100 lb. Club - Thanksgiving, good. Christmas, not so much...




ubergirl
12-25-2009, 04:26 PM
Not sure what happened, but I just pretty much screwed up Christmas Eve and Christmas Day plan.

Very happy holidays, and all is well, but I dunno, I just started tanking it foodwise-- not sure why I did it, as I've been so good.

I went totally off plan last night-- eating WAY too much ham and a slice of pie. Had a HORRIBLE stomachache all night from the ham-- too salty and fatty I guess.

Got up and made a huge Christmas breakfast and went off plan again.

My stomach feels blech.

Up 4 pounds on the scale this morning-- probably mostly water, but still.

I am so mad at myself-- and kind of scared. This is the first time I've really hard a hard time staying on plan, and why? To eat salty fatty meat? That's not something I even like that much.


Onederchic
12-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself, really. Sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes we go off plan but the important part is that you don't let it keep you down. You pick yourself up and get back on plan and keep trudging along :hug::hug:

bargoo
12-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Get right back on plan and you will be OK. Don't beat yourself up over it . It happens to others as well.I promise you will be OK.


catherinef
12-25-2009, 06:27 PM
Yeah. I had a fairly bad Christmas Eve, and really off-plan Christmas lunch with the in-laws, I ate WAY too much, and I'm not happy about it, and I feel pretty icky and gross, but you know, I'm right back on the horse. I cannot wait to get through Boxing Day (and staying on plan will be easier, since it's an open house with a cold buffet table off in the room where nobody congregates, so I can just STAY AWAY from the food) and back to my usual eating plan. That my period is imminent isn't helping my body image much, and I'm already bloated from that, so I'm trying to not be too hard on myself. I know I will recover just fine.

cathydoe
12-25-2009, 06:41 PM
Good news...the holidays are over! Time to wipe our tears away, sit up straight and get back OP. Raw! Raw! Sis! Boom! Bah! We can do it!!!

KmbRN84
12-25-2009, 07:18 PM
I didnt do so hot either. Munchy food adds up way faster than you think. When I did WW a few years back the leader would always say do not let a lapse become a collapse. So starting now its back to the plan.

Thighs Be Gone
12-25-2009, 07:25 PM
I love ham--adore it actually---the only meat besides fish I really enjoy--so yeah, I get it. You are right on the sodium--if you had lots of it your weight is probably up due to the sodium.

Tonight, Christmas will be over. You can get right back to your plan. Actually eating too much ham and a slice of pie sounds not so bad to me for a Christmas "blowout." You have had so much success and there is more coming to you.

Thighs Be Gone
12-25-2009, 07:26 PM
I am making our holiday meal right now. I went low-sugar on the sweet taters and cranberry sauce. My daughter did just finish making a fab pumpkin pie with sweetened condensed milk. I know it will be gone TONIGHT though--yeah, one 8 inch pumpkin pie w/my family--not a problem.

For my blowout? Well, Santa brought me a 500-calorie box of Whoppers. I ate the whole box with my coffee this morning. LOL! Merry Christmas everyone!

Bazz Major
12-25-2009, 09:50 PM
Don't be too sad because we all have our days off. It's okay as long as you stick to the plan most of the time. Just carry on with the plan and don't give up. Just think of it as forgetting to have a shower one day, you don't give up on showering altogether, you just carry on :]

I can imagine the feeling you're going through after eating that ham! I suffer from IBS so if I eat food I don't usually eat, I get a hard time for it! Get well soon and drink plenty of water, yes? ;)

Hugs x x

Tanna Banana
12-25-2009, 10:28 PM
Hugs. I'm right there with you. I'm guessing I ate somewhere around 4000-5000 calories just today. It's especially irritating because I had just met a mini goal. Now I'm up a few pounds. Hmpf!

I guess the only thing to do is get back on track.

JustBeckyV
12-25-2009, 10:32 PM
I agree - glad the holidays are winding down and the temptations wiill be gone. Hoping that by next christmas things will be easier!

I am sure you will get right back at it -- don't let this little set back get ya down!

ubergirl
12-25-2009, 10:46 PM
Thanks everybody. Well, I skipped dinner and ate a large popcorn at the movies, LOL. If I had anymore salt, I'd be the Atlantic Ocean...

Total calorie counts: yesterday 2100 and today 1800. Not good, but I guess I got it out of my system.

Am SO looking forward to going back to my usual veggies and fish. I really don't like this food so much any more.

Eliana
12-25-2009, 11:17 PM
Good news...the holidays are over! Time to wipe our tears away, sit up straight and get back OP. Raw! Raw! Sis! Boom! Bah! We can do it!!!

Speak for yourself! LOL! There's tomorrow for us. It's Christmas all over again. We'll have two full days of it. At least tomorrow is just dinner and not the breakfast that we also had today.

Ubergirl, your calorie count sounds nothing like the typical American intake for this holiday!! Definitely pick yourself up and keep going! Back to normal will feel so good!

cathydoe
12-25-2009, 11:29 PM
Ewwwwwwwww sorry the Holidays aren't over. After I wrote that I thought about New Year's Celebrations...that isn't a big deal for me, but I know it is for others... I will be heading home on Sunday...where it is safe and sound and very little temptations...here I come home sweet home! :)

CLCSC145
12-25-2009, 11:31 PM
I was great yesterday and up until dinner today. Dinner was rough calorie-wise, but I kept it to one meal (forgoing a huge plate of homemade cookies and fudge that was mocking me all day). We had prime rib for dinner with creamy horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, and pumpkin pie. I tried for a smallish piece of beef - it was certainly smaller than anyone else's at the table, but still slab like. It was soooo good. Back to plan tomorrow. Hopefully the damage won't be too bad, but I fear with a sushi dinner early this week, Christmas dinner, and my birthday on Sunday (going out with friends), this may be my first gain week so far. Eek!

Eliana
12-25-2009, 11:39 PM
I did just ok. I added it all up and fairly close to my 1200 calorie range, but that doesn't mean I took in any nutrition today.

The horrible rundown:
Breakfast: tiny piece of coffee cake, scrambled eggs
Dinner: Tiny servings of~ ham, corn casserole, mashed potato, rolls, pretzel salad, green beans
Dessert: 1/4 of a whoopie pie, two tiny eclaires, 2 pieces of chocolate

I had such tiny servings of everything that it wasn't as bad as it sounds. But the new "normal" is 6 healthy meals a day. This was so far from that!

lovemyboy
12-25-2009, 11:39 PM
Salt - ugh. So today was today and tomorrow is back on program. The motivation - the I'll feeling from eating off plan. Were just about through the food holidays. Pppfffew!

raebeaR
12-26-2009, 12:38 AM
I say, just get back on that horse and keep on ridin', sistahh!! I, too, went off my plan somewhat today... but you know what? My "off plan" eating was still soooooooooooooooo much better than what it would have been last year!!

Yes, I DID have a bit of prime rib... but it was about a third of what I would have had before. Yes, I DID have a few chocolates... but it was 3-4, not 10-15. Yes, I DID have a slice of homemade apple streudel... but it was miniscule compared to last year's slice!! You get the idea. So yeah, I had a "bad" day. But I was careful, cognizant of my choices, overate a little but not at all to the point of illness... isn't that progress of a kind? I think it is, so I'll take it for what it is and move along my path tomorrow. I think we all should. ;)

SoulSurvivor
12-26-2009, 07:35 AM
Hey!
I'm in the same position as you, I'm disappointed in how much I ate. I told myself I could have 2 days of free eating but it seems as though I took it too far, my scales are suggesting I've gone up 4lbs lmao!! But hey we can hope that some of it is water retention and just get back on plan!
So don't beat yourself up about it, it's really not worth it!
X x

rockinrobin
12-26-2009, 07:43 AM
You mentioned Thanksgiving as being good. I LOVE Thanksgiving and find it VERY easy to stay on plan through that holiday. I mean come on - there's turkey breast to be had. That turkey is the star of the show and therefore it's fairly easy to stay on plan. Load it up with nice salads and roasted veggies - you're good to go.

Don't dwell, just move on and get back to your healthy eating plan. You'll have those added pounds off within a week of so for sure, for sure.

Loving Me
12-26-2009, 10:10 AM
I haven't had a good few days, well, not a good 8 days really. Been visiting family more than we've been at home so the food has been off plan, and been to the gym less than half the times I usually do.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were the worst, but when I look back I still ate and drank a LOT less than I have in years past.
I was relieved to only find a 1lb gain on the scales this morning so it was straight back on the wagon and was able to go to the gym for a good workout.
New Year's Eve is my last unavoidable off plan day so I'm aiming to repair the 1lb damage by then if possible.

gloo
12-26-2009, 12:08 PM
I didn't make any hugely bad decisions over the holiday, but I didn't make great ones either. In the midst of my self flagellation last night, I realized something.

On WW, as you are probably all aware, there's that 35 point cushion per week. I'm not on WW anymore, more of a calorie counting thing. Even with my poor-ish choices, I still didn't eat nearly what my bonus points would have been for the week.

So while I might be a bit up today (and I am...about 1/2 a lb), I'm sure it's more a matter of the dreaded bloat/salt/starch/not enough water thing. With that all said, I'm considering Xmas a victory this year.

I have to look at it that way and move on, or I'll start beating myself up for reasons I shouldn't.

rakel
12-26-2009, 01:17 PM
I was the same way -- Thanksgiving was not too bad, but I totally blew it on Christmas. If I just ate the meal that would have been just fine, but I just kept picking on appetizers and desserts. The first time it happened, I said, okay, I will definitely not do this again tomorrow... and then I did. I am so over it though, for sure this time. We only have some ham and a small 2 servings of green bean casserole for leftovers, so I don't suspect that I will continue this eating binge. Both homes we had a dinner in wanted us to take the desserts home with us, so we took 1 pumpkin pie, and nothing else at the other home. I really just tried to stress that I've been eating a lot of desserts lately, and it's not good for me. If they didn't want it either they could throw it away. Over the holidays since thanksgiving, I'm up about 3lbs. Kind of sucks, but hopefully I can get my butt in gear this week and get back on track.

ANewCreation
12-26-2009, 03:26 PM
I have done so well up until last night and this morning. I have figured out I can exercise self control up to a point. That point being--having something hang around the house just a little too long. Cookies can be resisted for a couple of days but then they become so familiar after that point that I find myself eating them. Like many others have stated, I did not pig out like previous years but for this year Iwas off plan.

I told everyone whatever wasn't consumed by the time I went to bed would be thrown out this morning and it was. Temptations gone. Next year I'm going to scale back even more than I did this year. Already discussed it with the family and they are totally okay with that idea. Obviously with all the leftovers it's not an issue for them either way.

Time to pick ourselves up and move forward!!! I refuse to think of this time as a failure but as a lesson in what NOT do next year. Even if I were to not lose wt this week or even put on a pound or two it's just no big deal. I've lost far more than I've gained and I'm not going back to where I once was--I will move on!

dragonwoman64
12-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Yes, I DID have a bit of prime rib... but it was about a third of what I would have had before. Yes, I DID have a few chocolates... but it was 3-4, not 10-15. Yes, I DID have a slice of homemade apple streudel... but it was miniscule compared to last year's slice!! You get the idea. So yeah, I had a "bad" day. But I was careful, cognizant of my choices, overate a little but not at all to the point of illness... isn't that progress of a kind? I think it is, so I'll take it for what it is and move along my path tomorrow. I think we all should. ;)

yes, exactly. the last few years making lots of dishes for the holidays and baking felt so important to me. this year I toned down Thanksgiving and Xmas meals, and I felt more relaxed and we didn't have the same amount of high calorie leftovers. I was no diet saint, on the other hand, I avoided being superstuffed, and actually managed to be thoughtful about my chocolate intake. those are all big deals for me.

I've lost far more than I've gained and I'm not going back to where I once was--I will move on!

you said it! nope, a lapse won't be a collapse. I'm impressed that so many of you ladies got back on the scale. I don't even want to see the number for a while! I'd rather get back on program and wait so I don't get big number shock, ha.

ubergirl
12-26-2009, 10:22 PM
Well...

With a day's perspective, I'm feeling much better about things.

Here are some things I did RIGHT...

I fit in a workout on Christmas Eve
I never ate a single holiday candy or baked good-- not even one.
I got right back in the saddle today and stayed 100% OP.
I never did anything that I would consider a hard core binge or splurge-- the "worst" thing I did was eat too much ham and one slice of apple pie.
I stayed accountable and wrote down every bite.

On reflection, the big difference between Thanksgiving and Christmas was that for Thanksgiving, I planned ahead-- I had looked up calories and decided ahead of time what foods I planned to eat and which to skip.

But I barreled into Christmas with no firm plan. I had no clue what a portion of ham was supposed to look like because I don't eat it often. So I decided how much to eat on the fly. BAD IDEA.

What I've learned about myself is that I've done really well getting a handle on my old binge and sweet-eating habits, but I am struggling with portion control especially any time I don't know ahead of time how much I should eat.

My next investment is going to be a really good digital food scale, and I'm going to start portioning things out ahead of time.

Live and learn.

(and all of you chickies sound like you had DELICIOUS holiday meals...!)