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The Aftermath of Vacation

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Before I left for my week away I made a commitment to myself to keep tracking and exercising so that I could maintain some accountability. Well, I was about 60% successful. I exercised with bike riding and walking everyday, not my usual workouts but I stayed active. I tracked my food four out of the seven days. Moderation was the trickiest part of the trip because I wanted to have wine and mixed drinks with my meal and have dessert. Usually I pick one or the other but I found myself indulging in both since it was "vacation." Since I want to stay accountable here are my weigh-ins. When I got back last Monday, I was not surprised to see the scale up to 134.8. When I left I was at my lowest weight of 128.9. So that was almost a 6 pound increase. Wow! That was a lot of seafood and treats like ice cream. I even had a brownie hot fudge sundae one night. It was delicious! Have not had one of those in a very very long time.

Yesterday, one week later, after a long Fourth Of July weekend with my daughter's birthday party and a catered BBQ with ribs and wings, I weighed in at 133.0. Back to my goal weight again. But still striving to get below it and maintain that 5 lb. margin. It felt good to let go and have fun on vacation, and it is nice to be back on track again. I worked out everyday last week and made good food choices. Made spicy turkey meatloaves for dinner last night and ran 3 miles yesterday. My greatest accomplishment is getting back on track with my routine. It is so difficult to get back because I found myself saying "you can eat that" during the birthday party, but I was deliberate with my food choices and I am proud of that. I kept my commitment to myself and do not feel like I missed out on anything. One more week and I will be back within my margin again.
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