If you saw our chocolate collection you would think that we had never been on a diet before and were typical obese overeaters.
As a family of four (including a newborn baby) we had received a ridiculous amount of chocolate for Christmas, not to mention what we bought in the run up to Christmas for cooking and snacking on!
We had two huge tins of chocolates, and then there were six selection boxes full of full sized chocolate bars. Not to mention Kyle had lots of sweets that I love too.
We put all the contents of the selection boxes in a big carrier bag and before we knew it a week had passed and between three of us they had all gone. When I lifted the bag late on Christmas Day I just couldn’t believe how much they weighed and it felt of a similar weight to my cat that is around 5.5 kilos. Even though we didn’t weigh it, I would say it was about double of our newborn baby who weighs in at just less than 3.2 kilos.
I realised we had all had too much when two days after Christmas Kyle woke up during the night with bad toothache. Even though he lacks his chocolate we are not used to him getting in this state so we made him have a break!
On the 30th of December we had our weekly weigh in and it’s no surprise to learn that there was a gain to the tune of 3.5 pounds – actually I am shocked it is not more than that!
When I reflect on each Christmas I always say that I am going to eat less this time, but I never do. Though for this Christmas I did eat more than on previous years because the sleepless nights meant that I wanted more sugar to replace the lack of energy that I had lost. Then on several evenings I would get through three chocolate bars in one evening – something I didn’t even do when I was at my heaviest.
On an interesting note – this weight gain meant that I matched what I weighed post Christmas the year before, so even though I have had a baby my weight has stayed the same!
Now like many others, I am reflecting on Christmas and getting back on track with things. I looked at the traffic for the website today and I can see we all feel that way with most of the searches to do with speed foods and rapid weight loss soups!
And I have also taken another Christmas flabby stomach picture and here is how things look over the past three years since this blog begain:
I also start working with my nutritionist six weeks after Sofia is born (early january) and I am looking forward to completing My Weight Loss Dream once and for all – so watch this space!