Saturday, November 17, 2012
So my 14.5 pound loss in the challenge was not met, I was short by 1 lousy little pound which I think was a missed opportunity while on vacation. I know where I went wrong . . . it was EPCOT in Orlando. I love that park.
My husband and I had a really nice dinner at one of the French restaurants. We shared a lobster bisque. I had filet mignon with scalloped potatoes. We shared a Creme Brulee. I had wine. It was our most expensive meal . . . both monetarily and calorie-wise. However, I would not change a thing. There was success if you looked (the word share).
Second EPCOT undoing was a little shop in Germany . . . Karamell-Kuche . . . which resembles the Werthers Original shop in the commercials they've been showing. I didn't know the shop was there, but as I walked buy I could see through the window . . . a baker drizzling Werthers caramel on a cupcake. Are you kidding me? Of course I had to go in. Turns out this shop was not there last time I was at the park in 2010. It opened a few months later. So this was a new find for me, and it was heaven. They had a case full of fresh bakery items and every single one of them had caramel in some form. Fresh Werthers caramel . . . everywhere.
My husband and I each bought one treat, and a small bag of caramels to take home. We ate the treats right away. The caramels are still floating around. There is success there . . . as that's not what I would have done a year ago. I would have bought numerous treats to take back to the hotel. And I would have bought other items in other places at the park.
Success isn't measured by what you eat . . . it's measured by how much. Sure, if you eat a lot of garbage you're not going to be as successful. But a fresh little caramel turtle isn't going to make or break your day if you're tracking on a regular basis.
I didn't gain . . . I just didn't lose that week. And that's a win! That is success!
So a 10 week challenge that included a 2-week vacation, and I lost 13.5 pounds. That's success.
I am researching my reward. More to come, but I promise you it won't be drizzled in caramel. :)