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The Aftermath of Vacation

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Before I left for my week away I made a commitment to myself to keep tracking and exercising so that I could maintain some accountability. Well, I was about 60% successful. I exercised with bike riding and walking everyday, not my usual workouts but I stayed active. I tracked my food four out of the seven days. Moderation was the trickiest part of the trip because I wanted to have wine and mixed drinks with my meal and have dessert. Usually I pick one or the other but I found myself indulging in both since it was "vacation." Since I want to stay accountable here are my weigh-ins. When I got back last Monday, I was not surprised to see the scale up to 134.8. When I left I was at my lowest weight of 128.9. So that was almost a 6 pound increase. Wow! That was a lot of seafood and treats like ice cream. I even had a brownie hot fudge sundae one night. It was delicious! Have not had one of those in a very very long time.

Yesterday, one week later, after a long Fourth Of July weekend with my daughter's birthday party and a catered BBQ with ribs and wings, I weighed in at 133.0. Back to my goal weight again. But still striving to get below it and maintain that 5 lb. margin. It felt good to let go and have fun on vacation, and it is nice to be back on track again. I worked out everyday last week and made good food choices. Made spicy turkey meatloaves for dinner last night and ran 3 miles yesterday. My greatest accomplishment is getting back on track with my routine. It is so difficult to get back because I found myself saying "you can eat that" during the birthday party, but I was deliberate with my food choices and I am proud of that. I kept my commitment to myself and do not feel like I missed out on anything. One more week and I will be back within my margin again.

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KK1973 7/15/2013 9:42AM

    That is the most successful part of weight maintenance--being able to enjoy yourself once in awhile and getting back to your normal routine when you return. Just returned from vacation myself--I have some work to do as well;)

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FOUNDER3 7/12/2013 10:20PM

    Congratulations you did great.

It is not the vacations that are a problem, it is as you say, getting back into routine upon coming home.

You can be proud of yourself for doing that.


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SPARK_JO 7/11/2013 1:38AM

    Way to go!

Also, when we go back from a vacation and weigh ourselves and see 4, 5, 7 pounds more on the scale, we tend to freak out, but in reality, we maybe put back 1 or 2 pounds, the rest being water and, hem, full digestive system. Most of it usually disappears within days.

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M77355 7/10/2013 11:43PM

    Super! emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 7/10/2013 9:56PM


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JACKIE542 7/10/2013 10:19AM

    Glad you had a fun vacation, so good that you are right back on track. emoticon emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 7/10/2013 10:02AM

    i understand completely, went to the beach for 5 days and well, lets just say, i didnt track and i ate like a big fat hog, but, i did walk everyday, along the beach and the boardwalk and around the attractions, i didnt spark those walking points, but, vacation is hard.
there are so many things we want to do and see and sitting down at a computer or phone to blog or to track isnt priority.
sounds like you did alot better than myself. emoticon

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PLMITCH 7/10/2013 9:48AM


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STRONG_SARAH 7/10/2013 8:26AM

    Good for you!

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NELLJONES 7/10/2013 8:14AM

    I do the same thing, only I don't drink or eat dessert on vacation, yet still gain 3 pounds. I have found that if I get back on track immediately upon coming home (not the next morning...that day) it comes right off. I don't think it's the vacation that does it, but the desire to extend vacation after getting back home.

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KITT52 7/10/2013 8:11AM


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MYKIDSRSWEET 7/10/2013 8:06AM

    Good job getting back!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/10/2013 7:58AM

    I am very proud of you! It's good to let go and enjoy a little bit.

I leave for vacation Saturday morning. I will keep you in mind. Everythign in moderation!

Congrats on getting back on track!


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