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Monday, May 19, 2014

a family (in-laws) destination vacation can be devastating to my weight loss progress if I don't plan ahead and stick to my plan. I just got back from our annual trip to Illinois - I gained 6 lbs (139.5 when I left, 145.5 when I returned). Why? Well, there are several reasons (excuses) and I now know that I need to remember about these the next time I go and I need to have a plan. Also, after my Cabo Vacation Success, I think I was a little cocky...."how bad could this be, I won't be at an all-inclusive resort?" Big difference! Resort has gym and food options and lots of activities instead of just "visiting"...here is what I need to remember...
Water - tap water is yukky (sulfer) I need to buy extra drinking water and keep drinking. (I felt bad if I drank a whole gallon to myself every day - my weight loss effort is worth it!)
Walking - be prepared - bring cutters or mosquito net or both
Working out - insist on borrowing car to go to the gym, take own computer to play workout videos - try them at home first so I know what to expect and what I might need.
Food - tell a white lie - tell them you don't eat bread so they don't push as much - don't let them catch you eating it! Buy fresh veggies, cottage cheese.
Alcohol - select the days/events you will drink - don't get drunk, don't drink every day.
Offer to help - instead of sitting around visiting, ask if they need help with something, cleaning, dusting, anything!
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    Vacations with family are tough. I've got of ours trained to take it easy on insisting we eat more....sometimes I just have to look them in the eye and say, "Thanks, it was delicious, but I simply can't eat another bite"

    When we were up at my Mom's in Boston last summer, I signed up for a 2 week membership for $25 at a gym right across the street from her house. I went there every day....best $25 I ever spent!
    1923 days ago
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    Sounds like a plan and am sure the help would be appreciated.
    1923 days ago
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