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!