- packed healthy snacks for the car (sliced apples, baby carrots and cheese sticks)
- packed a tortilla roll-up for lunch in the car, instead of a hamburger and fries along the way
- planned all our dinner meals, which included salads
- planned healthy, protein-filled breakfasts
- planned to eat salads for lunch up on the mountain
I did great on the drive and the first night. But things fell apart when I ate salad on the mountain on Monday . . . I had a very, very unpleasant Tuesday.
I tried to eat well. Really, I did.
But it didn't happen as I envisioned it.
We got home on Friday night and I weighed myself of Saturday AM.
I do believe the words, "Holy Moly!" erupted from my mouth . . . or it could have been some other words that aren't PG rated, but who am I to say??
So, I focused. I planned to eat as many unprocessed foods as possible. I did cut most carbs out of my diet.
*on a side note: Carbs are not evil. In fact, WW stresses the need for whole grains in one's diet. But carbs don't like me--I retain water when I eat them, plus they tend to make me feel dumpy/frumpy and all around blimpy, so I try to stay away from them.
And I started my two-a-day walks. These double walks don't happen every day, but if I can get three a week, then I'm good.
And on Tuesday, I had weigh-in.
I LOST 1.8 pounds from the previous week's weigh-in, prior to the skiing debacle.
But if you count the weight I was the day AFTER vacation, then I lost 4 pounds.
Look, I hit my goal before, but as I've mentioned, life doesn't stop when you hit your goal weight. It's a constant challenge to maintain the correct weight for you.
And I had let myself go.
It happens. I have a long way to go to get back to my goal weight (16 pounds), but I'm on the right track.
If you've hit a bump, or mountain, on your weight loss road don't give up. Giving up will just make matters worse.
It's time to fight.
It's time to get back to basics.
If I can do it, YOU can do it.