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.