Monthly Progress Report: May
Saturday, June 01, 2013
I am writing this blog late, because I was too ashamed to write it when I SHOULD have written it..
I could sum up my feelings about May with one loud sustained SCREAM! I was/am so disappointed with my results, and I wanted to eat a lot of feelings on my measurement day last month.. In mid-April, my husband and I took a two-week trip to the Mainland to visit family, and have a nice vacation. While we were on vacation we of course did a LOT of eating out. Although I did make time for two one-hour workout classes the first week, and we did a LOT of walking at historical sites and Busch Gardens, I admit that I overindulged the entire vacation. I tracked my calories to the best of my ability, but how can you possibly know how many calories there are in restaurant foods? Also, I'm guilty of overeating partly because of access to foods that aren't available in Hawaii (Olive Garden, anyone?).
During my April measurements, my grand totals were 20.5 inches and 4.2 pounds lost, since January 1st... Unfortunately, my April-May changes yielded 3.75 inches and 3.6 pounds GAINED, essentially erasing the progress that I had made during the four and a half months leading up to my vacation. WHOA. How was it possible to gain EVERY SINGLE pound back in two weeks? I'll tell you: it was EASY, and that is what scares me the most.
I must say here, that the one major positive about going on my vacation (aside from some seriously amazing time off with my husband) is that my stress level went from an all-time high to basically nothing. I needed this time off, and I'm sooo glad that I was able to remove myself from my crazy hectic life for a couple of weeks.
Remind me to never go on vacation again.