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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!


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  • LE7_1234
    Sounds like you learned from it, which is great. AND it sounds like you had fun, which is even better!!
    1792 days ago
    Look past it and keep going! Glad your vacation was a good one!
    1794 days ago
    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!
    1794 days ago
    Holidays are for fun and it sounds like you had some so good job!!!
    1794 days ago
    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
    1794 days ago
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