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Projected weight change this holiday season

by vroom (Pope)
on Nov 22, 2001 at 00:39 UTC ( #126849=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Projected weight change this holiday season

+ >15 lbs
[bar] 80/5%
+ 11-15 lbs
[bar] 18/1%
+ 5-10 lbs
[bar] 175/11%
+ less than 5 lbs
[bar] 215/14%
Stable
[bar] 397/25%
- <5 lbs
[bar] 92/6%
- 5-10 lbs
[bar] 51/3%
- 11-15 lbs
[bar] 14/1%
- >15 lbs
[bar] 33/2%
use metric; I'm confused
[bar] 493/31%
other
[bar] 19/1%
1587 total votes
Comment on Projected weight change this holiday season
(jcwren) Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by jcwren (Prior) on Nov 22, 2001 at 01:01 UTC

    However, maybe this will help some of us be better, stronger, faster programmers.

    It's not how good you feel, it's how good you look.

    --Chris

    e-mail jcwren

      Good idea -- when your family starts irritating you, close your eyes and imagine flexing, flexing your muscles...as you imagine hacking them to bits with a large axe.

      No stress here.

      -----------------------
      You are what you think.

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by TomK32 (Monk) on Nov 22, 2001 at 01:06 UTC
    I doubt that my mom's cooking will be good enough during holidays to make me fat, so I'll stay stable.
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by dws (Chancellor) on Nov 22, 2001 at 01:08 UTC
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by Indomitus (Scribe) on Nov 22, 2001 at 01:09 UTC
    I'd like to see a new poll after the holiday season for 'Actual weight gain this holiday season.' Might be a bit different results. :)

    For us geeks that will probably overshoot their projections, I recommend the 'Hacker Diet'. It worked wonders for me personally although others have had lesser results.
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by petdance (Parson) on Nov 22, 2001 at 02:21 UTC
    What if we don't track, and don't worry about it?

    I let my wife take care of the worrying... :-)

    xoxo,
    Andy
    --
    <megaphone> Throw down the gun and tiara and come out of the float! </megaphone>

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by Chainsaw (Friar) on Nov 22, 2001 at 02:32 UTC
    Well i hope not to gain much weight but since my family and my girlfriends always get together to make up a big lunch for festivities I think it will hard!
    But it will be better if ask after thanks giving


    God help me always to see the other face of the coin. And prevent me from accusing of betrayal those who don't think just as I do.
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by shadox (Priest) on Nov 22, 2001 at 06:14 UTC
    I hope to be stable this year, last year i did gain a few lbs and january was a big traning program to lose them. But here it is dificult to do that, cuz everything in this holydays is just delicious. :)
    Dreams they just disapear into the shadows,
    then they become true....
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by waggerz (Pilgrim) on Nov 22, 2001 at 23:42 UTC
    I hope to stay the same but sadly I will probaly gain at least a few pounds. German baking will do me in once again.
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by greywolf (Priest) on Nov 22, 2001 at 23:51 UTC
    With 2 Christmas dinners in 2 days I will have a hard time not gaining a little weight. But it's all right because the food is good and I have a very manly physique to work with!

    mr greywolf
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by staeryatz (Monk) on Nov 23, 2001 at 03:08 UTC
    I'll be putting on weight for much of the winter as well. The holidays are just the start. It's not uncommon in Canada, especially in the colder regions.
      Yeah, it gets awfully cold in my igloo in the winter ;-)

      As for weight gain, I have a plan to counteract that =D

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by strfry() (Monk) on Nov 24, 2001 at 02:02 UTC

    hmm, it's very likely i'll be putting on more weight, but just as unlikely that it'll be from eating and/or getting fat - i've been doing alot of strength training lately, so i've (happily) went from 130lbs to around 138 over the last few weeks, and there's no signs of slowing down, either. ((:

    something to note, too: increasing your exercise and activity level -before- you start chowing down on the holiday hams can help prevent the unwanted pounds at best, or at least keep the 'damage' to a minimum. not to mention, it'll probably make you feel better in the long run anyways. (8

    --
    strfry()
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by E-Bitch (Pilgrim) on Nov 26, 2001 at 21:34 UTC
    Ahhh... time to gain all the weight back that I lost when I left home (and mom's cooking). She always sends leftovers too!
    _________________________________________
    E-Bitch
    Tempora Mutantur Nos et Mutamur in Illis
    "The Times are Changed Even as We are Changed in Them"
(podmaster) Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Nov 29, 2001 at 17:24 UTC
    I can only digest pod, so I guess stable it is (unless you're counting digital pounds ~;)
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by danichka (Hermit) on Nov 30, 2001 at 00:23 UTC

    It's not my fault I'm going to gain weight

    • Cold/Wet outside
    • Fridge full of good food inside

    Shouldn't be hard to guess where I'll be.

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by stuffy (Monk) on Nov 30, 2001 at 12:16 UTC
    I never gain weight......no matter how hard I try

    Stuffy
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it, unless I'm wrong in which case I will probably change it ;~)
    may be reproduced under the SDL
Re: (Atkins all the way!!) - Projected weight change this holiday season
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Nov 30, 2001 at 22:12 UTC
    I cheated over the Thanksgiving holiday and had carbs. I am on the Atkins diet. I've already dropped 3 inches off my waist/20 pounds in 1.5 months.
    I feel freakin excellent!

    Thanksgiving was the big cheating day. Christmas will be easy.

    Viva la Meat! :)
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by growlf (Pilgrim) on Dec 03, 2001 at 19:33 UTC
    I don't know about gaining or loosing weight... but I think I have had enough varieties of turky dishes now to last me till next year. Problem is - there is still half the danged bird in the fridge! Agg!

    *G*
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Dec 07, 2001 at 20:06 UTC

    I have no choice but to keep my weight stable. I am a diabetic and that can take some of the fun out of the holidays but not all of it.

    One of the ways I am making up for not being able to participate in the holiday gluttony is by brewing a batch of stout to give away as presents!


    Peter L. BergholdSchooner Technology Consulting, Inc.
    Peter@Berghold.Netwww.berghold.net
    Unix Professional Services
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by Elvis (Sexton) on Dec 10, 2001 at 03:38 UTC

    I'm going to gain 500 metric tonnes before Christmas eve. When I visit my family Christmas day I can sit on their house and flatten it. That way, they may not insist on me eating yet more turkey to 'fatten me up'. I know it's a long shot, but the message may just get through to them.

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by dakedesu (Scribe) on Dec 10, 2001 at 08:35 UTC
    LOL... my Mother does not usually put enough food on the table for all of us. Normally it is all gone before we get to seconds. Heck a lot of times I do not even end up filling myself...

    (Of course minding myself about last Thanksgiving, I do not believe Mom had anything left over for Turkey Sandwiches)

    (big plates)++
    (high metabolism)++
    (my spelling)--


    DakeDesu teh Confused Werewolf.
    (Webpages under construction)
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by gregor42 (Parson) on Dec 10, 2001 at 21:09 UTC

    OK, I have to consider all of the factors... All of the E-Commerce sites are frozen until the last week of December, so I'm on VACATION Bay-bee...Thus Snowboarding.

    So we consider potential weight loss due to aerobic activity offset by muscle gain (muscle is heavier than fat) also offset by fat replaced with large quantities of beer turning to empty calories as I pass out at 8PM after boarding all day...

    Offset by booting after waking up at 2AM with a throbbing hangover, modified by the 8 eggs for breakfast before hitting the slopes again.

    On the off days we have food consumed whilst hacking on the laptop in longjohns...

    Then calories burnt off by stress when the family calls & wants to know why you're not there for dinner.

    Figure in said dinner skipped & replaced with Oreos & Hot Toddy...

    Confused yet? Me too...



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by Robo (Sexton) on Dec 11, 2001 at 07:03 UTC
    Most people gain weight during the holiday season. Usually, I do too. But, this year, I found out my girl friend has been cheating on me. For some reason I lose weight after break-ups... So I am that small percent who will probably lose over 15 lbs this holiday season...

    where are my cigarettes?

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by lemur (Novice) on Dec 17, 2001 at 06:24 UTC
    Having high metabolism is such a plus.
Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by strredwolf (Chaplain) on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:48 UTC
    Projected Weight: 4 metric tons.

    Oh, wait, that's the ammount of food I'll be eating. I won't gain much at all. :D

    --
    $Stalag99{"URL"}="http://stalag99.keenspace.com";

Re: Projected weight change this holiday season
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 19, 2001 at 21:34 UTC
    I expect to gain less than a stone.
      A stone like the Ayres Rock in Australia?

      -- package Lizard::King; sub can { do { 'anything'} };
      TomK32 - just a geek trying to change the world

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