About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Day #210 - Surviving Vacation

The scale might say I put a couple pounds on during vacation, but I know the real story...

I just got back from a great vacation.  I traveled up to the northeast to visit family this last week.  The vacation was great, and despite having to drive 14 hours to get there and 14 hours back, it was nice to get away for a while.

Traveling always poses challenges when you are trying to eat right.  However, if I had to grade myself on how well I ate during the trip I would have to give myself a solid "A".  I avoided sugar entirely during the trip and I did not go over my carb limits.  The only area where I could have done a little better was drinking more water.

I'm thrilled that I did so well, especially given the amount of opportunities I had to eat sugar.  During the last week I celebrated my 43rd birthday followed by my daughter's 12th birthday just 2 days later.  In the last 10 days I was exposed to birthday cake and ice cream 3 times!  The first was on the night just before we left.  My daughter researched low carb cakes and made me a low carb cheesecake for my birthday.  I had 1 slice at only 10 carbs!  The other 2 times were regular cakes served with ice cream; I passed on both occasions and never had a second thought!  What's more, I never even considered having cake; I just wasn't interested.

So now I'm back from vacation and ready to take things to the next level.  As I said in the beginning the scale says I put a couple pounds on during vacation, but I suspect that's just water retention since I didn't get enough water.  I expect that in a few days that weight will be gone.  In August I want to lose 15 more pounds.  This will get me very close to dropping under 300.  I will be back to update my progress from time to time. 

Stay Strong!

14 comments:

  1. YES! I'm so glad for you FD, you are doing so great, good stuff and cake it is so overrate, right?

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  2. I am so impressed! Really. Vacation comes with a permission slip to eat badly, you know? :} Being willing to stay off sugar and limit carbs was awesome.

    The weight gain. You're right, of course. It's water weight. Perhaps more fro the long drive than from the amount of water you didn't drink, tho. Those hours of "legs down" can really do it to us fat kids.

    I'm thinking you'll see a nice reward on the scale for your good behavior by next week!.

    Happy for you!

    Deb

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  3. Touché. I'm also traveling right now, actually! And i know how it is to avoid calories on the journey. As a matter of fact, i just made a post about this... Seriously complicated it is. Im 29male with a beer belly and making my brand new blog (started 1.8 2015) on:

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  4. I got some water way, too. As in "water you doing eating a whole plate of nachos by yourself"?

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  5. Way to go FD! great choices@

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    All the best Jan

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