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6/4/08 9:14 P

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THank you! this is really something to keep in mind, not just for vacations for me but summer in general. It seems like there are so many other times, graduations, family get-togethers, where all of those yummy foods and beverages are all over, and summer is a time when I always indulge. I really think that these tips will really help me, thank you again!!

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6/4/08 6:27 P

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And if I get a mixed drink made with cream I ask for the lowest fat milk they have instead of cream. Kalhua with skim milk is still delicious!

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6/4/08 6:26 P

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FYI - margaritas are the HIGHest in calories.
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Goal1: Stay on Track!!!!
Goal 2:Consistently exercise, and stay active. At least three times per week.

It's a long road but I've got my walking shoes on. Is anyone with me?


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6/1/08 5:34 P

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Sounds like you have the plan Pinkieb1. Have lots of fun!

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6/1/08 4:48 P

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We were on a cruise over New Years, and I just walked and walked and walked. I enjoyed the good food, but I stuck to one plate full per meal.

My husband and I are leaving at the end of the month for our annual tropics vacation. While there is a ton of wonderful food, they do offer lots of fresh fish, vegetables, and fruits, so I will stick with these offerings.

The only other problem is alcohol! The other women and I made a rule a couple of years ago that we have to work out and drink a litre of water before we can drink alcohol. That usually holds it off until lunch. I'll have to research drinks to see what the lowest calorie choices are, then alternate with water. I want to have fun, but I don't want to lose all these hard-won gains (or losses)!

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5/31/08 11:32 P

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Good plan Tricia.

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5/31/08 11:03 P

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When I went to the resort I mad a point of not putting anything on my plate until I looked over the entire buffet. Then I filled half of the plate with fresh vegetable salad and made up my mind what would fit on the other half without heaping the plate. If I was stuck between a couple of choices because they appealed to me equally, I would pick the healthiest. It worked pretty well because I didn't gain a bit of weight.

For desert I would maybe put a tiny square or pastry and some fruit. The pastry was limited to dinner.

Tricia

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5/31/08 10:51 P

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These are great tips, I have trouble with staying on track because I tend to let myself have too many treats on vacation.

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"When you are consistent in your healthy habits, magic is happening in your body and mind, even if the scale isn't moving."


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5/31/08 10:47 P

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ThankX for the great tips, we can all certainly use some of those tips even of we done go on vacation.

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5/31/08 10:35 P

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To those interested there are some articles in the SparkPeople articles on the same subject. I went through them before I left on my vacation in April. It also has articles on working out on vacation. I packed my bands in I didn't like the resort fitness centre. Turned out it was great. The young men that took care of the fitness centre were great. I was still ready because I can't say the same thing about all of the workout accomodations I have seen.

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5/30/08 11:23 P

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Thanks for the great tips!

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5/30/08 10:41 P

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Great tips, thanks for posting! I'm going to print this out and take it with me to Ireland. I'm leaving a week from Monday, and am rounding up strategies to stay on track while I'm away.

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5/30/08 9:23 P

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5/30/08 1:41 P

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Great Tips! I always struggle with vacations or visiting family but these are some things I can control!

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5/30/08 12:26 P

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Your all quite welcome!!! We go camping all the time and I know how hard it is to stick to your program.. Any little tips will be a help! I hope you all enjoy your vacations !!! Have fun, take care, keep safe and Keep Sparkling !!!
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5/30/08 12:08 P

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We'll be on road trip to Maine/NY/DC mid June. This will be very helpful...thank you.

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5/30/08 11:49 A

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Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the tips. I am going on vacation Jun. 1 thru Jun. 8th, so those tips will help.

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That's great! Thank you!

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Thanks so much!

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Thanks for the wonderful tips, I am heading to Washington,D.C. in a few weeks and can use all the help I can get to stay on track!

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5/30/08 3:40 A

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I just want to say thankyou, i have been looking for tips for my holiday for a while now and this will really help.
I plan to go to japan in about 2 weeks and i have been doing so well on my diet that i really dont want to ruin it. thanks again xoxox

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Thanks for the article Flutterfli!! I am leaving on vacation next week and I will definitely be following these 10 tips!!!

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LET'S ALL TRY TO FOLLOW THESE.OR SOME OF THEM....LOVE YA', FLUTTERFLI
Top 10 Tips to Stay Fit While on Vacation
By Johnson Jaclyn
eDiets Contributor
It's summer, and you know what that means -- vacation time! A time to relax, kick back, take in the sun and let work slip from your mind for a few days.

While enjoying your vacation is top priority, it's important to keep your diet on track before you start sipping on your pina colada and ordering that double fudge brownie sundae. Whether your travels bring you to Europe or the Bahamas, here are some simple tips on how to stay fit while on vacation.

1. Drink lots of water -- Hydration is essential while traveling. Water fills you up and never lets you down.


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, O2. Stay central -- Location, Location, Location. Try to find a hotel with a central location so you can walk to all your destinations. eDiets Direction of Nutrition Services Pamela Ofstein says this is a "great way to get some exercise and activity in while on vacation. This will get your body moving and gives you the opportunity to really 'see' and really 'take in' your surroundings -- not just drive by! Skip the cab or car ride when checking out the sites, and if you plan to go some place for a meal, try walking -- it gives you more time to talk and enjoy your friends and family."

3. Moderation -- Vacation is the best time to indulge! But don't overdo it. Try to have dessert every other night. Or why not split dessert? It cuts the calories in half! Pamela says "on vacation we tend to let our guard down a little. This should be a time of enjoyment and letting loose a little while still keeping your self on track. Choose your poison if you want to splurge a little -- go for something you normally don't eat (because of watching your calorie intake). I love dessert, so I often opt to skip or limit the bread to one small piece at dinner and enjoy a salad as an appetizer instead of appetizers high in calories and fat."

4. Cut back -- Alcohol and caffeinated beverages can be extremely dehydrating, especially in hot weather climates. You don't have to ban it, but don't binge it either. Pamela suggests "two cups a day or less. A good trick is to if you plan to have a cocktail or caffeinated beverage, have a cup of water for each one you consume; this will help keep you hydrated."

5. Bring breakfast -- Buy a bunch of bananas, bring yogurts or granola bars and have breakfast in your room. "Definitely start the day off with something to eat," Pamela says, "This will help you have energy to begin the day and help keep your metabolism going. Quick bites like bananas, yogurt, whole-wheat bagel, cereal bars are simple enough to have on hand and not fill you up with high fat, low-nutrient foods." Though the croissants and muffins at the continental breakfast are tempting, try to keep breakfast as healthy as possible.

6. Take a dip -- If your destination brings you close to a beach or a pool, take a dip and get some sun while you're at it! If swimming isn't your thing, take a stroll on the beach or play some beach volleyball.

7. Stretch it out -- Give yourself a quick stretch in the morning to get your muscles a head start for the day!

8. Get some green -- No, not money, but that would be nice. I meant vegetables! Order the small salad before your main meal to fill you up. Pamela reminds us to eat our veggies. "They can be some of your best friends by keeping you healthy! They are full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to keep your body healthy and keep your calorie intake within range -- not to mention all the great benefits of fiber."

9. Breathe -- Nothing is more beautiful than some peace and quiet and peace of mind. Meditate! Find a relaxing spot and start deep breathing.

10. Have fun -- Enjoy your vacation. Laughing does burn calories, you know.



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