So, how fat did YOU get over the holidays? : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

I know I can't be the only one who packed on a few pounds last week. Are you doing anything about it? Did you make the old cliche'd New Year's resolution to lose weight?

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2001


I was too sick to pay attention.

But in relation to food, I think my illness was brought on by the unsanitary habits of whatever local bakery delivered doughnuts to the corner 7-11.

No scientific basis to my conclusion, but it was the only new thing I started doing recently -- and like the donut was glazed -- and that sticky sugar glaze seems like the perfect vector for transmission of illness.

I got a sore throat so bad, I went to the doctor after 5 days and they gave me a shot in the butt (in case it was bacterial). That didn't seem to slow things down much -- and I got conjunctivitis in both eyes, and my congestion affected mostly my right ear -- so that I couldn't hear well and felt like I was talking in a barrel.

Everything has cleared up, except my ear -- I think I might have tonsillitis?

But on the bright side -- no more doughnuts -- but I still get my coffee from there.

(note: I'm not sure a doughnut qualifies as a vector -- but whatever)

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I lost two pounds.

I accomplished this by being sick for half of my vacation.

I was still sick on the plane flight back yesterday.

I'm still sick today, and probably will not go to work tomorrow. (I went today because I didn't feel too sick, and because a cow-orker of mine guilted me into it. Well, actually he didn't mean to, but...)

I'm very sick of being sick. At least my appetite is coming back and the sore throat is gone, but the cough and the congestion now officially suck.



-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I did no worse over the holidays than I've been doing in my daily life. Mind you, I feel like I've been going for Homer-in-a-Mumu- level eating for the last year, so it's not much of an indication.

On the other hand, between you and Scalzi, I may never eat chocolate again, just thinking about chocolate covered pig's fat.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I am and have been, berating myself for being so BAD during the holidays: 8 lbs. gained. That is no small feat to accomplish in just a month but I'm paying the price now. No resolutions really since I've been trying to lose weight for a while now.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

Despite not exercizing, I didn't really gain too much weight, maybe a pound or two. The magic of the antibiotics I'm on makes me lose my appetite. This despite being in the north of Michigan, home to nary a green vegetable! Its enough to make a girl want to become macrobiotic.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

Far too fat! I was right at home near the Chinese takee-outee! Far too many cartons of pork fried rice or Happy Family!

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

Didn't gain an ounce. Holding steady at 325lbs. woo-hoo!

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I spent most of the holiday in Florida eating and I got so fat I had to buy an extra suitcase just to pack my ass. Just kiddin'. But people did try to board me at the airport. Not really. But I leaned over and fell asleep on the plane and suffocated the woman next to me -- she was in the aisle seat! Bah-ding. When we landed, everyone got out, kissed the ground and started thanking God that they didn't look like me. Dat dat dat da daahhhh dat - phbbbffftttt.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

I went to the mail the other day and found a letter from the airline. They offered me a job. Apparently after seeing me they've decided to launch a new program to help travellers overcome their fear of flying. It's called the "Just in case we crash in the snow covered Andes we can all eat this big guy's ass for weeks" program.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

i've managed to attract an extra 1 1/2 inches to my gut, the full pregnant look is a big mac away.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2001

4 pounds! 4 pounds! All thanks to Trader Joe and his various chocolate paraphrenalia. So, I'm doing the usual teenaged girl thing: cutting down my food intake to pears, grapefruit juice, and sushi. Oh, and attempting to get a little exersise every day.

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2001

I don't know - I hadn't weighed myself in months. But I currently weigh more than I've ever weighed in my entire life. Including the icky puberty years. I'm into new numbers, kids. It's scary and no fun. My pants don't fit, or else I might not care.

But I'm trying to get it off.. agh.

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2001

I gained weight from my honeymoon in Sept. around 5-7 pounds. Since then I have gotten 3+ of it back off. The holidays were low key, and I only had one piece of that delicious cheese bread at your place NYE, Jen... I was so good. So I guess I lost over the holidays, and I resolved to get more fit a couple weeks before the New Year started, so it isn't really a NY resolution....just a regular old one.

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2001

I refuse to weigh myself, but my clothes are all a little tight. I'm in the same bloated, crampy boat you're in, though, Jen, so some of it can be blamed on that. Mostly I'm just flabby and wimpy and out of shape, because I've been too busy to exercise for three months. Maybe I'll go exercise right now.

Or maybe I'll have another glass of wine.

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2001

I worked very hard last year and managed to drop 14 pounds, going from 206 (shudder) to 192 and had intended to continue to lose... but then came the change of seasons, lack of daylight, drastic cutback in running mileage, too much business travel, a few assorted holidays... and I've entered the New Year at 200 pounds *sigh* Oh well, at least I didn't put it all back on...

-- Anonymous, January 12, 2001

I did not make a New Year's resolution, although I probably should have. I had a baby boy in November and have had a really tough time getting the wieght off! I gained what seemed like (to me) a LOT of weight - somewhere around 50 and 60 pounds - Yikes! - but the doctor said it was normal. So now, not only am I trying to deal with that (the extra pounds are almost gone, but not all the way!) but also the icky things like stretch marks and weight re-distribution - you are smaller in some places and bigger in others than you were before. Being a small(er) cup pre-pregnant, I can say: Women who wish for a bigger bra size, take it from me: it is definitely NOT all it's cracked up to be!

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001

I decided to give in to food. Felt really stuffed everyday. I was thin before, after the three months from October to December, 60 pounds heavier. It was fun, but I'm not me anymore. I hope I can lose it, so far I haven't. The worst holiday weight gain in the world!

-- Anonymous, August 11, 2001

i gave in to temptation and ate all i could.from november to january i ate enough to feel stuffed all day everyday. i was big to start and ended even bigger i gaind 60-70 pounds in three months!!

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2002

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