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Be the Model

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I just got back from a short business trip in Denver. The trip and weather were nice. The return trip was a little rough, just little process breakdowns, but you know, you just have to set your expectations really low when you travel these days, that way, you may be pleasantly surprised if they go ok. The best part of my return home was sliding behind the wheel of my somewhat new Nissan 370 Z. I’ve had it about a year, but man, it never gets old! emoticon

I had a breakthrough and I’m not sure why I didn’t put it together before. I lose weight when I travel. It happens every time. I gave it some thought to figure out why. Most people gain weight because they are forced to eat out. I lost because I always make good choices when I'm out in public (except for that Haagen Dazs Frappe at the airport, which I REALLY enjoyed). I need to always be a good role model, even when people aren't looking! Another factor is that I don’t have access to food at the hotel and I wouldn't dare hit a vending machine the way I raid the fridge and pantry at home. Again, being that role model even when others aren't looking.

The last thing that may influence my weight when I travel is the amount of sleep I get. Sleep is not usually an issue that I monitor because I have sleep apnea, I use my mask regularly, and I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow for a solid 7 hours. But when I travel, I stay up later, not much later, but I probably average 5-6 hours instead of my normal 7. I also don’t travel with the mask. I probably should, but it’s a hassle. So, do you think the change in sleep patterns could be playing a part in the weight loss? It seems really counter intuitive based on what I know about sleep and the effects of cortisol. I need to look into this some more, I think.

In the mean time, my message to you all this week: Be the model, even when no one is looking!
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    Here's the website address to the info we received about the affects of sleep on weight at my weight loss/bible study. I found it interesting!
    Have a bood weekend!
    1398 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2014 2:17:26 PM
    We just had a discussion on sleep and it's effects on weight loss, and YES, it does make a difference. It's too late to get into it now (or I won't get my 8 hours) LOL I'll send you a message tomorrow.
    emoticon Just a reminder: Be the model, even when no one is looking! Love this!
    1403 days ago
    Thank you! Those are words to live by.
    1405 days ago
    1406 days ago
    Great message! I don't think it has to do with your sleep...just that you are being extra good. I think the sleep thing would eventually catch up to you.
    1406 days ago
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