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Vacation was GREAT... and then I hopped on the scale...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yeah. So, we went on vacation and were gone a total of 9 days. First night- Laughlin, then on to RIverside CA to see sister- in - law and her family, and some old friends. It was a good time for the most part-but we ate out a lot more than I expected. She doesn't really cook at home much so... Then we went off to Las Vegas. I LOVE that place, and though I knew we would be eating badly the 3 days we were there- I figured all the walking would *kind* of help with that. Had a great time. Saw a show and spent our 17th anniversary driving home on Saturday. Sunday, I hopped on the scale (against my better judgement) and WOAH- 7 lbs had found thier way back to me. I am not dumb- I KNEW there would be a price to pay for this trip. I figured maybe 3 lbs or so...yeah it was a bit of a shock. I mean really? SEVEN lbs in 9 days? I KNOW I was not eating like 6000 calories a day- at least not *every day!
SO- I had met my goal of getting under 185 (before our trip) the day before we left ( put me down 55 lbs that day)...and I came back to 191. UGH.
I am back to zumba and drinking water and counting my calories...and I am hoping that I drop a few back off pretty quickly. It's just that it usually takes about 2 months for me to lose that much!
So, I have to ask myself...was it worth it?

GOOD thing we don't take trips like that often (actually -it's rare to go away for more than about 4 days)!

I am not getting back on the scale until Sunday. *At least that is what I keep telling myself...we'll see if I hold out that long!
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DESERTDREAMERS 4/18/2013 6:08AM

    I'm with GrapleIris - bet some of it was salt intake and water retention. emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/18/2013 3:57AM

    Be sure check out some of the great nutrition articles about how to eat healthier when you eat away from home http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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GRAPLEIRIS 4/17/2013 7:01PM

    I think you'll probably find that along with the extra calories you took in some extra salt: you'll probably drop some water weight now that you're back on track.

I've never been anywhere near my goal so I can't speak to maintenance first hand, but supposedly you should be able to hit these speedbumps once in a while and move on like nothing ever happened: GOOD LUCK!


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