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Warning: Vacation can be hazardous to your health

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I went on vacation last week and despite my good intentions of logging into SP every day and logging all of my food and activities, I did not fare so well. I was good for the first couple of days when it was just my immediate family with me. It was sort of like we were still at home and I continued with my routine.

Then the rest of my family came. And brought pasta. And cookies. And wine. And lots of other goodies that I usually do a good job of staying away from. Then the rain started and put a damper on all of our planned outdoor activities. So we sat. And ate. And sat. And drank. And sat.

I was good about going to the gym at the hotel three times during the week and managed to swim one afternoon. I was good about eating for the first two days, and for the last two days. It was the five days in between that were terrible... and the scale shows it. I think the thing that hurt me the most was not taking the time to log in to SP and track my nutrition. Tracking my food always helps me to visualize my goals and stay on target. It's harder to eat one more cookie when I know I am going to enter it into my nutrition tracker for the day.

Time to get back on track. Today was a good day for nutrition. Tomorrow I'm back to my regular gym schedule. The challenge is going to be the holidays and festivities coming up this week, but my goals is to make sure I track daily, regardless of where I am or what i've eaten. I haven't tried the SP app recently -- I think I'll load it tomorrow and try to use it to track my eating and workouts. Hopefully all of the old (as in over a year old) bugs are worked out and I'll find it easier to use this time around, which will make it a whole lot more likely that I'll enter everything I eat, even while at relatives' houses for dinner.
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