This week's topic is…
Since I was melting (aka…tired) last week, my brain was not helping me think of a topic. So l decided to leave it open. Blog about whatever is on your heart in regards to your weight loss journey. I hope you'll join me!
Whew! The last week was a whirlwind for me! Our family (and my mother-in-law) took a 3 day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. Then we spent Mother's Day at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Since it was my son's 15th birthday on Monday. It was a double celebration trip.
I have to confess that as far as dieting goes, I did nothing right on this vacation. I ate too much. I had dessert at almost every meal and a croissant for breakfast every morning. To top it all off, I hardly exercised at all.
And you know what?
I don't feel a bit guilty about it. And I do not regret the 1.6 lb gain that I saw on the scale as a result of it.
Because I enjoyed every minute of it.
When we left for vacation I thought that I would try to eat healthy. I wanted to minimize any weight gain. But once I got there, I changed my mind. I made a conscious decision to eat what I wanted knowing I would have to get on the scale today.
Since I started this weight loss journey, I have tried to keep up my healthy eating habits whenever I was away from home. I don't regret those times. But this weekend, I realized something new.
Just because I splurge on vacation, doesn't mean I am ruining my diet. Instead it means that I am making my diet part of my life. It's not every day that my family goes on vacation. It's not every day that we celebrate Mother's Day and my son's birthday all in one trip. And it's not every day that I eat without regard to my waistline.
When I made the decision to not watch what I ate on our vacation, I knew that I could return to my healthy eating habits when I got home. I am in control of my diet…not the other way around. So now that I am home and I have faced my gain at the scale, I can get back on track.
This morning I met my neighbor at 5:30 to walk/run. Tomorrow I will do an hour of Pilates. Afterward I will take time to create my meal plan for the next week. Then I will go to the grocery store and load up on fresh fruits and veggies.
My friends, losing weight is about making your diet work with your life. You don't have to let a vacation or a celebration stop you. Life happens. You can't change that. But you can change your attitude.
Don't let those situations defeat you. Realize they are a part of your life. This weight loss journey is about making healthy eating a part of your life. It's not realistic to think you will never have chocolate cake or croissants again. That will only leave you feeling deprived.
Instead enjoy the moment for what it is…whether it's a birthday or Mother's Day or just a special memory with your family. Those moments pass quickly. There will be plenty of time to get back on track.
The goal is to keep working towards a healthier you…both physically and emotionally. Enjoying moments with your family is part of that. Don't neglect it and don't feel guilty about it. Remember, life is more than a number on a scale!
How are you doing with your weight loss goals my friend? Why don't you join us for Weight Loss Wednesday and share? Remember…we're all in this together!
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Also please remember to visit some of the other participants as well. It's very encouraging to know you are not alone in this journey.
Next week's topic is….Fruits & Veggies.
Is there a new fruit or veggie that you have tried recently? Or did you discover a new way to cook an old favorite? Since I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies, I hope you'll join me. I need all the help I can get!
In the meantime, remember….
Quitting is not an option!