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Vacation and Maintenance

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My husband and I took Dad with us to the beach for four days. We went to Yachats (Oregon), which has lots of memories for our family. We had great weather, sunny skies and brisk winds. It made for a lot of "hat hair." Here is a photo of Dad and me that my husband took before the winds came up.


We usually only eat dinners out when there because we eat light the rest of the time, and there are not cooking facilities in the rooms. This time, we also ate breakfasts out because my Dad LOVES eating breakfast out. He is also very attached to a specific dinner restaurant. (We like it, too, but don't usually eat ALL our dinners there.) It was tough for me to gauge the calorie content of what we ate. I had no scale available to keep tabs on my weight. I did choose carefully and walked on the beach as much as my ears and skin could stand the wind. I did eat more than I'm used to at dinner. I'm sure we ate too much! I tried to eat less than usual at lunch, when I was in control of the amount and content.

We had a lovely view from our room with waves crashing on the rocks there...


The early morning low tide was a minus tide and created these interesting pools as opposed to the usual smooth sandy beach.


This morning my scale told me that I had gained .4 of a pound. I'm calling that a victory since my weight can vary that much day to day when I DO know the calorie content of my food. I'm feeling victoriously happy today because I was able to reasonably maintain during a large food situation. I'm more and more optimistic that I can keep the weight off this time emoticon
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ROCKMAN6797 5/8/2013 8:49AM

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CRUISEBOUND2014 4/29/2013 4:11PM

    Awesome! You truly have made a lifestyle change to be able to keep so close to your goal. emoticon

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LESLIESENIOR 4/28/2013 4:21PM

    What a glorious vacation with hubby and dad. Sounds like you naturally found the perfect balance between monitoring your food, eating enjoyably, and exercising. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Cheers to you!!! Thank you for sharing inspiration and hope for us all.

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MEADSBAY 4/28/2013 1:08PM

    That is sososososo emoticon

What a gift you gave your dad, too.

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KANOE10 4/28/2013 9:28AM

    Great job of staying on track while vacationing. You are doing wonderful in maintaining.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/28/2013 8:19AM

    That IS a victory. Congratulations on keeping your focus.
Beautiful pictures!

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CERENA8 4/28/2013 5:27AM

    Congrats on maintaining while on vacation! Your pictures are beautiful! emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 4/27/2013 10:22PM

    What a beautiful and wonderful vacation. Count the time spent with your dad as such a blessing.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/27/2013 6:13PM

    Congratulations! You did an AWESOME job. I'm not on a vacation exactly but I'm hoping to report similar results. We shall see.

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JACKIE542 4/27/2013 4:43PM

    Beautiful place to be. Sounds like a great vacation. Lovely pictures. emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/27/2013 3:40PM

    Nice pictures!! emoticon emoticon

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