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    Anyone else lose weight over the Holidays?

    I wound up losing about three or four pounds, not that I wanted to. Cycling less (less appetite) and going off my regular lunch of burger and fries I think. I don't think I went overboard in cutting down processed sugar and shifting carbs to protein, but maybe. It feels a little lethargic.

    Have any of you all experienced this? It's usually the other way around for me over Christmas ... did you find your body mass recovering just with a normal diet or should I hit the gym?

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    I lost weight because I started doing some, long needed, portion control. I also avoided the sweets that my darling bride is so good at preparing. Since my son was not feeling well this Christmas he didn't devour his usual large portions of pie, cookie, and candies when his family came to visit. So this year we had to throw some away.
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    rugged individualist wphamilton's Avatar
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    Are you having a hard time getting your energy level back up Sarge? I am, I think the prescription is physical work but not sure.

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    I was sure I was going to have gained weight...I did a bit by Dec 28(137(the 22nd) to 140 the 28th), but by Jan. 1(even after tons of cookies and snacks and not a lot of riding), I was down again to 137.
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    You people are really pushing my buttons.



    Not no but gosh no I didn't lose weight over the holidays.

    I'm getting ready to go on one of the fad diets where you can have no sugar, no pasta, limited gluten, limited dairy, no alkeyhol, no nothing except salmon and laundry stolen from the next-door neighbor's clothesline. It's going to be the death of me.

    I'm 208. If by chance I get down to 185 (where I should be), I expect everyone here to chip in and help me buy the recumbent equivalent of this gem:http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...FQJx4AodsBcAbg

    Except it would only cost about 1/3 the price. All I want is a Bacchetta Carbon Aero 2.0. I don't think that's really too much to ask.

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    Wife has decided she needs to lose weight

    That means I will be too or I will getting out on the bike more for Pie rides.

    Put on about 4lbs over Christmas so The wifes diet may be beneficial for me too. Especially as I don't like rabbit food.
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    Didn't lose weight. Didn't gain weight. For me that's progress.

    Did it by agreeing with the wife in that we would cook much less than in the past. Small turkey roll for Thx Giving, small pre-cooked ham for Xmas. Wife fixed just one pumpkin custard pie for each dinner.

    Now if I had only stuck with my exercise program during the holidays...

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    This is madness. Pure madness. A minimum 2% weight gain is required over the Holidays or your not trying!!

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    Well, I think I found the weight you lost.
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    I lost weight over the holidays, 3 pounds down total. My total sweets and junk consumption from Thanksgiving through New Years Day is 1 piece of pecan pie and 1/2 dozen spiced pecan halves. Can't have them, don't want them.
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    I also lost a small amount of weight - 2lbs. Since I was not at the office, my overall physical activity went up, and I made a decision to take smaller portions during holiday meals.
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    Surprisingly, I lost 6 pounds in three weeks. I have to say it's not what I ate but how much I didn't eat. Again, portion control. My target is another 13 pounds if I want to be real. But 18 lbs would be awesome!
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    5 lbs by portion control and no booze.
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    Lose weight over the holidays!? Hibbidy-jibbidy! Good-goobily goop!! Are you some insane cycle-nut!!! How can you resist sweet potato pie and vanilla ice cream!? Seriously though, as usual, I gained some pounds during the month of December; HOWEVER, since I've been back on the road bike this past July, after a 13 yr lay-off, I happily gained only 3 or 4 lbs! The last 15 yrs, from Thanksgiving to New Years I easily would put on 10 - 15 lbs. This yr, I just road consistently and didn't have the need/desire to pig-out so much on the pies and ice cream. It's very motivating to me to want keep a flat stomach and stay reasonably svelte so I can continue to fit my race-cut jerseys.

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    I gained 9 pounds from not riding for two months because of a family emergency trip and tendonitis in my left knee. I started riding again during the first week of December. I had gone from 145 to 154 pounds over the span of the two months. I weighed myself yesterday, after my shower, and was 146 pounds. I can live with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Surprisingly, I lost 6 pounds in three weeks. I have to say it's not what I ate but how much I didn't eat. Again, portion control. My target is another 13 pounds if I want to be real. But 18 lbs would be awesome!
    So that's where my 6 pounds came from!!

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    I'm afraid to get on a scale but my 34" jeans still fit as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post

    Put on about 4lbs over Christmas...
    Same for me and certainly enjoyed doing it.

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    No... but I'm sure working on it now.
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    Thought the holidays were over. Had a retirement party at the brewpub. The only guy there that didn't overindulge was the honoree, who doesn't drink and went home for dinner with his wife.

    I made up for his lack of beer patriotism.
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    Lost 20lbs at work!
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    I've GAINED 5lbs since the time changed. I've been trying to watch the amount of flour/grains I'm eating and sugars and have minimized weight gain. I was able to take some time off and got in 4 rides the week of Christmas! I was stoked! Cannot wait for longer days so I can ride in the evenings and get more rides in during the week! Happy New Year!

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    For me, I seem to find that my weight responds 1 or 2 weeks AFTER I make a dietary change...

    That is: if I have a bad week (increased caloric input) my waist line doesn't increase until one or two weeks later.

    And, vice versa: when I reduce my caloric input, my waist size doesn't decrease until one or two weeks later (even if I have increased my intake by then).

    I don't understand it.
    I've never heard anybody else report this
    And, I've never seen anything written about this.

    So, I don't know why -- but I am expecting my Holiday calories to start showing up this coming week...
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    From Thanksgiving to New years day I gained 3 lbs.Other years I remember gaining 10 lbs.So I'll take it.No gain would be great,a loss ideal.As for you an unexplained weight loss should be a trip to the doctor.Good Luck!

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