Vacation was GREAT... and then I hopped on the scale...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yeah. So, we went on vacation and were gone a total of 9 days. First night- Laughlin, then on to RIverside CA to see sister- in - law and her family, and some old friends. It was a good time for the most part-but we ate out a lot more than I expected. She doesn't really cook at home much so... Then we went off to Las Vegas. I LOVE that place, and though I knew we would be eating badly the 3 days we were there- I figured all the walking would *kind* of help with that. Had a great time. Saw a show and spent our 17th anniversary driving home on Saturday. Sunday, I hopped on the scale (against my better judgement) and WOAH- 7 lbs had found thier way back to me. I am not dumb- I KNEW there would be a price to pay for this trip. I figured maybe 3 lbs or so...yeah it was a bit of a shock. I mean really? SEVEN lbs in 9 days? I KNOW I was not eating like 6000 calories a day- at least not *every day!
SO- I had met my goal of getting under 185 (before our trip) the day before we left ( put me down 55 lbs that day)...and I came back to 191. UGH.
I am back to zumba and drinking water and counting my calories...and I am hoping that I drop a few back off pretty quickly. It's just that it usually takes about 2 months for me to lose that much!
So, I have to ask myself...was it worth it?

GOOD thing we don't take trips like that often (actually -it's rare to go away for more than about 4 days)!

I am not getting back on the scale until Sunday. *At least that is what I keep telling myself...we'll see if I hold out that long!
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    I'm with GrapleIris - bet some of it was salt intake and water retention. emoticon
    1831 days ago
    Be sure check out some of the great nutrition articles about how to eat healthier when you eat away from home
    1831 days ago
    I think you'll probably find that along with the extra calories you took in some extra salt: you'll probably drop some water weight now that you're back on track.

    I've never been anywhere near my goal so I can't speak to maintenance first hand, but supposedly you should be able to hit these speedbumps once in a while and move on like nothing ever happened: GOOD LUCK!

    1832 days ago
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