Wednesday, September 16, 2009
After 19 days on the road I tentatively stepped onto the scale this morning. Well, let me tell you that I stepped on it again and again, just not believing what I was seeing! It was a long trip with eating out about 75% of the time. I never felt "deprived" and enjoyed many small bits of special treats along the way (including my son's fantastic raspberry chocolate ganache cheesecake!) and only counted calories on paper about half of the time. It seems to be easier knowing what to avoid or how to just have a "taste" of something special.
Truth be told, I was not going to be at all surprised to see a weight gain of 4 to 5 pounds! It just seems to be the way it is.
Granted, I did do some walking on the trip, but I didn't feel that it was much at all, so I have to put the credit to the caloric intake or lack thereof. At any rate, this puts me on good footing to continue forward on this venture.
As of this morning I was down and additional 1 1/2 pounds! That's 11 1/2 total!
YEAH!!!!!!!! I credit Spark People and the wonderful support for helping me with this.
Well, I have to go the the grocery store and stock up on more of the good fruits and veggies!