There's No Place Like Home
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Isn't it funny how much you can enjoy visiting friends and family and STILL be excited to be home?
Two weeks on the road gave me lots of time to visit my Dad and celebrate the annual Girl's Club get-together with my friends. Even more exciting - the Girl's Club was the first to notice I've lost some weight! I think when you see people all the time the change is so gradual it isn't apparent. Since these guys see me once a year they were asking me the very first afternoon if I'd lost some weight. WOO HOO!
I was realistic before I left - I knew the chances of exercising and eating healthy were pretty slim. This traveling and eating healthy equation is one I'd need to figure out if I was still spending 50% of my time on the road for work. Since traveling is the exception rather than the norm now, I figured I would give myself some latitude.
I kept up with the Nutrition Tracker so I was at least honest with myself about what I was eating. Since I knew how much I was outside my calorie range each day I did make some (SMALL) modifications, but didn't stress over the bread pudding and ice cream and berry torte and on and on. Two weeks out of a lifelong journey. Press adjust and move on.
So I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I stepped on the scale and discovered I'd ONLY gone up one pound over the past two weeks. I'm already back within my daily calorie range. Later tonight I may get inspired and ease back into exercise.
It's GREAT to be home!