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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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