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.