Monday, April 25, 2011
Back from vacation! New Orleans was WONDERFUL!!! I think I am in love with that city!!! I WILL be going back! And husband and I had a great time at Universal Studios. Oh my goodness...SO MUCH WALKING! I got back to the hotel pretty much every night with my body screaming to lie down and, I tell you what, I could not move after that at all! Literally worked every single muscle in my body to the breaking point every day! I am convinced that this (and my craving for salads and fresh foods, due to the intense heat - 93 and sunny every day) was the only thing that kept me afloat., health-wise. I certainly did not EAT well. In New Orleans, the food was HUGE and so expensive...it seemed a shame to waste money by not eating it all. Then, at Universal, we had a pre-purchased meal plan. So, to get our money's worth, we ended up eating about 6 meals a day! Yikes!
As I said, I chose salad a few times. And, although I indulged in sodas, I did make sure I alternated with ice water every refill. The first night in New Orleans I was dehydrated and very dizzy, so I made sure to avoid that throughout the rest of the trip.
All in all, I only gained 1 lb., which honestly...I consider a victory. I was worried for a minute there! Of course, I would have been much happier if I could have sustained my healthy eating habits..seeing as this is a lifestyle change and not a "diet". But I chalk it up to being a learning experience. Next time, I'll do better. For sure.
So, I'm back at it now. Did you miss me??? :)