Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vacation Jitters

I get REALLY scared when it comes to keeping on track with my eating when I'm about to go on vacation. My little brother was recently married on June 30th and I stay with my family for over a week and a half.

Time and time again, when I visit, I never fail to eat (what feels like) my body weight in food very quickly when I stay there. Even though I'm 26 years old, there's just something that happens when you stay at your parents house where you feel like a kid again and great food is in abundance ;-) Do you know what I mean? Not to mention, I usually end up eating out of boredom (not that my parents house is boring, because it's not AT ALL) when people are gone during that day and have to work during part of my visits. It gets lonely, so I eat.

I made it a goal of mine to make sure that I did NOT fall into this pattern again! And here's what happened when I put my mind to it...

HECK. FREAKIN. YES! That's right! I LOST 2.4 lbs while I was on a vacation that included a huge wedding celebration with AWESOME food and the left overs of that awesome food the next day! LOL! I'm so stinkin' excited and proud of myself for FINALLY conquering that urge to just indulge in all the food that's in front of me when I visit.

I won't lie, I was extremely surprised that the weight came off because I didn't get to run at all during my visit and then when I returned home, it's been absolutely GROSS with these high temperatures, so I have absolutely no motivation. I also can't bring myself to get up early to run because I stay up so late getting to all the stuff I avoided to do all day because it was too hot to want to do anything! YIKES! I'm convinced that the past three days I've just been sweating off the pounds.

Thanks so much for checkin in on my and reading my update! I know I've been slacking on the blogging but life is happening and it's great ;-)