Friday, June 23, 2017

Home Again, and Thoughts on Being Away from My Routine

I love to travel, don't get me wrong, and seeing my family was WONDERFUL, but being away from my routine was difficult for me. Eating in restaurants really messed me up. I did really well making nutritious choices, careful splurges (the gnocchi with mushroom, black truffles, and crispy pork belly at Ballo was divine,) and staying within my daily and weekly points, but I still swelled up like a tick. And while I don't think I over-indulged in booze, the inflammation came back in full force! 

I went to a local Weight Watchers meeting at my regular time, Tuesday morning, to weigh in. The accountability is important to me.  I knew I would be up, and I was. I got my WW Weekly paper, but didn't stay for the meeting because I wasn't on my own time. I didn't spiral, and it didn't trigger the attitude of, "oh, well, I may as well eat whatever I want now." This is a major non-scale victory for me.

On the night before my flight home, I placed a grocery order with Instacart to deliver so my fridge would be stocked with nutritious foods when I arrived home. I stuck to plan on travel day, having the snacks I packed for breakfast and had almonds and diet soda and water on the plane ride. I cooked dinner when I got home and all was back to normal. At my WW meeting Tuesday, every ounce of my vacation bloat was off and I was back at my pre-vacation weight.

I can't express how wonderful it was being back at my meeting. I got so many hugs, it just made my day. 

I wore a dress to the Neil Diamond concert (which was great, btw!) I did a side by side photo, one of me on my 15th wedding anniversary in the dress I wore to the New Year's Eve party we went to in Italy with the photo of me in the dress before the concert...

I feel it more than I see it, but I'm pleased!


I'm starting to plan a mini-trip for my birthday in September. Rob and I are craving the beach. I'm thinking a condo, so I can cook some meals and not have to rely on restaurants as heavily as I normally would. I want to enjoy life, but going off plan isn't an option for me. I think I will be less stressed about it if I have a bit more control. It's a slippery slope and I can't ski.


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