Vacation worries - Opinions or advice please!!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Ever since I started over with my new calorie range and exercises I have been doing very well. I've lost 18 lbs so far 12 of them in the past 4 weeks. I woke up this morning thinking about how our vacation to nova scotia might not be so bad after all because I will hopefully be down another 20 lbs before then or maybe more and I told Jason that at the very least I need to go for walks a few times a week while we are there. What I didn't think about is the fact that I will have absolutely no control over what we eat while we are there. We are staying with his family alternating between his parents and grandparents houses and his mom has also informed us about different bbq's etc that his family and friends have planned. I'm worried.. I don't wanna come back a lot heavier than when I left. I'm worried that if I bring my scale there and weigh my food that people will talk. I don't even know what kinds of bad things they would say.. if any.. but we're supposed to be on vacation and eating in all different places and I don't wanna lug that thing around with me every place I go. They've also been rambling about huge lobster nights and everything that we've been told about seems to be based around food. Not to mention that his family is pretty fit so yup I'll be the only fat one there trying desperately to watch what i eat and not be discouraged by the food they shovel into their mouths. Plus I don't know if I'll have options.. like instead of that greasy fried chicken to be able to have a grilled or broiled piece instead. And how do I even turn down stuff I know I can't eat. I don't wanna be rude and go buy my own groceries while I'm there so I can make sure to eat healthy. It's still a month away but I'm freaking out over it already. Would it be rude to talk to his mom before hand to let her know that I do not wanna fail out there? Let me just add.. his family struggles in the income department so it's gonna be tough enough for them to feed all of us without me adding my own grocery list to it...
I also am going to be joining the biggest loser challenge that starts june 13th and goes through my vaca til august 22nd and I wanna do well on this challenge. I know we have a lot of activities planned as well out there.. but a lot of it is going to be sitting around and "partying" Which means a lot of calories from alcohol.... I know I won't drink a whole lot out there.. I'm a huge light weight now and being hungover doesn't sit well in my mind. But I know I will indulge a bit while we're there. I don't wanna come home and step on my scale and be shocked at a weight gain. I would rather come home and still see a loss.
What do I do?