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Traveling, but not overeating

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I am touring Guatemala and El Salvador with two friends, and having a wonderful time. Guatemala is a beautiful country with lush green mountains, lakes, and rivers. It also has many Mayan villages with markets filled with handcrafted pottery, wooden pieces, and woven textiles.

I'll share photos when I return home.

In the meantime,though, I want to report that I am being very careful with how much I am eating.
I'm enjoying all the local delicious foods, but I'm eating smaller amounts than usual. I am unable to track my food, or to weigh myself, but I am determined not to put on any weight during this trip.

The best sign is that none of my clothing is feeling tighter.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALERIEMAHA 7/4/2013 5:17PM

    WHAT FUN! Three friends cruising internationally! I'm thrilled that you had this wonderful experience.

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/29/2013 8:58AM

    The fact that your clothes aren't feeling tighter is your best clue that you are eating right.
Have fun.

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KALIGIRL 6/28/2013 8:42AM

    The best of both worlds! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 6/25/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon Have a good trip.

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IMAVISION 6/25/2013 11:50AM

    Our Grandson was blessed to take a trip to Guatemala and El Salvador, when he was in high school. I was thrilled with his having been impressed with how those his same age were happy with very little in the way of material things. I believe that was a wonderful eye-opening experience for someone who has been given so much.

Keep up the good work with your food intake!

God grant you continued travel mercies!

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CARRAND 6/24/2013 7:16PM


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    Your trip sounds wonderful. Can't wait for the pictures.

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CATLADY52 6/24/2013 2:57PM

    Definitely enjoy your trip. With all the walking and your vigilance in eating, I'm sure you'll come back with no gain. emoticon

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NASFKAB 6/24/2013 12:46PM

  great plan eating MINDFULLY instead of MINDLESSLY & the exercise will keep you FIT

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NELLJONES 6/24/2013 8:33AM

    I think the modern technique of "tracking food" has become overly minute with tracking nutrients. It helps just to write down in a journal what you eat. Like Breakfast: "1 (approx) cup of chilaquiles, 1 corn tortilla, coffee. At the hotel cafe, outdoors in this town with.. and it cost....." It's more of a journal, alongside where you went and who you are with to go along with the photos you are taking. The point is to remind yourself what you ate, make you conscious of it. The end result is that you have a really complete journal of your trip, minus nutrient count. Even in the general, it is tracking.

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FERRETLOVER1 6/24/2013 7:06AM

    I bet you will come back with a loss (or staying the same) because you are not only eating mindfully, but you are also doing a lot more walking and exploring.

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BOOKAPHILE 6/23/2013 10:14PM

    Great plan for mindfull eating! I hope you have a great trip!

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IMPROVINGME 6/23/2013 9:51PM

    What a great experience!
Have fun!

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BRENDAGAIL9 6/23/2013 8:26PM

    Have a great time and don't worry. How your clothes fit is a good indication.

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RAPUNZEL53 6/23/2013 7:58PM

  Enjoy your trip!

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