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Old 12-19-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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No. For Christmas we're going to my cousin's and she's always been extremely careful about what she and her husband eat. I know the dinner will consist of the bare essentials. She has already told me to just bring some dinner rolls, not to make a pie like I did last year.

After we get home we have some special Christmas tea to make and will eat it with some chocolate wafers that we already have. Not much chance to gain weight. (Well, I COULD, but I prefer not to.)
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Weight gain. If so, how much?
Planning is a choice. I plan to not. Easy enough.
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'm old. Why would I care if I gain weight?
I'm old too, and I'll tell you why I care a lot if I gain weight: It's because we feel better, look better, and are healthier at a desirable weight. The payoff is direct and immediate and does not depend on some theoretical additional longevity.
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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No plan but maybe a pound or two, quickly shed.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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My eating doesn't really change so I really don't think about weight gain. I eat and workout. The only thing that is different is that I make pizzelles this time of year and they are delicious. Most of them are given away but I do have a few every day. I cannot imagine people really gaining more than a pound or two during the holidays and, to me, that is nothing compared to the enjoyment that you get sharing a meal with family and friends.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I'm old too, and I'll tell you why I care a lot if I gain weight: It's because we feel better, look better, and are healthier at a desirable weight. The payoff is direct and immediate and does not depend on some theoretical additional longevity.
The question was about gaining weight over Christmas. Do you really think pigging out at a few parties will change your life? A few pounds that will probably drop off naturally over a few days. I don't care if I put on 3, 4 or 5 pounds at the end of the year.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I'm sure trying not to gain. It took me a week or so to get back on track after I hosted 16 people for Thanksgiving. All the leftovers were so yummy I had a hard time. But I did. So far I'm about 8 lbs. down and counting.

Not hosting Christmas this year. Won't have the problem of the leftovers sitting around. I did bake today, I have a big container of cookies for DH (he has no weight problem) and 4 containers to give away to various people. I've told DH to eat from our container whatever he wants whenever he wants. His weight is way down and that's good, also he doesn't binge on sweets ever. This container will probably sit here for a few weeks at least. I'll be trying to stay away from it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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The question was about gaining weight over Christmas. Do you really think pigging out at a few parties will change your life? A few pounds that will probably drop off naturally over a few days. I don't care if I put on 3, 4 or 5 pounds at the end of the year.
After middle age no, a "few pounds" do not drop off so naturally even over months for most. What gets put on every year tends to stay on over time, accumulating, especially in the absence of vigorous regular exercise. What I don't put on in the first place I won't have to take off later. If something is made with flour and sugar, I just imagine those pounds before passing the plate.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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A bit off the subject matter...... I have noticed for the past month or two that I get really hungry even if I've eaten a good meal a couple of hours before the hunger sets in. I've gained some weight (darn it). I have had a check on my thyroid function and it is normal.

Ideas?
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Sure I will...I do every year.

Just waiting on the snow to fall. Clearing it all out will trim me down!
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