Thursday, March 20, 2008
I'll be going out of town for a few days next week. I write (longhand) in a journal every morning, so I spent some time yesterday thinking about what I wanted to do this vacation.
Did I want to lose weight? Well, of course I do, but it's a family event, so that makes things a bit more difficult than usual -- I can't control where I eat too much, will spend a lot of time probably just sitting around & waiting (although I do plan to walk every day), etc.
Do I want to maintain? Yes.
So what could I do to make that happen?
Well, the walking every day was one thing.
I will bring some of my own snacks so I'm not at the mercy of whatever junk my family is serving & so I don't get too hungry. My husband always gives me a hard time for bringing food, but it works for me. I'll bring Luna bars, Greens bars, vitamuffins, some single serving peanut butter (snagged at my last vacation), and some coco via chocolate bars (yum!).
I'll try to concentrate on chatting with family I don't see real often rather than on the food.
And if I'm bored, I'll have books, my journal, and my knitting.
Actually, on most vacations I do a lot of walking and I'm not so stressed, so I usually don't gain weight (and actually eat more than usual). But family events are a little harder.
Since I don't weigh myself I won't really be able to see how I'll do. But I'll know.