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Monday, August 31, 2020

This summer has been rough on everyone, but particularly my daughter. To give her something approximating a summer vacation, we spent the last 2.5 weeks at my parents' house near the water. She had a ball.

I had been doing really well on my weight loss before this trip, and I was very worried about gaining it all back. My parents eat out A LOT, and there was order-in restaurant or fast-food nearly every night, and leftovers or BBQs on the other nights. But I committed to sticking to my IF goals (16 hours fast per day). I didn't always meet that goal, since I often was not able to control the schedule, but I stuck to it as closely as possible. Still, I knew I was eating more then I would have at home, and not as many healthy choices. And I definitely indulged in my favorite pizza in all the world (ordered from them 3 times in 2 weeks, and I'm not sorry for it since it will be another year before I can have it again).

We got home last night. I was nervous to get on the scale this morning. I almost fell over when I saw that I had actually LOST 0.4 lbs. Now that's not a big loss for 2 weeks, but it means I was basically able to maintain my weight for 2 weeks without weighing in or counting calories, just by doing IF. And that's HUGE. It's also officially the lowest I've been since February 2014.

We'll see in the next few days if there is any "settling" as I get back into my routine. For one thing, I know I was not drinking enough water while I was there. I also was not working out as much (or really, at all). So I'll try not to get excited/disappointed if there is a swing tomorrow as my body readjusts.
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