Things have been going well. I am overall doing really well with everything. I am noticing a few things. Do you notice this too?
My body CRAVES water. When I am low, I feel it.
When I overeat a lot one day (200+ calories over range) I always step on the scale the next day to see the damages.
The scale is always just about the same when I overeat
When I overeat, I generally also lack water
When I overeat and no drink enough water, I get lazy
All of these realizations have made me wonder...
Would I have lost weight had I stuck to my ranges?
If I would have kept drinking water, would I have made better choices?
Why don't I workout before I eat at home?
Anyone have ideas?
Here's the thing. If I worked EVERY.DAY, I would have no problems. Yes, I am less active at my desk job, but I also eat accordingly. I have very light days (low end of my range) when I am at work for a whole day and, in turn, am less active.
There is just something about the structure of work and having a limit to the food here that helps me succeed.
Two and a half years ago, I worked for the same company in a different division. I was working at trade shows and events, promoting our products. At that time, I was walking CONSTANTLY (5 hour shift meant 5 hours of standing and walking --- no sitting allowed). I was VERY active and didn't have to do a whole lot to drop weight.
The other side of that coin is that when you are at events, there is greasy, tempting food EVERYWHERE. I worked at the county fairs where burgers, deep-fried cheese curds and cream puffs were the normal meals. Yea, I ate them.
So now that I have moved up in the company and run my own showroom, work with marketing and manage the people that do the very same job I did back then, I just have different challenges and benefits.
As I am getting ready for my big vacation this week, I am thinking of different ways I will manage everything down in Mexico. Having buffet lines and unlimited access to alcohol is a bit scary for me. I want to be successful, but I also want to relax.
My goal is to keep moving and utilize the long beaches for some great workouts that are quite different than trying to manage the ice and snow like I am doing now.
I would love to hear some feedback from all of you. How do you make vacations a positive experience in your weight loss journeys?
The next time I blog will likely be after my 8-day trip. It will be filled with pictures and memories. Have a great couple of weeks, Spark People!