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On the Road again!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The right road. The road that leads to a healthier me. The road that I always keep sliding off the side of in an attempt to find a short cut...

I have to confess that my camping trip, while fun (for the most part...), was not a good trip. I did not curb my eating or drinking. Oh the drinking...that certainly is my vice. I don't eat sweets (mostly due to the fact that they all have gluten in them...), I don't drink soda, I'm not a bread-a-holic (again due to gluten...), but a fine wine, or a REALLY good Gluten free beer, or even on occasion a mixed drink. Yes, those are my vices. They call out my name "Jenn, come enjoy my deliciousness! We'll make you feel better about the world." But it wasn't all the alcohol's fault, there was cheese too. Cheese is a food that I could eat everyday, in everyway, with everything. I won't go into details, but there was a LOT of cheese one sitting...this is not a proud moment.

Anyways, back to being back on track. We got home last wednesday and I wasn't able to get back into my groove until Saturday. And even that was pretty pathetic. I faked my way through a Coach Nicole workout for 17 minutes and called it good. I did however, stay WAY within my calorie range and that made me feel very proud. Today, I was able to step it up a bit. Zumba in the morning for 20 minutes, then I chased a dog around the yard for about 10, and then a 30 minute walk with my love to finish out the night. And again WAY within my calorie limits!

The biggest set back for me after the trip was that I came home weighing in 3lbs heavier than when I left...I've been weighing in everyday and it has already dropped 2lbs but still, seeing that number on the scale was emotionally crushing (I didn't post it because I was SO ashamed!). It made me really understand that I am still learning about what I can handle when I am out of my comfort zone. Slowly I will improve, heck I went out for sushi Sat night and did really good! Some edamame, only one roll w/out any fried stuff, and some nigiri, and it was delicious!!!

Anywho, here I am, back on the path that I need to be on. I will not look for shortcuts. I will not be tempted to go faster than the posted speed. And I will not stop at the Eatery that tempts me with cheese and wine (well, at least not all the time emoticon).
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    Sounds like you're on the right track mentally! I think the most important thing when you have a setback is to figure out why it happened, and what you can do to prevent it in the future. And it looks like you have that down emoticon

    And remember... Just like how a few days of the 'old ways' can make you gain weight and feel worse, a few days of healthier living can help you lose and feel great!
    3164 days ago
  • NATALIE225
    First, congrats to being back on track. Secondly, I never track it if I gain because it makes me feel like a failure. So I just wait until I lose it again. For me, it helps to not put that number in the computer, as long as I go down afterwards. So don't feel ashamed. We all gain an extra pound here or there, especially when we're on vacation. It's no biggie as long as you take it off again, which you already have!
    3164 days ago
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