This year’s Christmas was the craziest and busiest we’ve ever had but it’s also been the best. I’ve been completely off-plan all week, no diet and no exercise.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: -3.5lbs
Current weight: 199lbs

Total loss: 39lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 24lbs

This Weekend

The craziness started on the weekend when we had our brand new sofa delivered. It needed to be put together and arrived in 27 boxes. It took me all day to put together but it was worth it. There was a lot of lifting and moving involved (as well as swearing) so that does count as some exercise I guess.


We also decided we wanted to take in a dog that we saw needed rehoming and took him for a walk to meet our dog first.

On Sunday my parents visited for the morning and in the afternoon we had to do the dreaded Christmas food shop. Not that we had enough going on already, all of us came down with horrible colds which made everything so much harder.

I had planned to carry on with my abs and core challenge over Christmas but I only remembered after finishing the sofa that I hadn’t done it and didn’t have the energy to try.

This Week

Keeping up the craziness, we spent Monday with friends at a soft play running around with our kids. That also counts as exercise so I haven’t done too badly this week really. We also picked up our dog Christmas eve.


I’ve just been eating when and where I could at this point so planning wasn’t an option. When Christmas day hit we were so busy in the morning, any plan we did have went straight ou the window and we didn’t eat Christmas dinner until 4 o’clock but it was definitely worth the wait.

Christmas Dinner

I even treated myself to a Cider in the evening, This is the first time I’ve had a drink in six months and was a nice treat to finish the day.

So my diet was non-existent and no planned exercise was done. I’m surprised I only put on 3.5lbs after all the food I’ve consumed. I’ve also got a huge haul of treats to get through. This may a few months to eat if I want to stick to my plan. I need to work out how many Syns this is.


Next Week

Next week I want to get back to some form of normality and get some exercise in. Eat a few salads and some much-needed water. However, it’s also New Year’s Eve next week with plans to see family so It could go badly. Like last week, I’m not making any promises for this coming week but I will be back on track as normal the following week.

Check out my full journey here:

The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up

Did You Put On Weight Over Christmas?

Was it as much as you thought? What did you do to rectify it or did you carry on off-plan until the new year? Let me know in the comments below.

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