Christmas!!!!

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  1. bekimo

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    Has anyone got as far as thinking about Christmas yet?

    As I have a few extra hours spare at the moment, and I am litterally watching phones, that are not ringing, I have been pondering this very thing.

    You see, my family are big into the Christmas food thing. So for the past two weeks, the question I am getting is "oh will go back onto it after Christmas won't you?"

    They don't seem to believe me when I say I am sticking to LL over Christmas!

    I guess this is why I have been thinking "perhaps I will have one meal". But I have come to a resolute conclusion this afternoon. That I shall in fact be having soup for Christmas Dinner!

    If I can get through a weekend away with my P**shead mates, Christmas should be a doddle. Right?! :party0016:

    EEEK!

    B x
     
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  3. MandyLupton

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    Good for you, stick to your guns. It's only one christmas and there will be plenty more.
     
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    One christmas, birthday and New year.

    They're all in the same week!

    B x
     
  5. MandyLupton

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    Well, when you put it like that lol.
    The decision has to be yours alone and do what is right for you.
     
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    It will be vey hard! I must ask Santy Claus for a Wii for Christmas!!! Thus keep me occupied. Won't think about it then!

    B x
     
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    Yeh I want one for the kids.......well me actually
     
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    I remember my freind buying one for her parents. And then she got it out the box, played with it, and ended up buying her parents another one and keeping the original for herself!

    B x
     
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    hi
    i know what you mean i have been thinking about xmas too, not sure what i will do yet
    what i do know is that most people i know who have had a planned lapse seem not to have been able to control themselves
    a scary thought!!!
    but hey ho 1 day is only 1 day
    i'm sure we'll all be able to cope
    and the weight loss is worth far more than a meal, we all know what it tastes like!!

    ella
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    Ur so right ella! I'm trying to think of after new year, when everyone else has put weight on and I have lost and the thought of the food is a distant memory!

    B x
     
  11. lynnwilliams

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    Hey Becky..you are not alone, we have christmas, and my husbands birthday is on new year, we plan to have a light lunch.xxxx
     
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    Yes, I've been giving lots of thought too to Christmas. Funnily enough my birthday is then too, on Saturday 20th and then of course Christmas Day on the Thursday. I'm going to write my birthday off this year and I'm going to friends for Xmas day and its a sort of open house and bring something along. I've decided I'm going to be good though as it's just one day and go along for the company. I'll take a soup and a bar along I reckon and if the going gets too tough I'll go home!

    All these challenges, eh?! But I'm just so determined as is everyone else on here and just keep telling myself that it's not forever.
     
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    My LLC put it into perspective, that by losing 5+stone will actually add 8 years to your life, so whats one christmas dinner when you actually get 8 more, this is whats keeping me on track when I think about dinner
     
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    I decided that I'm not having christmas dinner. Christmas is about so much more than food. I have planned to buy a really nice dress for christmas day and really spoil myself with some pampering. Ill be getting close to goal by then and I dont want to put any weigh back on, for me its not worth it. At the end of the day you will wake up on boxing day the same person and would having some turkey really have made it a better day, i think not.

    Saying that I will prob cry when they are all having turkey sandwhiches and mayo the next day, thats my fav!! Oh well ill be slimmer and all my friends will be fatter!!
     
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    well said
     
  16. catznolan

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    well im hoping to be finished by xmass!! i finish foundation on the sec week in dec and will then go into rtm so for me it will be a rtm dinner!!

    but think ur riht if u can get through a party with ur mates ull survive x mass. just sit ur family down and explain ur decision to them and tell them ur sticking to this decision no matter what they say...hopefully they will understand xxx
     
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    I've been thinking about this too.
    My family always spends Xmas at my Grandparents house, and in contrast to what emzski said, my families' Xmases are pretty much ALL about food.

    Having an Aunt who is a chef, an Uncle who is a baker, my grandparents being obsessed with food (both in the 20-something stone mark), and there being so very little else to do (no cable/sky, no internet, no computer, no central heating... it's very much an old persons house) food pretty much becomes the center of the few days we are there :(

    Its not so much the not eating that will bother me, it's going to be the comments from the other members of my (non-immediate) family about my not eating that is going to be tough - my Grandparents especially will not understand, and won't be open at all to the concept of the VLCD - in their eyes, if you're fat, you're supposed to be, eat what you wnt, when you want, diets are for "nancies" , and so forth; it's just their mental attitude, they come from a very different generation so that just can't be helped.
    My other family members might understand, but it'll still be iffy.

    I'm hoping that by then (its what, 7 weeks?) I'll have lost enough (2 stone, hopefully more) that I can really show them that it's not just for a few pounds that I'm not eating, it's really changing my life.

    If they still don't like it, tough. Thats their problem at the end of the day.


    Added thought; I may just get a bar for Xmas day, so at least I look like I am eating *something*

    I know that is very much "parent" thinking, but as far as my Grandparents go, I only see them every few months, and I'd rather keep the peace than rile them up or worry them, as it were.
     
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  19. StokieSlimmer

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    Hey Gals & Guys,

    Ive taken the leap too and decided not to eat Christmas lunch. Its also a really big thing in our family and I always help my mum out deciding on what to have for starters and dessert etc, and I always help her with the preparing and cooking. I can still do all of that this year, I just wont be getting full and fat by the end of christmas day!

    Im going to have a shake for my breakfast then save 3 sachets to have as my 3 course meal when my family are eating. Maybe crisps to start, soup as a main meal and a muffin for pudding. That way I wont b sitting there staring at them whilst they are gorging on all that food.

    Like people have said, there will be a lifetime of christmas's to come, your only missing out on the food. The pressies and socialising and xmas telly will all still be the same!!

    Good Luck, I hope you come to a decision. Im sure there will be loads of people seeking salvation on here on Dec 25th so you wont be alone!

    Laura
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    I haven't made a decision yet. Firstly, I'm taking things one day at a time (my rebellious child doesn't respond well to long term diet commitments!), and I might have reached goal by then.

    But regardless of whether I eat a little or not, I'm panicked by my housemate whose talking in terms of what sounds like (to me anyway), a major binge. She's talking about going halves on loads of yummy Christmas foods and spending two weeks basically pigging out. The thing is, before LL, I would have joined her quite happily, and its something we've bonded well over before. I know she'll be annoyed at me for not joining in and it may create some tension in the house, but there's no way I want to go back there.
     
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    Beks, you are absolutely right to NOT come off it for even one meal. I am having my xmas dinner in June. Simple as that. Loads of people have said "aww but you're going to have your christmas dinner, right?". Why on earth would I want to sabotage myself for a meal? I'm on this programme becaue I need to lose weight and want a happy, healthy life and the risk of having xmas day spill into boxing day and NOT being able to get back on the wagon is just to great to mess about with.

    Stick with it - you'll be grand!
     
  22. bekimo

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    I love the idea of postponing Xmas dinner til I finish!

    I think I'll put that to the parentals! At least it gives them something to look forward to! They do like a good food orientated party! It comes with having two chefs in the family I think!

    B x

    PS: I will at least have one person who will be with me for my birthday and new year as my friend is coming up to "look after me" as she puts it!! She makes me giggle!
     
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