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A week-long trip away from Sparking

Monday, August 19, 2013

I just spent a wonderful week away in Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton National Park.

I did not want to gain any weight on this trip.

My husband and I stayed at hotels and ate all our meals out in restaurants or in gas station stops along the road.

Some days, we were driving for most of the day -- stopping only for food.
Some days, we were staying in a hotel, and we hiked on local trails.

I had no access to Spark People, except on my cell phone, so I did not track my food or my exercise during the week.

I relied only on my own judgment when it came to estimating my calorie input.
At a restaurant, I ordered food that was healthful and tasty, and I usually ate only part of it.

I did, however, eat ice cream a couple of times. Sometimes that ice cream (along with some nuts) was my lunch.

I did not feel as if I gave up anything in terms of eating. I paid careful attention to everything that I ate - and I enjoyed all the food I ate.

I anticipated that I had probably gone up a pound or two - no more - during the trip (probably because of all that ice cream).

But when I got home, I was very pleased to see that I had not gained anything. I weighed exactly the same as when I left.
(I'm sure that all that hiking helped -- even though we didn't do it every day.)


I have truly passed a milestone here. This is another first: no tracking, no real feelings of deprivation, some indulgences, yet no weight gain.

This is a new me.
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OVERWORKEDJANET 8/23/2013 10:46PM

    Good for you. That is such a great place to visit!

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/23/2013 5:16PM

    That was a great trip, and you did a very good job of tracking yourself. That's what I do now.

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FISHINGLADY66 8/21/2013 6:19PM

    emoticon Glad you enjoyed your vacation.

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MOM2ACAT 8/21/2013 6:02PM

    You did great! It sounds like you enjoyed yourself and did it with moderation.

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ILOVETOCRUISE 8/21/2013 8:44AM

    emoticon and you had a good time. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/20/2013 7:40PM

    Good job! My hubby used to live outside of Gardiner Montana one of the entrances to Yellowstone. He was a ranch hand on the side of a mountain.

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NASFKAB 8/20/2013 7:22PM

  way to go keep at it

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CATLADY52 8/20/2013 4:04PM

    emoticon emoticon It sounds like what you are doing is working! Don't stop. emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/20/2013 1:36PM

    You seem to be really enjoying a relaxing vacation time.
Congratulations on your great changes.
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KANOE10 8/20/2013 9:20AM

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That is wonderful that you did not gain weight from your trip and enjoyed it as well.

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KALIGIRL 8/20/2013 8:41AM

    emoticon Excellent Milestone Success! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/20/2013 7:50AM

    That is awesome!!

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DEBRITA01 8/20/2013 7:37AM

    You are definitely embracing your new lifestyle and can make adjustments when life requires it...WTG! emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 8/20/2013 7:19AM

    That's about as good as it gets, I'd say.
This is a big deal and I think this shows you kind of "graduated."

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MLDRLD 8/20/2013 6:19AM

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LADYRH 8/20/2013 4:54AM

    emoticon Great Job

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IMPROVINGME 8/20/2013 12:16AM

    You've really got this regimen down now! Good for you!
Keep up the good work!
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 8/19/2013 11:11PM

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ANGELCITYGAL 8/19/2013 10:54PM

    emoticon I totally "get" what a big deal this is. You're showing yourself that you're integrating this lifestyle change. What a confidence booster! emoticon emoticon

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