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Post-vacation update

Monday, July 01, 2013

We had a great vacation, as usual, in Destin. Spent hours on the beach and in the pool, and watched my kids splash and smile and grow and play. I felt utterly relaxed while there and I'm trying to hold onto that today.

Returning to work is so hard!! On one hand, returning to a 3-day week (I get July 4 AND 5 off, woo!) is an enormous blessing. On the other hand, last week's catching up has to be done in THREE days instead of five, and it's giving me a bit of a panic attack. I don't quite know where to start.

I read the "Why we get fat and what to do about it" book. It's a low-carb, high-fat thing. The book says you shouldn't have more than 20 net carbs per day. I haven't stopped thinking about it. I don't know if I believe that kind of diet is actually a good thing, despite reading the science behind it. Maybe it is. But maybe it's a bit extreme for someone like me who doesn't need to lose more than 15 pounds or so. I also worry because of the history of high cholesterol in my family.

I DO need to cut back on my sugar and refined carbs intake. So I'm trying to go without desserts, candy (boo hoo!), and white breads (bagels! Eng. muffins! boo hoo!) for a couple of weeks, and have more veggies and salads. I think that will be a good compromise for me.

I put my FitBit back on today. Didn't use it much at the beach, but I know we got lots of exercise walking on the sand and swimming.

Anyway, our kids are still with my parents so it's a bit of an "extended" vacation from some of my usual responsibilities. I miss them, but....!

Happy July!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
4RASCALS 7/1/2013 8:36PM

    I'm glad that you enjoyed your vacation. Sounds like a very relaxing time.

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THEEXERCISER 7/1/2013 11:14AM

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KLMEIRING 7/1/2013 10:39AM

    Welcome back! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation! emoticon

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