Saturday, August 17, 2013
My family and I went on a last-minute mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC this week. We rented a condo at a nice place on the beach. Unfortunately, it pretty much rained the entire time we were there. Good news, though, my hubby and I were smart and planned our breakfast and lunches in advance. Since the condo had a full kitchen, we went grocery shopping and ate most of our meals there. We went out for dinner for a change of pace. I do admit, I totally overate during dinnertime and overindulged on sweets and didn't exercise. I made the excuse, "We're on vacation, its okay to eat this or that!" I still have a long way to go with my eating habits. I wonder if this will be something I will struggle with for the rest of my life? Will it ever get easier? Will I ever be able to control myself and say no to the crap food?
I read a great article in Good Housekeeping magazine about Trisha Yearwood (the country singer). The article was about her healthy lifestyle change. She lost 35 lbs by changing her eating and exercise habits (she does look amazing now). No fancy "diets" or surgery or crazy workout plans. She does circuit training, Zumba, and jogging. She allows herself an indulgence of a sweet treat each day. She explained in the article how she does a sort of positive "self-talk" to motivate herself, especially while running. So I figure, if she can do it, so can I.
I did weigh-in before we left: 148.8 lbs, a 0.2 decrease from the week before. I plan to weigh myself again this coming Monday, after I've recovered a few days from my trip to Myrtle Beach.
So this coming week will be all about getting back on track - exercising, tracking my food, controlling my eating habits, and drinking my water.