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Vacations Aren't the Enemy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

This is a good thing, cuz I sure thought it would be. I know it's been a long time since I blogged, and I had fallen off South Beach diet because of the COST. I've found what works for me, taking concepts from SB and Paleo...and not cutting out my cravings.

Since I started at the beginning of May, I've lost 26.4 lbs.

2.2 lbs of that was while I was on vacation, of all things. I thought for sure I'd gain a few lbs back or not lose any. I mean, I was going to a State Fair, and then was getting taken out and eating rich foods...seriously. However, it turns out that I just can't eat what I used to of those rich foods. In fact, I can barely eat anything else for the rest of the day. I made sure I got something in me, but it could be rough. In addition, my first day there was walking all over the Fair. In addition, we were out and social the next night, and a few other brief out-and-abouts.

Even so, I didn't expect to see any downward movement in the numbers on the scale. I was very much wanting to get back to my normal eating habits (well, what are NOW my normal eating habits), and yet the numbers still dropped. It had been 2 weeks from my last weigh-in, so 2lbs is a good sign.

Now I know...vacations aren't the enemy. Not if you have genuinely altered your eating habits. When I made spaghetti, I needed wheat-free pasta for someone else and didn't even blink at the idea of eating quinoa spaghetti myself. When we went to the Italian restaurant, I didn't have pasta (but I did have baklava that I could only eat half of...). I currently sit at the lightest weight I have been at in over 5 years at 190.2 lbs.
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