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Old 12-20-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I don't weigh myself so I don't think I will notice 5 pounds or less. I tend to wear loose, layered clothing. I don't cook many meals anymore and I was never, even as a child, fond of Christmas cookies. Office party type food was also never a temptation.


I have no problem saying "no thank you", and if the person offering insists that I try just one, that it won't hurt me, etc, etc, it just hardens my resolve.


I love fruit cake and have already eaten my fill. Claxton's is the closest to what mama use to make. Last night I bought my first box of chocolate covered cherries. I expect I'll eat another before the season is over. I will make my mama's clam dip and probably oyster dressing. I would not pass up home made coconut cake, boiled custard, or ambrosia but I doubt anyone will make them and I don't care for the store bought types.


Part of enjoying the season for me is the food. The holiday food of my youth, with all the happiness and memories attached.


Black eyed peas and cabbage for new years always tasted good and seemed to get us back to eating regular meals.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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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.

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Do you think it could be the cold weather? I cook heartier and eat more when the weather is cold. Good thing I live in the south.


Are snow birders skinnier than their counterparts?
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I'll just go on one of these after the holiday.

I love it!

I never PLAN to gain weight....I do enjoy the treats of the holidays.

I really only ever bake at Christmas, and I do enjoy those treats...home made toffee, Russian Tea Cakes, Peanut Butter blossoms, and those chocolate, butterscotch, and peanuts stirred together and plopped down in big mounds...Mmmmm.

My dad always requests a plate of home made cookies, and I am happy to oblige!
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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I'm happily gaining as I type. I'll deal with it later.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Do you think it could be the cold weather? I cook heartier and eat more when the weather is cold. Good thing I live in the south.


Are snow birders skinnier than their counterparts?

We haven't had terrible cold temps, weather has been so nice where I am. Maybe a day or two of cold, but no snow and the cold doesn't last. A friend suggested it could be boredom. I think she might be right.

Don't know about the snow birds. Have never been one.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:32 AM
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Location: Tucson, AZ
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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.
This.

Recently I had to take a couple of months off from my work out routine. I discovered that when working out regularly I forget how good it makes me feel. I was able to start back up a couple weeks ago and man, I feel soooo good. Don't underestimate the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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No Christmas cookies, no crackers, no breads, no weight gain. Fortunately I'm allergic to wheat, says the latest test result. Munch celery with cream cheese.
And unfortunately, there are plenty of gluten-free cookies, crackers and breads these days. In fact, my wife, who also has celiac disease, bought a gluten-free cookie mix (rice flour, potato starch, etc.) and made her own Christmas cookies over the weekend.

So you have no excuse not to gain weight during the holidays.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:58 AM
 
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I fast* the week before and the week after a feast day or holiday so won't see a net gain.

(*modified fast, 725 calories a day, primarily vegetables and healthy fats, for 5 days)
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I gain weight in winter, no stress, it will be all gone by summer and the cycle repeats.
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