought a turkey and ate almost nothing but meat for two weeks.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2009 #3

    lisab

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    I'm the same way, Evo. I eat far more protein in winter, and usually drop weight. I'm really not a sweet food lover...except chocolate! But it only takes a little bit to satisfy...
     
  5. Jan 2, 2009 #4

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    I don't have a scale, but I suspect that I've lost about 4 kg. If so, that puts me about about 58. I've gotta start eating more.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2009 #5
    I lost a few pounds. I don't really like turkey and that's just about all we had at my parents house. I probably ate 1000 calories a day of almost all protein and some fat for a week and a half.

    EDIT: I like how trends on PF are so different from everywhere else. Everyone seems to have dropped in weight (except for OP).
     
  7. Jan 2, 2009 #6
    Nothing. Its almost impossible for me to gain weight -.-
     
  8. Jan 3, 2009 #7

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    I'm exactly the same weight, I don't know how I do it :confused:
     
  9. Jan 3, 2009 #8

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    So the poll results are in:

    Me & Topher are normal.
    Evo, lisab, Danger, moose Denton and Monique are great big dinks.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2009 #9
    It really sucks being normal Dave. I wish it was difficult for me to put on weight. If I eat more than 1500 calories in one day then I start packing on the pounds.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2009 #10
    Yeah, I seem to have lost some weight over break and since Thanksgiving. Not the best for me when I could do with gaining 10 or 15 pounds.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2009 #11

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    I have stayed at the same weight, probably due to the Judo classes I have started attending.

    I actually have to lose around 10lbs before I go to my first Judo tournament next month. Any advice from you "easy losers?"
     
  13. Jan 3, 2009 #12

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    Steamed broccoli, steamed spinach (or other greens), baked potato (no butter, but spice them up by baking garlic cloves with the potatoes, and squeezing garlic into the potatoes after they are split), baked chicken breast...

    30+ minutes a day of aerobic activity to burn fat.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2009 #13
    I have eaten so much over the holidays and have gained nothing!
    I probably should still exercise.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2009 #14

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    I will confess I ate like a pig relatively speaking. Boxes of chocolate covered cherries - 44 of the little delicacies consumed in one week - the only week a year I permit myself - plus banana bread, feasting meals and other assorted desserts, a couple of pounds of peanut M&Ms from bowls set out to munch on just in case - all downed over the holiday week.

    I figured I was going to be a bloated blimp on the scale and didn't bother weighing the whole week. I was shocked, truly shocked, to see I had only gained 1 lb. I was sure that my naughtiness had brought me a plague of pounds that I would need to chase away through unpleasant restraint for weeks if not months.

    But no. One day of my Dr. Pepper only diet and I was back at equilibrium.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2009 #15
    I think saying 30+ minutes of aerobic activity is kind of vague. 30 minutes of jogging will give you nowhere near the results of 30 minutes of HIIT. However, backed potatoes are freaking great. :)

    For snacks, eat raw carrots and celery.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2009 #16

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    Chocolate covered cherries - food of the Gods. I especially love the European ones in real liquor.

    I will do anything for a box of those. Since I broke up with my source of fine European candies, life almost isn't worth living. :frown:
     
  18. Jan 3, 2009 #17

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    Yikes, I don't think I've ever gained weight that fast in my life - and I wrestled in high school!

    I'm up about 5 lb since the summer - I haven't been working out as regularly as I like to. So odds are, that's more like 10lb more fat and 5 lb less muscle.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2009 #18
    One point during last semester I lost around 5 pounds over the course of 3 days. I was eating less than 2000 calories a day and running far more than I normally do. I gained it all back relatively quickly.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2009 #19
    I don't think I lost nor gained any weight over the holidays. Now that college starts back on Monday, I'll be losing way more weight again.(I learned, parking in the far back lot and walking, will give you plenty of exercise:biggrin:
     
  21. Jan 3, 2009 #20

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    They are inexorably wedded to my Christmas experience. Santa always gave me a box, and I alternately either binged on Christmas day or was parsimonious and rationed them out to last as long as I could resist. Usually just a couple of days. Never to the New Year. I am certain I have not had a Christmas I can remember that didn't include the devilish delights.

    I suppose I could lounge about and pop them like bon-bons as an occupation, if there ever was such a need. And I suppose that I could get them year round, but really I discipline myself to only at Christmas and only for the memories that each bite promotes. (When I bite into one I can see the bubble lights on the tree and I can hear the bells of Santa's sleigh echoed across the years.)
     
  22. Jan 4, 2009 #21

    DaveC426913

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    I always wondered why they were called binge cherries...
     
  23. Jan 4, 2009 #22

    Danger

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    Arrrrgggghhh....
     
  24. Jan 4, 2009 #23
    Over the course of my exams and the holidays, Ive gained about 4 kilos, 8.8lbs? I started going back to the gym after almost two months, dropped lifting about 5 kilos there and my body aches!
     
  25. Jan 4, 2009 #24

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    My mother made hand-dipped chocolates every year for Christmas. Usually, she kept them separated, but sometimes she would mix them, so you'd get a variety. Cherry, maple-walnut, peanut butter, and peppermint were regulars. Every year she'd try another flavor or two.

    Of course, we had home-made Needhams (chocolate dipped potato/coconut bars) every year, along with caramel corn with peanuts and other treats. We didn't get much for presents at Christmas, but my mother would scrimp and save so that we could have lots of home-made sweets over the holidays. I never gained an ounce. Shoveling the snow off the local beaver-bog and playing lots of one-on-one hockey with neighborhood kids burned all the calories that I could pack in. I always had hand-me-down skates, and one year, I had to make do with a pair of white figure skates from an older girl who'd outgrown them. Pretty interesting. After learning how to avoid full-on face plants from leaning into the toe-picks, I actually got pretty good at figure-skate hockey.

    Sorry for the diversion. I have never had much of a problem with weight-gain during the winter holidays. Elevated metabolism in the cold weather combined with some activity has always kept things on an even keel. One exception was the year that a friend and I built him and his wife a house out of field-stone and mortar (and I cut, split, and stacked the ~15 cords of hardwood that it took to heat the old brick farmhouse that my wife and I rented). That weight-gain was not unwelcome. I was a bit stringy going into that winter. Donnie and I could not have weighed 250# together, soaking wet.
     
  26. Jan 5, 2009 #25

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    I ate all the goodies over holidays with no weight change.. still 11 stone. I did acquire sinusitis though (never had it before). no fun :frown:
     
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