Friday, September 09, 2011
I was away for the Labor Day weekend. I took my IPAD but haven't yet downloaded the app from Sparkpeople, so I was on the internet with it and wasn't able to enter my food or exercise. In the past that would have been the excuse to just do whatever I want. We had some challenges finding healthy food, but I was able to work out what I wanted by asking. Exercise was not a problem, since we hiked mountain peaks. During the two days, we hiked 8 1/2 miles over the course of about 6 hours, with half of it uphill. I felt it and so did my 20-something daughter and son-on-law. In fact, by the time we got back to our campground, I wasn't so hungry, so we ate very light. Best of all, we had a great time, and I returned 2 pounds lighter-a true first for me! I cannot recall a time when we went on a vacation (even a mini-vacation) where I didn't use that as a reason to eat things I wouldn't ordinarily eat. I felt great having eaten in moderation and exercised liek we did!! I hope to repeat that in a few weeks when I am off to a conference...Thank you, Sparkpeople for getting this ball rolling. I am gonna download that app!!