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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This past weekend was worse than last. I am getting back on track, thankfully, but this little detour has gotten me really worried about my vacation in March. I had a goal to reach and it seems I will make it - maybe even go beyond it (if I can keep my slips in check) - but I'm worried how bad it will be when I return.

A few things that worry me ...

1) I've already decided I am going to visit my favorite restaurants on vacation, just not eat as I would have before. In theory this sounds good but can I really do it?

2) I'm at the same weight/same timeframe that I stopped sparking before because it was "easier" to go back to old habits. I do not want to but after a week away and not on a routine will I REALLY come back to my same enthusiastic routine?

3) I plan on getting up in the mornings and walking and our trip has more hiking than usual planned ... but will it be enough? I currently get up at 4am and work out before work then walk around the facility at work throughout the day. Plus I will be eating more calories (I know me!) so will I be able to keep up?

4) I have planned to come back a pound or two heavier than when I left and I'm okay with it but if I've miscalculated I really do not want to come back to despair and just give up!

I need some ideas to make my vacation less stressful, more active and still fun. I want to feel like I'm a PART of the fun, not watching it, mostly during meals and events that revolve around food (dinner shows, theme parks, etc). We plan to do hiking already but DH has mytonic muscular dystrophy so we can't do a lot of walking/hiking indoors or out. One of our favorite things is the hot tub but we can't spend the whole week in there! ;)
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    Exercise , as mentioned, can be done in the hotel room and many of them have exercise facilities. Drinking lots of water keeps you feeling full and you won't be able to eat as much. emoticon
    1702 days ago
  • PJM1968
    I know you can do this. Enjoy your vacation, you so deserve this. Ask hubby to help you stay on track. And above all...have fun for me too lol!!!
    1703 days ago
    Take along a small food journal just to keep track, and that will help you make better choices. Eat what you really want to, but know you need to be honest and log it. I find this helps me keep on track better when travelling especially. Just try to enjoy each day and be your best self.....that will keep you on track better than all the worrying. emoticon
    1703 days ago
    Hi! Just choose the right choices and you will do great! Most importantly have fun! :)
    1703 days ago
    Stop thinking that can't do better and start telling yourself that can do it, you can make the better decisions. Figure out ways to workout, just remind yourself you deserve to be a better version of you and don't forget to love yourself
    1703 days ago
    I have found that keeping up the foodjournal is very helpful when I travel...and drinking lots of water... Enjoy your trip!
    1703 days ago
    Good Luck!
    1703 days ago
    When I'm on vacation I try to make 2 of my 3 meals sensible, and the 3rd meal a splurge. So breakfast will be light, lunch will be light, and dinner I eat what I want. You still get to enjoy yourself, but you won't go too overboard on calories. Also drink lots of water. It'll help reduce water weight gain from eating bad (high sodium) foods, and control some of your hunger.


    Most of all, have fun!!!
    1703 days ago
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    Try not to plan to gain a pound or two. You can do this! Plan to make workouts happen, find a way. Walk or jog in place in your room every morning if you have to! Just don't plan on failure, no no no, plan to succeed! emoticon
    1703 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2016 6:02:53 PM
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