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Christmas plans?

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#1
Who's staying on, who's going off, who'll be at goal by then (lucky souls!)?

I should be within my healthy weight range then. I was planning on doing this till goal but pharmacist says I have to stop at BMI 25, so am going to do refeed at the end of my 12 weeks, which is oh-so-wonderfully 1 week before Christmas : )
Going to have a sugar-free, low carb Christmas but still looking forward to it!
 
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#2
I'm a bit worried about christmas really (like I am my holiday in 6 wks!) because I really don't think I could enjoy christmas or holiday without enjoying some food with everyone else, but even though I'm not planning to pig out I don't want to not enjoy what I'm eating for worrying I'd be undoing all the good work.

Plus you hear so many stories about vlcd and putting on like a stone in a week just from eating normally when you come off it. So I don't want to lose 2 stone for my holiday etc and then put half of it back on in a week and be nearly back where I started if you get what I mean.

I'll stop going on with myself now before I start confusing myself! :D
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#3
Well, Nikki, don't worry too much. It is true that people can and do put weight back on in a short time, but it isn't much different from any other diet (except the initial water gain which can be bigger).
If you follow the refeed plan properly, you won't gain weight. If you are sensible on holiday, you won't gain weight - though if you eat carbs/drink alcohol you might have a gain, which will all fall off the week you come back if you don't overdo it on holiday.
There are lots of people who have maintained on the forum xxx
 

Mikey18

Full Member
S: 20st11lb C: 14st6lb G: 14st6lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 6st5lb(30.58%)
#4
honestly, I dont know what I will do for x-mas
I hope i'll be at my goal for them (which is forever changing lol)
so maybe, xmas eve, nightout?
xmas day - dinner with the family
boxing day - recovery :p
 
#5
Well, Nikki, don't worry too much. It is true that people can and do put weight back on in a short time, but it isn't much different from any other diet (except the initial water gain which can be bigger).
If you follow the refeed plan properly, you won't gain weight. If you are sensible on holiday, you won't gain weight - though if you eat carbs/drink alcohol you might have a gain, which will all fall off the week you come back if you don't overdo it on holiday.
There are lots of people who have maintained on the forum xxx

Thank-you...you have made me feel instantly better (and looking forward to my hols again!). I don't know what I'd do without his forum....you lot are fab :D
 
#6
Our plan is to do LT until 13th December and refeed in the lead up to Christmas (although at the rate OH is losing, he may have to stop before then). I'll be almost at goal by then and hope to continue my weight loss on 2 shakes plus a high protein/low carb meal each day after Christmas Day.
 
S: 15st0lb C: 15st0lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#7
I am doing a refeed from around the 15th december - then I am enjoying Xmas without worry or guilt. I will deal with any gain after New Years and get back on LT til goal.

I am not going to completely bucko -I will have a glass or two of lovely red wine. I MIGHT have some dessert that evening -I'll see how I feel. And I will have an atkins type diet after boxing day until the 2nd Jan when I restart TFR. My thinking is if I get my body into ketosis ahead of TFR it wont be such a trauma restarting. I am not going to go crazy, I'm just going to relax.

I love Xmas - my weight takes over nearly every enjoyable aspect of my life -Xmas is the one time I wont let it fill my every waking thought and my family's every thought!
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#8
I am hoping for that...weight usually does take it over for me. I know if I'd started a few weeks earlier, I'd have been at goal for Christmas. I was picturing myself in leggings and a nice top, and I know I won't make it now, and it depresses me. Not a good attitude!
 
#9
I'm off to Oz om 8th December so plan to do re-feed week before but am quite nervous as I will be away for 35 days visiting friends and i'm worried about putting the weight back on and i'm also celebrating my 40th while out there.. will just have to jump on here for my daily inspiration from you lot that keeps me going xxxxxxxx
 

frankiec

Full Member
S: 18st0lb C: 18st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#10
I'm not sure what my plans are for next few months. I had some things planned before I started this, which had me doing refeed last week. I was away for weekend and managed to control myself, stayed same at WI this week. Still doing week of refeed this week, wedding on Friday, hoping to behave myself there too. Then next week, my plan is to talk to pharmacist about doing maintenance program to slowly loose some more. Have another weekend away at end of month. After that, depending on how it's going, I might go back on TFR for a few weeks to give myself a boost. We have another weekend away at end of November and I will do a refeed for that and stay on maintaince from there to New Year. I booked all these weekends before starting as I was feeling that we hadn't anythign holidays planned for end of year - work wouldn't allow it. While they're great, I wish I had lost another stone on TFR and then last stone or so more slowly.
I am dreading Christmas in some ways. I had such a sweet tooth, so far I've been fine, but I have avoided chocolate and sweets, just had bit of ice-cream last weekend. But from Christmas Eve on, I'll be surrounded by stuff and I know if I start, I could go mad. What I'd like to do is stay on track for CHristmas Eve, enjoy my dinner with a few glasses of wine on Christmas Day, have my full dinner again on Stephen's Day and then get back on track again after that. I'm working after Christmas which should help. Unfortunately, my favourite parts of Christmas dinner are the stuffing - my mother makes one with potato and bread crumbs - and the plum pudding. Turkey - I like sometimes - very fussy about how it's cooked. Very conscious that my Christmas eating is likely to be high-carb/high-fat!!!
If I have to, I'll go back on TFR in New Year - I just am not putting this weight back on - it's been the hardest ever to loose it!
 

msblonde

a new way of living!
S: 12st11lb C: 11st8.5lb G: 8st3lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 1st2.5lb(9.22%)
#11
why do you have to stop at bmi 25? some let people go to lower that that, mine is letting me go to 22/23 although i wanted a bmi of 21 he wont let me, so changing to cd810 as soon as dr has signed my form for me. :D

oh crimbo, i'll be so tiny you could stick a tree up my ass and i'd look pretty!

yup, hoping to be at target by end of november at the latest!! :D:D
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#12
I know! I'd been worried because of what I'd heard on here so I asked him yesterday could we set my goal weight and he said he wouldn't let people use it to go below 25.
Yay! to you being at goal for Christmas xxx
 

MorbidBubblewrap

Is thinking positive!
#13
I am gonna be sticking to it 100%, The way I see it I have plenty of Christmas's to celebrate in the future (Please God) So one Christmas not eating ain't gonna kill me, So yup me gonna stay on LP over Christmas and New year :)
 

msblonde

a new way of living!
S: 12st11lb C: 11st8.5lb G: 8st3lb BMI: 29.7 Loss: 1st2.5lb(9.22%)
#14
wow good for you laura, get that cinnamon ready for the shakes, and ring LT for a Turkey soup! lol
 

MorbidBubblewrap

Is thinking positive!
#15
wow good for you laura, get that cinnamon ready for the shakes, and ring LT for a Turkey soup! lol
:D:D:D

It will be so hard as they get the apple and mince pies out after dinner, And the huge tins of quality street and Roses (drools) :p Oh well only one year, When I lose all my weight it will be worth it ;) SO STUFF CHRISTMAS DINNER, Like the Scazman says 'Food is for wimps' :D
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#16
oh wow actually the cinnamon sounds fantastic! Shall try that as I intend to have 2 shakes a day over Christmas I expect!
TBH Laura I might come round to your way of thinking yet. It has a lot going for it...I will have a think.
 

MorbidBubblewrap

Is thinking positive!
#17
oh wow actually the cinnamon sounds fantastic! Shall try that as I intend to have 2 shakes a day over Christmas I expect!
TBH Laura I might come round to your way of thinking yet. It has a lot going for it...I will have a think.

Yup it is totally you're decision sweetie..I think for me it is because I am still in my 22+ stones mark, And feel I cannot afford to come off it just yet..Even if it is just a week or so, But that is just my decision...Plus I am scared if I come off it I will find it hard to get back into it, So staying safe :D:D
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#18
I think it's an excellent plan. And TBH if I look back on Christmases past, I don't actually remember the food with fondness. I remember gaining 10lb in one week, feeling sick and bloated, busting out of my clothes and lying on the sofa with no energy...and feeling completely and utterly controlled and compelled by food.
Lol Happy Christmas! ; )
 

rachelh

is loving the soup?!
#19
Also...I bet you won't weigh 20stone something by Christmas!
 

MorbidBubblewrap

Is thinking positive!
#20
Also...I bet you won't weigh 20stone something by Christmas!
Thanks sweetie, I am hoping I will be in my 19st something by then ;) That will be the best Christmas present ever!! :D
 


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