Weigh In 11-4-17: Vacation Aftershock!

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So I know this is a bit late.  I’ve had a hard time catching back up with life after I got back from vacation, not leaving a lot of time for my blog.

The verdict is:  I gained 2 pounds while on vacation, leaving me 3 pounds under goal.

I am ecstatic with these results.

I tracked everything while I was on vacation.  Well, I did the best I could for sure.  There were somethings that were a big guessing game, but the point was I didn’t want to get out of the habit of tracking just because I was on vacation.

The decision was made that I might gain.  I knew there were things I would eat (and drink) that I normally wouldn’t or couldn’t.

Like a delicious marshmallow Sprinkles cupcake.

Probably the best piece of advice I could give anyone who’s trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight is this:  Do not do anything that you cannot do for the rest of your life.

Am I going to never ever eat a cupcake again?  No.  Am I going to never ever indulge while on vacation again – like never?  No.

So I had to find a way to fit it to my plan.  To put it into perspective, when I went to Vegas last year at this time I gained 6 pounds.

6 pounds that I never lost until recommitting to WW in February.

By my at home scale I’ve already lost 1 of the two pounds that I gained, because the minute, and I mean the minute I was back I went right back to my 36 Smartpoints.

It was tempting to just do a few like 20 point days and see if I’d lose it real quick, but that was old Kelly thinking.  I was still losing at 36 Smartpoints, ever so slowly, so if I returned to that these pesky few pounds should naturally drop off without me doing anything drastic.

This is how “naturally thin” people do it.  I really put a lot of thought into this before heading out.  I mean I was curvy in my 20’s, but I didn’t feel like I needed to lose any weight.

I would go visit my parents during holidays and I’d always gain weight.  I never did anything special to lose it – it would just come off as I went back to my routine.

It is losing that all-or-nothing attitude that has made me successful, and will keep me successful.

 

2 thoughts on “Weigh In 11-4-17: Vacation Aftershock!

  1. Thanks for this! This is exactly how I’ve been thinking and how I’m going to approach our upcoming trip (my kids and my first ever!) to Walt Disney World. I set a goal on August 13 to lose 20lbs before WDW. We go in 19 days and I’m down 18lbs!!! I’m hoping to maintain while we are there – but i won’t beat myself up if I gain 2-3, because I will be right back on my 30pts when we get home. Thank you again for all the great tips, recipes and inspiration!

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