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back from vacation! some wins, some losses...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

So I appreciate everyone's advice about how to stay healthy on vacation! I love reading all the comments and it has been so helpful to me. I feel so supported by everyone and it excites me to log onto spark everyday.
I am writing this particular blog as a snapshot of what I succeeded at/failed at on vacation so that I can adjust and plan better for next time! I hope that by putting it in writing and posting it- I will be holding myself more accountable.

-Walking: Denny and I were able to walk at least 2 miles everyday. Instead of driving, we walked everywhere we needed to go and set off on foot just to explore. The weather (COLD) definitely but a damper on some of my beach exercising plans but I think I did the best that I could!
-Eating (win): I only ate out 1 meal a day- yeay! I am sure I went over my calorie range but I limited the damage by only allowing myself 1 big splurge a day rather than 3.
-Breakfast and Dinner: We woke up too late for breakfast and bought a large pizza that we split over the week together (had a slice and a half every lunch)
Alcohol: limited to 3 drinks or less per day with the exception of our 1 going out night (kept it to 5). Drank REALLY slowly and spread it out over hours each day with a glass of water, at least, in between.

-snack attack: my boyfriend (bless his heart) somehow convinced me to go on a gas station store run and split a pack of king size mini reeses with me (these are my utter downfall- never ever try them if you haven't!)
-tracking: this was an ultimate fail! I was under the impression that I would have internet but it was down the whole time we were at the hotel. I happen to be over on data through my phone was I was unable to track there either. I realize I should have just wrote everything down but apparently I don't know how to do anything without the internet...
-running: yeah, no! I meant to bring my tennis shoes and run every morning. Left them by the door while packing... they never even made it to the beach.

Overall, I am proud of myself for not getting completely off track! I definitely cut myself some slack...and that is okay with me. But this week I am kicking it back into high gear by participating in a spring challenge with one of my spark teams!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LE7_1234 3/27/2013 2:43AM

    Sounds like you learned from it, which is great. AND it sounds like you had fun, which is even better!!

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KARENLEIGH32 3/25/2013 4:40PM

    Look past it and keep going! Glad your vacation was a good one!

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CHARTHESTAR 3/25/2013 2:21PM

    I consider a vacation a success if I don't gain weight. Don't really loose on vacation but not gaining is almost like a loss.

I think you did really well on your vacation. You need to splurge and a vacation is the time to do it. a reward for all your willpower during the everyday challenges!

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DOVESEYES 3/25/2013 3:39AM

    Holidays are for fun and it sounds like you had some so good job!!!

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LINEBACKER1968 3/24/2013 11:51PM

    It sounds like to me you did great. I think you kept a good balance both on your vacation and your reflections of your effort. emoticon

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