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Battle Of the Holiday Bulge!

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So... now that the holidays have passed and the new year is staring us in the face, have any of you found that you seem somewhat 'thicker' than you were? The scale tells me there are 5 more pounds of me than there used to be. I had hoped that this was some local phenomenon, that perhaps gravity was somehow stronger at my house, but the scale at work also confirmed the 'extra me'. (DAMNIT!)

I have to wonder if the lack of holidays until February are some kind of predestined recovery time, only to slap us in the face with pink hearts and boxes of chocolates, which is then followed by the evil Bunny! It seems an endless cycle of sweets!

I'm getting a little tired of dieting, though I suppose hitting the holiday road bumps and falling off the wagon necessitates it.

People ask... How long have you been dieting?

My answer... 1987.

Anyway ;) Just some idle banter and a few random thoughts. I hope you all had a great holiday. As someone said to me, 'May the best parts of this year be the worst of the next one.'

Take care!

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'May the best parts of this year be the worst of the next one.'

I like that! I have gained a bit, but considering my start point, the percentage gain is not too much. :evilgrin:

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Gee DarkShadow, I am sorry to hear about your diet problems.

I can't help much with that I am afraid. I just bought a new pare of jeans and it is very boring for me still the same size as they have been for the past thirty years. size 30. I use to take size 29 till I was thirty. My middle-aged spread was exactly an increase of one inch around my waist.

I have followed a strict diet all these years of at least one fresh cream cake a day. I would say that that has kept me slim but my doctor tells me it is my metabolism. The down side to all this is of course that at 62 I look somewhat gaunt and thin. It doesn't help that I have naturally pale skin hanging off my bones either.

I have met people who have told me they heard I was either dead or dying. First I new of it.

Now if I could just put a bit of weight on I might look less like one of the walking dead.

I did try all those body building powders when I was younger but they failed to increase my muscle tone.

I thought I might be able to fool people into thinking I was a skeleton with muscles, but it didn't do a thing.

I have to be careful now if I get an erection because all the blood rushes you know where and if I am standing I lose balance and fall over forwards. So If I feel one coming on I sit down until I can remember how to get rid of it.

So don't worry about being a few pounds heavier after Christmas there are worse thins in the world.

:evilgrin:

Happy Easter. :icon13:

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there are worse thins in the world

I don't know Des. Your type of thin sounds like the worst kind to me. :evilgrin:

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which is then followed by the evil Bunny!

It's not wise to invoke the Bunny without good cause, Dark Shadow. :icon13:

TR :evilgrin:

PS. I only let my very close friends call me 'evil'...

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Gee DarkShadow, I am sorry to hear about your diet problems.

I can't help much with that I am afraid. I just bought a new pare of jeans and it is very boring for me still the same size as they have been for the past thirty years. size 30. I use to take size 29 till I was thirty. My middle-aged spread was exactly an increase of one inch around my waist.

I have followed a strict diet all these years of at least one fresh cream cake a day. I would say that that has kept me slim but my doctor tells me it is my metabolism. The down side to all this is of course that at 62 I look somewhat gaunt and thin. It doesn't help that I have naturally pale skin hanging off my bones either.

I have met people who have told me they heard I was either dead or dying. First I new of it.

Now if I could just put a bit of weight on I might look less like one of the walking dead.

I did try all those body building powders when I was younger but they failed to increase my muscle tone.

I thought I might be able to fool people into thinking I was a skeleton with muscles, but it didn't do a thing.

:lol:

Happy Easter. :icon13:

My girl friend from Illinois and I would lovingly say to those with your affliction 'DIE TWIG BITCH!' LOL She was less than thin, and I wasn't exactly 'twiggy' at the time either. I have been 280 lbs (i'm only 6' tall) and then dropped down to 145. Then I yo-yo'd between that and 190 for years. Never in all those years did I ever look in the mirror and think 'you look thin'.

I won't wish the evil 'Die Twig Bitch' curse upon you, but I will say I'm jealous ;)

It's not wise to invoke the Bunny without good cause, Dark Shadow. :icon11:

TR :evilgrin:

PS. I only let my very close friends call me 'evil'...

Whoops! Sorry about that TR lol.... But since I got your attention... what's up with the painted eggs 'eh?

Speaking of bunnies.... I remember an old joke from when I was a teenager. We'd dig our hands down into our pockets... pull them out... thrust our hips forward and yell 'Kiss the Bunny!' ... Well... it was funny then ;)

Now there's a dangerous phrase. :icon11:

Shhh Sharon!!! I don't think I have scared anyone here yet, and I have every intention of keeping it that way you heathen!

And as to those five pounds, I quiet enjoy mine. Keeps my wrinkles plumped up better than botox.

Sharon

Well... when I start to wrinkle, then I'll pack on a few pounds to punch them out. Until then, it's going to be a battle of the beltline lol!

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My girl friend from Illinois and I would lovingly say to those with your affliction 'DIE TWIG BITCH!' LOL She was less than thin, and I wasn't exactly 'twiggy' at the time either. I have been 280 lbs (i'm only 6' tall) and then dropped down to 145. Then I yo-yo'd between that and 190 for years. Never in all those years did I ever look in the mirror and think 'you look thin'.

I won't wish the evil 'Die Twig Bitch' curse upon you, but I will say I'm jealous ;)

Whoops! Sorry about that TR lol.... But since I got your attention... what's up with the painted eggs 'eh?

Speaking of bunnies.... I remember an old joke from when I was a teenager. We'd dig our hands down into our pockets... pull them out... thrust our hips forward and yell 'Kiss the Bunny!' ... Well... it was funny then ;)

Shhh Sharon!!! I don't think I have scared anyone here yet, and I have every intention of keeping it that way you heathen!

Well... when I start to wrinkle, then I'll pack on a few pounds to punch them out. Until then, it's going to be a battle of the beltline lol!

Umm, Des, I hope you ain't lookin' for sympathy cuz . . . well, umm, YOU AIN'T GETTIN ANY! :icon13:

I have to agree with Dark on this one. I got up to almost 230 (I'm 5'11") about a year or so ago and now back to 165. I survive off of 1500-1800 calories a day to maintain it. (Low metabolic rate) plus 2hours of exercises at least 3 times a week, and I too don't think I look thin at all. (God I miss Burger King) Anyhow, you're probably a really nice guy, Des, but I think I'm very envious as well.

Take care, :evilgrin:

Rick

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Umm, Des, I hope you ain't lookin' for sympathy cuz . . . well, umm, YOU AIN'T GETTIN ANY! :smartass:

I have to agree with Dark on this one. I got up to almost 230 (I'm 5'11") about a year or so ago and now back to 165. I survive off of 1500-1800 calories a day to maintain it. (Low metabolic rate) plus 2hours of exercises at least 3 times a week, and I too don't think I look thin at all. (God I miss Burger King) Anyhow, you're probably a really nice guy, Des, but I think I'm very envious as well.

Take care, :hug:

Rick

Rick, I ain't gettin any? Who told you that? OH you mean sympathy...oh? ok. :evilgrin:

Just to make sure you understand my predicament, I am 5'11" tall and weigh 132 pounds 60 Kilograms.

When I am ill with the flu or a cold It goes down to 58 Kilos (127), then I stuff myself with donuts, chips, chocolates, caramel toffees, and lots of rice pudding. Seems to work for me.

My cardiac specialist who is slightly overweight, once looked at me as he reached for his fresh fruit salad and said, "I am going to eat my lunch, -bastard." I kid you not, that is what he said. :icon6:

I usually eat one meal a day, with nibbles on nuts and various other (unhealthy) junk foods thoughout the day.

The fact that I am vegetarian does not seem to matter as my boyfriend and I eat the same and he is closer to your weight than mine. It is just the luck of the gene draw, I suspect. Speaking of which I can still fit into my original Levis from 1969. Sorry.... :sowwy: You can call me twiggy bitch if you want, I've been called worse. :lol:

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Rick, I ain't gettin any? Who told you that? OH you mean sympathy...oh? ok. :evilgrin:

Just to make sure you understand my predicament, I am 5'11" tall and weigh 132 pounds 60 Kilograms.

When I am ill with the flu or a cold It goes down to 58 Kilos (127), then I stuff myself with donuts, chips, chocolates, caramel toffees, and lots of rice pudding. Seems to work for me.

My cardiac specialist who is slightly overweight, once looked at me as he reached for his fresh fruit salad and said, "I am going to eat my lunch, -bastard." I kid you not, that is what he said. :sowwy:

I usually eat one meal a day, with nibbles on nuts and various other (unhealthy) junk foods thoughout the day.

The fact that I am vegetarian does not seem to matter as my boyfriend and I eat the same and he is closer to your weight than mine. It is just the luck of the gene draw, I suspect. Speaking of which I can still fit into my original Levis from 1969. Sorry.... :icon6: You can call me twiggy bitch if you want, I've been called worse. :smartass:

Des, do you know how many guys would kill to have your "predicament"? Damn!

Rick

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Rick, I ain't gettin any? Who told you that? OH you mean sympathy...oh? ok. :evilgrin:

Just to make sure you understand my predicament, I am 5'11" tall and weigh 132 pounds 60 Kilograms.

When I am ill with the flu or a cold It goes down to 58 Kilos (127), then I stuff myself with donuts, chips, chocolates, caramel toffees, and lots of rice pudding. Seems to work for me.

My cardiac specialist who is slightly overweight, once looked at me as he reached for his fresh fruit salad and said, "I am going to eat my lunch, -bastard." I kid you not, that is what he said. :sowwy:

I usually eat one meal a day, with nibbles on nuts and various other (unhealthy) junk foods thoughout the day.

The fact that I am vegetarian does not seem to matter as my boyfriend and I eat the same and he is closer to your weight than mine. It is just the luck of the gene draw, I suspect. Speaking of which I can still fit into my original Levis from 1969. Sorry.... :icon6: You can call me twiggy bitch if you want, I've been called worse. :smartass:

Ohhhh... that is just so not fair! As for your doctor lol I can understand the bitter ;)

I have heard that extremely thin people who become ill have no 'body fat reserve' to help stave off the lack of eating. I'll give you a tip if you want to gain weight. Eat a box of Little Debbie Snack cakes and a large bag of chips each day (in addition to your regular meals). Trust me... you'll gain some weight, and probably have a heart attack in about a year. Hmmm... maybe you shouldn't do that.

So... in the interest of your plight....

May the fleas of a 1000 camels infest your nethers and your arms be to short to scratch! LOL (just kidding hun)

I may be green, but I'm no incredible hulk.... DAMN that jealousy! lol

Take care ;)

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