Weigh In Wednesdays: Another Vacation in the Books!

 I didn't really realize when I had planned all these vacation that they were quite so close together.  Since Memorial Day weekend we have been on 3 trips.  With just under 2 weeks at home between trips I've been focusing on not putting any more weight back on.  


I knew we had a weekend planned in May, a full week of family vacation in June, and another weekend in July but I had not really sat down with our calendar and realized how close those 3 trips would be.  I decided to just play each trip by ear, try to eat as healthy as possible (which I completely failed at!), and make sure we got lots of exercise (which I did manage to do!).

Luckily, I was quickly able to get right back to healthy eating between trips too so any weight gained was my focus to shed back off before the next trip started.  I'm pretty proud to say that with all 3 trips behind us I weighed- in at 165.5-- since I had mostly been hanging out in the 163-166 range I'm fairly happy with that.  I indulged an awful lot and thought this summer was going to do me in but it hasn't!

Now that all our trips are behind us-- probably for a good year or more as we are talking about a huge 2 week family vacation during winter break of Alec's first year of college (Dec. 2024), I have decided it's time to get serious about getting back down near my goal weight.

That means that as of Friday the 14th I'm tracking EVERYTHING, adding in lots of yoga, stability ball, weight lifting, and treadmill exercises-- shooting for 1 or 2 good workouts a day.  I'm not eating anything at all after dinner and I'm back to filling my plate with lots of veggies and lean proteins.  I'm also trying really hard to limit or omit sugar from my daily diet and be pretty strict about those sweet treats.

I'm adopting a few "rules" from the Glucose Revolution book and making sure my breakfast is a nice savory meal-- my new favorite is a pan fried egg on pumpernickel bread with fat free feta sprinkles, some spinach and a slice of tomato.  It's delicious!  

Just 4 points for the bread


  We enjoyed some fresh veggies over whole wheat pasta a couple of times this month and I use the leftover veggies as a side to my morning omelet on those days I don't make a sandwich. 



I'm also adding in walks shortly after every meal to aid in digestion and find that even if it doesn't help me shed pounds that I am enjoying these shorter, more frequent walks. 

Of course we'll be out hiking whenever our weather allows too and I'm trying to talk myself into a few swimming workouts in the lake (though I am a total wuss about being in the lake with animals, weeds, and things).  BUT I figure I can add in some more kayak trips and get some activity that way! 

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Comments

  1. It's great that you were able to get right back into the swing of things healthy eating- wise when you got back from your trips. It's easy for me to get into a defeatist mindset when I indulge and then regret the continued over indulgence when my clothes fit too tight. Your trips entail so much exercise which is great and you definitely deserve to eat some treats on vacay- especially if you have the discipline to get back on track. Have a great day!

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    1. While my clothes definitely feel tighter I am just so thankful I can still fit into them! I keep trying to remind myself that each day, each meal, each snack, is a new chance to make a healthier choice.

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    1. I love that pasta dish! It's so easy and I just use a little lemon juice with pasta water to keep it all from sticking together.

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  3. You're amazing and your meals are on point as always!

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  4. I always eat eggs for breakfast. I don't know what to do to adjust my diet and make myself stop gaining weight!

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    1. It is a real struggle and from what I understand is only going to continue getting worse and worse as we age. :(

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  5. Joanne, this post and your attitude toward staying healthy are so wise and attractive ... and motivating. WW has helped me along the way, too. It's time for a re-visit for me yet again ...

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  6. You take the best food pictures! And great job on your eating / exercise journey through all the trips, that is dedication!

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  7. Congrats on getting right back to tracking. I know I should be eating proteins for breakfast so I need to do that.

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  8. I just started Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, may be more like a month ago now. Of all the programs and apps I have tried, this has been far the best for me. I have already lost 8.8 pounds! And what's wonderful, I haven't felt like I have been dieting. I eat whatever I want. I just now am more aware of what high point foods are!! Your breakfast looks very good. I will try that one morning. My favorite breakfast currently is a bowl of one sliced banana, one serving of low fat vanilla yogurt, cherries, blueberries and strawberry slices all mixed together, 3 points!

    Have fun on your next trip, stay safe!!

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    1. Yay you! That is awesome!! My favorite breakfast used to be a bowl of berries/pineapple/grapes with nonfat plain greek yogurt and 1/4 cup of granola. I still eat that nearly every day... just not for breakfast this past week or so.

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  9. Didn't you love that Glucose Revolution book?? We try to have veggies first at every meal now.
    OXOX
    Jodie
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    1. It was so informative; I read it in just 1 day!

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  10. I had ice cream last night too! LOL. I am trying but it's a real struggle to cut out sugar and sweets...

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  11. You have had quite a few trips in such a short time but it all sounds like fun and staying around the same weight is fantastic. Well done with getting back to the tracking. The egg on pumpernickel bread looks so good.

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    1. We sure did and I am so looking forward to staying put for a while.

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  12. I like how you know what you need to do for you to feel comfortable and well. Thank YOU so much for sharing your post for Wednesday’s Words and Pics. I appreciate your presence as part of the community! Denyse.

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  13. Egg sandwiches are my favorite! I could have one for breakfast, lunch and dinner - hehe.

    So glad you didn't deprive yourself on vacation, and still was able to keep close to the same weight. Activity makes a big difference.

    Alexandra
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  14. Your breakfasts do look so good. I sometimes like to add a little avocado under that egg.

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    1. I am not a fan of avocado at all but I know it's a popular add-on and could see it working well with the egg sandwich.

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  15. Vacationing and eating healthy are a difficult combination for me. I gained 7 or 8 lbs while on our 2 week vacation, which I just can't believe considering we walk 20,000 steps nearly everyday. I think most of it was water weight bc I've dropped those lbs so that's good. All the food here looks so good. Shouldn't read a post like this when I'm hungry 😋

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    1. Thank you! I do find the two are hard to do; even when I pick the healthiest option from the menu it's not nearly as healthy as when I make it at home since restaurant foods do tend to be higher in fat, sugar, and calories in general.

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