What's the most you've put on after a month of letting yourself go?

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Posted: 09 Dec 2014, 23:34
We often talk about how many pounds or kgs we can lose in a month, in a year, etc, but I'm sure most of us have at some point in our diets, fall off the wagon, or rather let ourselves go for some short periods of time, before starting over again.

Could you share what was the most amount of weight you have put on say in a month, when this happened?

I'm sure this would also serve as a motivation and show how easy it is to put on, and how hard it is to lose it back.
“A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit.” ~Unknown~

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Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 02:11
Well this is funny I gained 4kgs in a weeks time (5days) , this was on honeymoon, think it could be water weight as well but it took me almost a month or more to lose it.
Black Bee

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Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 02:16
I know I pick up weight very quickly so I have to be very careful. I picked up 1kg over the weekend from eating wrong (very wrong) and am still dtruggling to loose it - hopefully by friday I would have lots most of it

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Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 07:50
Think many who have a whole month of "letting go" prob just quit weighing until ready to "get back on program" However, once i started eating healthy I realized that I could gain over 5 lbs in just one day on just a total of 3,000 calories if most of those cals are junk...yes some water retention cuz of salt, but still take 3-4 days to lose
ty for interesting question...Keep on Keeping On !!!!!

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014, 04:15
Ha! Thanks all for your responses. Well, yeah, I think I could gain 2kgs in a week as well, super easily with a few days of "letting go."

The reason I asked the question is because I'm preparing myself to go home for the holidays - and I'll be home with family and friends for 3 weeks. I dread the weight I might put on after finally reaching my goal weight.

And there's no such thing as "eating healthy" at home, over the Christmas holidays.
“A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit.” ~Unknown~

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014, 07:18
Off course there is a way to eat somewhat healthy during the holidays. All the junk will be very tempting but if you eat everything in moderation you will not gain weight. When I eat cake I eat it as a meal and not as a snack since it really has a lot of calories. You do not want to gain 10 or more pounds just because you gave in for a few days. If you do most of it will be water weight but you will feel bloated and once you start with munching on everything it's very hard to stop. Good luck.

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Posted: 11 Dec 2014, 08:06
I can easily gain 10 lbs in a couple days if I just let myself go, I don't want to even think about what a month of doing that would mean. I'd guess I've probably gained 10 to 15 lbs at times over times of indulgence like the holidays. A good portion of that is excess water...even so it's always harder to take it back off than it is to put it on.
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Posted: 11 Dec 2014, 09:09
I went from 204 on April 8 to 233 on April 23 during Easter vacation this year. I got back on plan and got back to 204 by May 11. I put on water weight super fast when I indulge but it comes back off pretty fast when I get back to work.

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