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Back From Costa Rica

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hey everyone! I got back from Costa Rica Saturday night and boy, has it been a rush. I am going to miss it and my host family so much, and it has been really sad. But being home has felt pretty good too.

While I was there, I made an effort to not over eat, but I didn't have many options as to what I ate because my host family made my meals for me. So I tried to focus on portion control but that didn't really work out all the time. So I tried to keep myself moving, which wasn't difficult. It was a 30 minute walk to and from school every day, which was perfect to burn some calories. Also, whenever we went on trips, they were usually pretty athletic and had things like hiking, swimming, white water rafting, etc. So I gained a grand total of 6 pounds. Not too bad at all.

But now I am ready to get back into things and into real life. In the past couple of days, it hasn't even felt like I have gone anywhere at all, and I think it's because of how naturally I am fitting right back into my old life. I have gone crazy these past few days with food because I have been on major withdrawal, but it's not the "last supper" mentality. I know I will be able to have these foods again at some point. Just not all the time. And that's perfect.

If anyone has any tips for getting back into the routine, please fill me in!
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FINERFLOWER 5/19/2011 1:31PM

    Welcome home. As far as getting back on track. Like NIKE says....JUST DO IT!

Track your calories, watch your portions, keep moving. Maybe get back on track with a mini goal.

Like.... Lose those 6 lbs in six weeks!

And drink drink drink your water.

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THEAPPLESASS 5/19/2011 7:53AM

  hm... all i can say is that when i was doing peace corps and would visit home, i'd eat like CRAZY because i hadn't had the food in such a long time and couldn't get it in ukraine. i'd try to make healthy choices as much as possible because it's a huge adjustment to your body to get used to how processed, huge portions, etc american foods tend to be.

anyway- welcome back!

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NANT406 5/19/2011 5:22AM

    Welcome back! I'm in the same boat as far as getting back into my routine. I've had a rough month and have been emotional eating like crazy. So, if you get any good tips let me know please. We can do this together! It's good to hear that you had a great time there. I had a friend in high school that went to Costa Rica and loved it. It sounds beautiful. I'm sure you must have a ton of pictures. Take care spark buddy. Talk to you soon.

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FINGERSCROSSEDC 5/18/2011 4:40PM

    WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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