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Vacation Plan Overview

Sunday, October 03, 2010

We are on vacation for two weeks.

I started my vacation a day early, on Friday the first of October. I have a plan.

Last year I did an experiment. I ate healthy the first week, but not exercise so much. (We were in the motor home, and while I could walk I didn't have tons of time to do so, or access to any machines...) I did pretty good - only gained a half-pound. The second week I exercised, but ate whatever I wanted. Needless to say, my experiment ended early the second week with an eight pound gain.

(I learned the true lesson that exercise is only about 1/4 of the weight battle. Healthy eating is the key, at least for me.)

This year I am trying something different. I moved my nutrition calorie level to basically maintenance. (it's set that I will lose my last 50 lbs by 2015, LOL) and I am going to try to keep my calories and nutrition at a maintenance level. I AM going to track everything.

If I go under my maintenance calorie limit (but not less than 1200 calories) - fine. And if I go over a day or two, it won't be a tragedy, although I am going to TRY to stay within my limits.

I will exercise daily, as much as I usually do. (1-1 1/2 hours a day) I am also going to try to incorporate some kind of activity into our vacation every day. A long walk with the dogs. Going to the beach and walking. Walking around the mall. Maybe even something really different.

We are staying at home this year. (I HATE that word someone coined for a stay at home vacation, so I won't use it, haha) so I will have access to my weights and elliptical.

I am also going to weigh daily. I don't when I am in weight loss mode, but I have already decided I will when I get to maintenance. Since I'm on maintenance now, it's a good chance to see how it works for me. If it doesn't work, I can always end the experiment early, BEFORE a large gain.

Win, Win.

I am going to prove I don't have to gain weight on my vacation.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADY_KATHY 10/10/2010 11:18AM

    Goals are great... but need steps to achieve them. Best wishes on your goals.

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NETGNAL 10/10/2010 8:57AM

    You have done an amzaing job!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/10/2010 7:32AM

    Good for you !
I admire your determination !
I am certain you will succeed !
All the best !

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STRINGS58 10/3/2010 5:15PM

    sounds like having a foot soak and a facial instead of the ice cream shop is more under your control. Vacations at home can feel realllllllly good.

Enjoy! and no, you don't have to gain weight on vacation. (plug in Queen "we are the champions")

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SUGARSMOM2 10/3/2010 4:53PM

  good plan . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 10/3/2010 2:41PM

    Sweetie go planning emoticon

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