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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Holiday weight gains?

Back in the middle of October I started watching my calories and started daily exercising. Between then and Thanksgiving I lost 13 pounds. Between Thanksgiving and the first few days of buck season at camp I gained 6 pounds. It has taken me till now to lose that 6 pounds again.

I'm sure some of it is that I'm building muscle to replace the fat, but I know the "free days" have been a lot more frequent during the Holidays. Now that we are back to normal, I hope I see the pounds come off a little quicker.

Anyone else feel like it's harder to just maintain your weight during the Holidays?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 05:58 PM
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Re: Holiday weight gains?

Holidays are tough on weight gain but I find Febuary and March the toughest for me.
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Re: Holiday weight gains?

I've been on holiday for the past two years and am heavier than I've ever been. I started my diet last week. I want to drop 50 lbs by June.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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I've been on holiday for the past two years and am heavier than I've ever been. I started my diet last week. I want to drop 50 lbs by June.
Good luck. Do you have a plan? I only ask because I looked for a long time for something that I felt I could stick with.

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Re: Holiday weight gains?

Try cutting out sugary drinks, soda, coffee drinks (from Dunkin, Micky D's), candy and drinking plenty of cold water. I did it and dropped 10# in a month or so. After the first week I never thought about it and it's easy to stay the course, from there you could increase activity slowly, and decrease portions at meals. Little things add up an making life style changes will keep it off. Also if you drink alcohol try cutting back as much as you feel you want too.
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Re: Holiday weight gains?

It's not so much the holidays that hurt me, it's hunting season. I stop going to the gym in May because of turkey season and then again during October through mid January.
I get alot of excercise from hunting but I negate everything because I become totally undisiplined. It always seems during those time periods I drink more booze and eat like crap. Hopefully come May this year I will continue with the gym, eat healthier, and drink less.

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Try cutting out sugary drinks, soda, coffee drinks (from Dunkin, Micky D's), candy and drinking plenty of cold water.
Yep. All it takes is a quick look at the calories in those things. I won't say that counting calories is the only way, but it is working for me. myfitnesspal.com is a pretty good way of keeping track of it. 1200 calories is really pretty easy if you stick to eating just at meal time, and NO FAST FOOD.

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I don't drink any sugary drinks. I just LOVE to eat. I do like my hooch. I've cut back on that. Been eating much healthier now for the past two weeks and I'm already starting to feel better. I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot so walking is a little painful right now. I got inserts for my shoes and that seems to help a bit.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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I was fat before the holidays and I'm still fat now.

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Learn to exercise. Diet is only half of it. Your heart, lungs, brain, and everything else will thank you.

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