Sunday, September 12, 2010

Trips and vacations are such wonderous things but the coming back to reality is not so wonderous, especially when the eating was out of control for an extended period of time. Before leaving I did lots of mental rehearsing and felt that I had a plan to follow and to try to enjoy the trip and not so much the food. Oops, the rehearsing went by the wayside when all of the meals are put in front of me with temptations galore. Oh well, what is 5 pounds? For me 5 pounds is a huge mountain and it has taken me 3 years to lose 7 pounds.

I am not willing to stop living and not enjoy the wonders of seeing other parts of the world. I just need to figure out how to handle the eating. Many other travelers do. I guess the trick is to evaluate and figure out what I could do differently next time. The boat that I was on, did offer healthy choices and low calorie meals but I was not strong enough this time to go that route.

Today, I am back to tracking and back to exercising.

I was asked to write a couple of lines about my trip. I was gone for 15 days and took a river boat trip along the Mosselle, Rhine, and Main rivers in Germany. The trip started in Paris and ended in Prague. Paris was amazing. Our hotel was located right under the Eiffel tower..An amazing tower. I was able to climb almost to the top. We were taken by bus to Trier where we boarded our river boat. We were on the boat for 7 days and as we floated down the river saw such glorious scenery. We saw amazing "old" towns and villages, lots of castles, and vinyards galore. Have gained a great appreciation for green and lush!! It was so nice to not have to pack and unpack everyday but to haver all our meals and room on a boat. We were able to dock in a different town everyday and enjoyed getting off and strolling through the different towns and seeing such marvelous "old" architecture. The trip ended in Prague where we spent 3 days and 4 nights. We did lots of walking there and visited bridges, castles, palaces, a very old astronomical clock, churches and market places. Now I get to relive the trip from my pictures!! Anyway, Since traveling is one of my passions, I can't give it up just because I am afraid of food. Just need to figure out how to control the calories and still enjoy the travel...
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    While gaining weight may not be good, gaining a view of the world is amazing!
    3574 days ago
    It sounds like a beautiful trip with lots of memories to put in your "bank". You had lots of activity, so I'm betting it will come off sooner than you think! emoticon
    3583 days ago
    Katie, you made me feel almost like I was there with you. How amazing for you to have gotten the opportunity to do this. I, too, love to travel although my DH doesn't really enjoy it that much. BOO!! I'm so happy for you to have done this. About the food and the pounds - it's done and in the past so just move forward and don't look back. Your trip was worth it.

    Lonna (((hugs)))
    3584 days ago
    Sounds like you had an amazing time. Pictures?
    3585 days ago
    Sounds like a great trip - two years ago my husband and I took a river boat trip from Amsterdam all the way to Constanta (on the Black Sea). It was close to a month of sight-seeing and yes EATING. I did gain a few pounds, but actually not too much - we did so much walking each day that I pretty well offset the food. I do know what you're talking about with all the wonderful things to eat though.

    I never did it myself, but there was a group of folks who would "power walk" around the top deck early in the morning - that might be a good thing to do to help offset the extra calories. Actually it might be kind of fun - the early morning briskness, great scenery - starting to sound good!!


    3585 days ago
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