I now know that...
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!