Monday, August 12, 2013
The last 10 days we were away on vacation with our trailer. We drove to our friend's house on the lake, spent 1 night, and then headed up to the mountain to a cabin where we did a lot of hiking the next 3 days. One day was a 3 hour hike, the next was a 7 hour hike, and the last was a 9 hour hike. We are talking serious terrain here....not a walk in the park...with a pack on, and at 6200-8500 feet elevation. It was beautiful, but wow -- tough!!! I of course ate more than I would have if I were just counting calories because we got quite hungry from all that sweat, but I still went to bed feeling not-quite-full, focussed on protein and vegetables, and didn't drink any alcohol. The next days we went camping, and I swam across a small lake and back, again, really being careful what I ate. Then we went back to our friends' place for a funeral of my friend's dad who had passed before our trip together. There was lots of food, and it was all not 'diet food'...I did my best to only eat until I was satisfied, didn't drink except 2 beer.....After all this my pants felt a lot looser and I thought my shape had changed noticeably.
Bah-Humbug! I stepped on the scale when I reached home this morning, and found that I had only lost 0.4 lbs. Then I did my body measurements because I thought it's gotta show some other way....and well, those numbers didn't change either - if anything they increased.
So the plan now is to start counting, counting, counting again, to make that scale like me :-)
RIght now is the time that it would be very easy to throw in the towel, frustrated, and give up.
But I won't.