""How many pounds have you gained since Thanksgiving?" How do you

  1. plan to get them off??

    Okay, it's ""BACK TO REALITY '' TIME !!

    Anyone used the "4 day wonder diet?"

    Anyone got any tried and proven success techniques ??
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   webblarsk
    I personally like the Atkins Diet. I lost about 30lbs last winter on it.
  4. by   suzanne4
    "Diets" don't work. Lifestyle changes do...............

    just cut out the sugar, that is a good place to start............
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I vote w/Suzanne on this. It takes a lifestyle change to make any real meaninful strides in weight management.

    BTW I gained zero pounds this season. But I am overweight and do need to do better....cutting sugar is a must for me.
  6. by   suzanne4
    I have actually managed to still lose, and enjoy myself...............

    Just get rid of the sugar.
  7. by   Brita01
    I refuse to even get near a scale until February.
  8. by   lil' girl
    I didn't gain any. It is very hard for me to gain weight. I was painfully thin as a teenager, and thin into my 20's (96 lbs). I guess I am lucky cause no way could I give up my treats. The most I ever weighed was 110. Take that back, gained 30 lbs with both kids, but lost it quickly.
  9. by   psychonurse
    I have only gained 2 since Thanksgiving but I shouldn't even have gained any at all....Jenny is going to whip me with a wet noodle if I don't start getting this stuff off....but I am at the end of this week......have a great New Year......
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Don't even get me near a scale for a while!!!

    I am small, but not where I am used to being. I just need to get back into my daily habit of my "8-Minute Abs" DVD!!!!

    ...but oh, the peanut butter pie, pumpkin pie, all's good pie, banana pudding, and mississippi mud pie were sooooooo good! :imbar
  11. by   nursemary9
    I am very large; I don't think I gained any weight during the Holidays as I made a concerted effort to stay away from a lot of things.

    I am planninmg in this year to lose some of this weight. I am going to try dieting--mainly get away from the sugars & try to stick with fresh fruits & veggies--wwatch the friuits, obviously.
    So I am going to try to eat and live healthier & start some type of exercise routine.

    Mary Ann

    Ps. I think I'm going to need lots of support!!
  12. by   kitty29
    Quote from Brita01
    I refuse to even get near a scale until February.
    I've even been avoiding this thred because I've been kinda bad since my vacation...sugar, bread, treats of all kinds....just so bad!

    The last I looked I've gained back about 10 pounds...and the size 14 does still fit...but won't for long if you know what I mean!

    So come monday I'm back on the fat-flush plan! Boy I'll really be having those cravings!
  13. by   mercyteapot
    I didn't gain any, but I've worked hard at it. For me, upping my exercise is easier than cutting back on my food intake (although I have done both to compensate for the holiday splurges).
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm just sick about the fact that I gained back all the weight I lost earlier this year, but I am resolute in my pledge to myself NOT to do anything extreme in trying to lose weight. That's where I think I've gone wrong in the past, trying to change everything at once, and I've finally figured out that this is not the way to do it.

    For one thing, I've decided that I'm only going to lose the 40 pounds I regained and not worry about the other 100......I came to a point below which I could not go no matter what I did, got discouraged and depressed, and gave up. I may not have been anyone's idea of female beauty at 275 lbs., but I was healthy, had plenty of energy and was working out nearly every day on top of running the floors at the hospital for 8 hours a day. I just want to get back to that, and worry only about maintaining that level of fitness and weight loss.......if I really want to go for it again after that, I may try, but I'm NOT going to sweat that out now!

    For another......no more 'diets'. No more Atkins, no more writing down everything, no more carb/calorie/fat gram counting, no more depriving myself entirely of the foods I love. Just using common sense, eating a wider variety of whole foods, paying attention to portion control, and doing plenty of exercise.

    That's all I'm going to do for now........I know I can manage that, it's just that I've got to somehow break the cycle of spring/summer weight loss and fall/winter regain, and stop allowing my seasonal-affective problems to determine my eating patterns and, ultimately, my weight.

    To be continued...........