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Travel as Motivation

Friday, April 24, 2015

I usually use an upcoming trip to motivate me to be diligent about tracking food so I can lose weight. I did really well this winter, lost 10 lbs before my trip to London/Paris.

Today I found out that the continuing ed conference my husband usually attends will be in Cancun this year. We will likely go.

I stuck the numbers in to the goal calculator here on SparkPeople and found out I have the exact right number of weeks to lose 28 lbs and be at my goal weight by the trip. IF I lose 1-lb per week. I did lose at that rate this winter, but historically I have lost much slower. And this year I have more oral surgery coming up and another surgery, so who knows what will happen?

I'm going to shoot for it, but not be too disappointed if I miss due to health reasons. I'm going to break it down into increments, looking at the total seems too overwhelming.

First goal: 10 lbs off by 4th of July.

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    I'm looking for motivation, and your blog title caught my eye.

    Good luck with this goal! I can't think of a better motivating force than an upcoming trip to Cancun! What an exotic locale! Sounds like fun.

    I'm in Japan, 58 years old, and need to make a trip to my native US in early September. I am using that upcoming trip in the same way as you're using the Cancun trip, except that in my case my main motivation in reducing my weight is to avoid the horrible back pain I get on very long flights, which I know is connected to being overweight. It would be fun to enjoy fashion more freely again (and go to a resort with chances to swim and sunbathe), but at the moment all I want to do is reduce pain!

    I hope your oral surgery goes well and does not interfere too much with your plans. Have a good week!
    2038 days ago
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