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Staying on Track with House Guests

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My BFF was in town this past weekend (Thurs-Sun). Luckily, she is conscious of her food intake and staying active as well. But, it was a vacation, so we were a bit lenient. I did go over my recommended daily calories each day, but it was not absurd. I was still paying attention and tracking what I was eating... never going over 2,000 calories. I was actually quite below that each day. It helped that I had made some meals for the crock pot ahead of time and froze them so that we were able to have some home cooked meals instead of eating out the whole weekend. Also, most of our site seeing involved walking. We walked outside most of the day Friday and Saturday, and when I logged that time, I was surprised to see how much we actually burned. So, while I was not as stringent as I could have been, I feel like I did a good job not going overboard and allowing myself to enjoy the weekend with my friend. It is all about balance, right??

So, I was back on track food wise Monday, and will be back at Zumba and the gym starting tomorrow (Wednesday). I just hope this weekend doesn't cause a jump on the scale come Thursday morning.

We have family coming down to visit the second half of February. My plan is to stay on track, including workouts, while they are here.

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    Great planning, RubberSoul. Being active will no doubt combat the few extra calories. That's the way to success long term - wise food choices for the majority of the time, and keeping active. This has to be a way of life, so that you can get on with your life, not have to put it on hold.
    1928 days ago
    Sounds like you were reasonable. It is ok to have those times and as you said, get back on track immediately after.
    1930 days ago
    Great planning with one of my favorite kitchen helpers: the crock pot. Congratulations: you were able to stay below 2000 calories each day, but the MOST important thing was that you had a GREAT time with your bestie, and enjoyed her company without having to sacrifice your healthy goals.

    Good company and good food often go together. You did a good job of having fun while staying reasonably within your goal parameters.

    Have fun at Zumba! You deserve a bashin' dance party to celebrate your accomplishments.
    1941 days ago
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