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11/20/12 2:47 P

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I just went on a weekend vacation with my wife and we found that since most restaurants serve up huge portions, we decided on one entree and split it. We never found ourselves wanting or bursting at the seams, and it's easier on the wallet too.

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10/25/12 10:29 P

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emoticon thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions and support. There are many great ideas that I can incorporate into my trip. Keep the ideas coming, not only are they a help to me but they may also be a help to someone else. I never thought about looking up a restaurant online before going! Here is hoping we have a wonderful trip and I come home scale happy!! I plan to do a LOT of walking on this trip.

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10/24/12 8:17 P

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Keep yourself busy so that the fun is the city and not the food of the city, fill your schedule, discover the city, if possible with many activities on foot, burn the most calories possible, and when you're hungry, not bored, eat without guilt, but in moderation.

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10/24/12 5:42 P

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Ditto to ACICEDA's meal planning suggestion. I do this at home if i I have dinner plans that involve eating at a restaurant. I find it helps so much to know what type of menu to expect and look at the entire menu at my own pace. Even if you can't find nutrition information, you can ask how a specific dish is prepared so you can omit butter or heavy sauce. I always ask for dressing on the side if I'm having a salad, too, so I'm in control of how much I consume. And as yummy as the bread that is oftentimes served smells, I skip it and hold out for my entrée.

ACICEDA got my brain thinking, too emoticon

I think you'll do great! I hope you have a great vacation!

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10/24/12 11:54 A

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I agree - go to the store. Nothing says you have to eat out for all meals during a vacation. Are there any accomodations in a room that allow for cooking? I stay at a Marriot when I travel and often there is some type of accomodation. You can buy your groceries and make it a meal for you and your family.

If not, well...first don't sweat it. Having that mental mindset of moderation will help you for sure and it sound like you are already on your way. When I travel, I eat at the hotel for breakfast (and for work travel they do a dinner as well). Good news, I can eat the healthy options I would at home as they often have oatmeal, eggs, cereal and stuff that is healthy and I know the calorie count for as well. As stated earlier, I can cook and bring my meals and snacks (bananas, apples, fruit) or go to the grocery store and buy a premade deli sandwhich .

If all of that doesn't work and you are going to end up eating out a lot - then there is one piece of advice I have. Do meal planning. Sounds hard but more often than not, restaurants have websites and a list of their menu/nutritional menu. So, can you meal plan in an area you are not as familiar with? Absolutely.

For the most part - no one wants to reset. No one wants to fall of the bandwagon. This is however your vacation and perhaps a couple more cheat meals is alright on that. Please enjoy yourself.

Love the idea of travelling with water and bring that walking gear.

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10/24/12 8:50 A

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well you can help by going to the store where your at and buy some things for certain meals like breakfast so you dont have to go out.. also buying good snacks help too.. and sharing some meals also.. You could just eat half of what you order by getting a to go box right away and putting half in it so you dont see it.. then eat slow and enjoy what your eating..

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10/23/12 10:53 P

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emoticon Heather and Michelle thanx for your messages. Not only have you both given me some good ideas but y'all prompted my brain to think (LoL) and I thought of something myself. I have written it all down so I won't forget. Walk, carry an apple or banana, (both easy to carry), take my water. Eat sensibly, when hungry and stop when full, then walk around the restaurant before getting back I the car! I fell off the wagon today but I will climb back on it tomorrow and I will have a good vacation. Just knowing someone actually LOST weight on a vacation is encouraging. I have been stressing over this all week.

Thanks girls!! Bonnie E.

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10/23/12 10:39 P

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I went on vacation for 2 weeks this summer, and the most important thing that helped me succeed was to carry my water bottle. Water keeps my hunger in check, so I wasn't as tempted to get a treat when the kids stopped at the resort's candy shop. I chose one of the sugar free lollies and satisfied my sweet tooth while keeping my calorie budget intact. Also, consider purchasing a pedometer if you don't already have one - we walked a lot on vacation! Check and see if your hotel has a fitness center. I was able to utilize ours a few mornings before anyone else was out of bed.

I thing the biggest thing to remember is moderation. A lot of people tend to go all-out while on vacation - resorts exploit this to the fullest! Be aware of what goes into your body and listen to your body. Don't eat if you're not hungry and stop when you're full. Don't be too hard on yourself, though. Live a little and splurge a bit. Have fun!

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10/23/12 10:37 P

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I recently went to New Orleans for a five day vacation. I made sure I had a sensible breakfast like oatmeal every morning and packed a piece of fruit in my purse (like an apple...full of fiber) in case I got hungry later. I still ate all of my meals out and I limited my alcohol intake (after all New Orleans is a party town!). I actually lost 2 pounds on my vacation by tracking everything I ate (make smart choices where you can) and walking absolutely everywhere. It was tiring but I saw everything I wanted to and it was so worth it in the end to come home weighing less!

Best wishes and I hope you have a wonderful vacation! emoticon

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10/23/12 10:16 P

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emoticon We are going on an eight day vacation trip the first of the month. This means we will be eating ALL meals out. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this and NOT gain weight? Bonnie E.

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