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Beach vacay fallout...


Monday, July 29, 2013

Whooooaaaa.....I was a bad girlie on my little beach vacation this past weekend.

Didn't track a thing. Didn't work out. Lots of sitting, reading, watching the waves, crocheting, and eating Cheetos, Pringles, and double-stuff Oreos.

Like I said. Whooooaaaaaaa. This was my first major rebellion since starting on Sparkpeople 2 months ago and I wasn't actually expecting to rebel...I wasn't sick of it or anything, and exercise was going pretty well. But I just suddenly didn't care. Not good.

So, needless to say, I didn't just jump right back on the bandwagon this morning. Met a friend for breakfast, so not a good start...my pantry is stuffed with leftover junk food...so today hasn't been pretty either. To make matters worse, I will be sitting on my bum all day for the next two days at an iPad training for work. Ugghhhhhhh. I feel like I am starting completely over. Haven't even checked the scale. The beach was great, though! :)
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2013_ISNOW 8/5/2013 12:27PM

    At least you own it. So many people (myself included, sometimes) will come back and simply say, "I could have done better..." or "I didn't stray too far..."

You know what you did, are doing, are about to do, and you're owning it. But a few days of choosing "bad" meals doesn't break the cycle -- nor does choosing "good" foods help it along.

What matters is how you choose to deal with the afterthought. In a few days, are you going to continue eating Pringles and Cheetos and DoubleStuf Oreos? (I wish I had some of those things...they are amazing.) Maybe. But is that going to be all you eat after vacation? Probably not.

My friend and I are going to the beach tomorrow for a night -- I'll probably end up eating some things that wouldn't normally be in the house, either, but that doesn't mean I'm suddenly going to pop like a balloon.

Thank you for being an inspiration, and for helping to keep me on the "straight and narrow," so to speak. :)

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NANNBIRD 8/4/2013 1:02AM

    I'm so impressed that you 'fessed up to it. I would have tried to hide it, although the scales would have ratted me out....!

Vacation is the time to enjoy ourselves and treat ourselves--but you had a regime in place (which is always the hardest part) that you can just step right back into.

Welcome back!

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GRANDMATAMMYNC 7/30/2013 4:15PM

    Some one was a baaad girl. Put out your hand and I will smack it. OK, really, it was a vacation. Making better choices has to be learned and you are young in this program (so am I) and as they say "wisdom comes with age". Do yourself a favor and get a trash can and empty your cupboards of all the junk, or give it to a friend with kids. DO NOT EAT IT, vacation is over. Go to the store and refill with healthy foods. I know this is hard to do, I mean, that stuff costs $$$ right, but it is for the best.

I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation at the beach. I like the pics. you posted. We went to Myrtle beach last year for my birthday. It's hard to take good pics. in the bright sunlight.

I hope you get back on track soon. Using SP has been a great way for me to learn how to take care of me. I missed chatting with you while you were gone and I'm glad you are back. emoticon back.

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BAMAROSE 7/30/2013 1:16PM

  Always happens to me at the beach, too. You can get back on track, as was said, you aren't starting at square one.

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MICHELELYNN777 7/30/2013 9:37AM

    The same thing happens to me on vacation. It takes a few days to get back on track, but you will feel so much better when you do.
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LOVELYPAMPA 7/30/2013 3:03AM

    Before you joined SparkPeople, would it have mattered that you ate junk food and didn't exercise?? Even though you say you didn't care but I think deep down you do and starting to pay attention.
The is the first lesson I learned by noticing that I actually ate junk food and didn't exercise. I'm glad you had a great relaxing time.
And you didn't fall off the wagon yet. You're paying more attention. Making choices will come in due time. Hang in there as you're doing great!

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ARRREAGLES 7/29/2013 7:20PM

    I'm leaving for vacation next week and hope to try to avoid this. But, I also won't sweat it if I do. So you might not be back on the wagon now, but you will get there -- and when you do, it's not starting over, it's starting again. That's an important distinction. You're not at ground zero because you know how to do this well. So good luck!

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MARYANNB25 7/29/2013 6:47PM

    It happens to the best of us.......... We just have to choose to get back up and get back on track. emoticon Yesterday is over don't beat yourself up for it. JUST REMEMBER TODAY IS A NEW DAY.
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