Weight Up, Confidence Down
May 11th, 2012
After one week of staying on point and power walking on my lunch breaks, I gained 0.6 pounds. I also added 1/2 an inch to each my waist and hips.
At least I think so. My monthly visitor came during the week so my results may be a bit skewed.
But things do not promise to get much easier. As I type I am sitting in a car on the way to our family vacation destination. Where we will be for two weeks.
Have you ever tried to diet while on vacation? I dare say it is likely impossible for one who’s will power is already weak.
Seriously, how can I resist dining out, indulging in desserts and mindless snacking if everyone around me is doing the same thing?
Will power is the key.
I recall 2 years ago…I had lost a bit of weight and was actually able to pull off the skinny jeans look! It was awesome. I wore my skinny jeans on the drive to our vacation destination. But after only one week of diet debauchery, I had to wear my jammies on the drive home. To this day I have not been able to fit into those skinny jeans.
Did I mention I would be vacationing for two weeks?
Without proper maintenance, I could easily gain 10 pounds in two weeks.
So I have a bit of plan that will allow me to both enjoy my vacation but not put myself further in the hole, weight-wise.
My hope is to get up early each morning and take a jog or at least a walk. This may not sound like fun, but the morning is the ONLY time I ever have to myself so I relish it. I will properly inform all the family members (son included) of my plan so nobody worries.
After my son goes to bed, I will take another brisk walk. Again, to relish the fleeting moments of solitude.
Food-wise I will try to keep breakfast and lunch light and healthy. Lots of salad, fruit, whole grain toast, etc. But at dinner time I will eat whatever I want, but just in proper proportion.
Although I don’t intend to lose any weight, my goal is simply not to gain.
I think thats do-able!
Do you have any stories of dieting while on vacation? What tips and tricks did you use to avoid falling off the wagon?