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The Good, The Bad, and the Protein-y.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I'm back from vacation and up about a pound and a half. Honestly, I'm good with that as I thought it'd be worse.

What I did well:

1. I did the Grouse Grind!
Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total Stairs: 2,830
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.

(I did it in 1:33.)

2. I went for a few runs in Seattle and Vancouver.

3. I walked a lot.

4. I had my protein drinks at least once a day, and sometimes 2+ per day.

5. I ate a lot of fruit.

6. I ate breakfast at home and made my own egg whites while others had french toast and whatnot.

What I didn't do so well:

a. I suck at rejecting peer pressure. My family is not very healthy and I caved at every single pastry and TimBit presented to me. Which was a lot.

b. Because I wasn't eating right, my runs turned into walks. Sometimes very short ones because my stomach wasn't cooperating.

c. I ate a lot of veggie burgers and fries. Even if the veggie burger was my only option, I could have at least gotten a salad or something other than fries, but 97% of the time, I didn't.

So, I came home up 3.5 pounds which immediately dropped down to about 1.5 up from when I left. I'm back on track and trying to be super well behaved until I leave again ... which is this weekend. :/ This is a tough time of year for schedule/consistency/willpower

My next trip is going to be even harder in some ways. I won't have the peer pressure on the pastry side, but I assume I'll have extremely limited options for veggie food. I'll have protein powder on hand again to help but it's going to be less than ideal. All I can do is try my best and get back on track as soon as possible.
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    Great job on all the successes. Non successes are opportunities to learn and change. Try not to think this is hard but this is a challenge I will conquer. Have a great trip.
    750 days ago
    Good job! You can do this. Enjoy your trip!
    750 days ago
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