Friday, April 26, 2013

Losing Weight Post-Vacation

I gained 4 pounds on vacation.

I was a bit disappointed in myself and a bit relieved too. Considering the amount of food we ate (most of it being out) I totally expected to come home and see a whole 10 pounds or something gained in a little over ONE week. While I told myself I wasn't going to stress about it on vacation, I also tried to stay conscious of what and how much I was putting into my body.

I know that helped. A lot.

Before vacation I had lost a total of 20.4 pounds. I had barely made the 20 mark, but I was happy anyway because even if I did gain a few pounds back, I had reached one goal and I knew I could easily reach that goal again and then move on to the next.

As of today, I am ONE pound away from that current weight loss of 20.4 lbs. Monday was the first day that I really went back to eating completely healthy and consciously and even then, I had Skyline for dinner that night because Jeremy's mother fed us after we mowed their yard. (Side-note, those of you who do not have Skyline's are seriously missing out, although I'm a bit jealous that you don't have it to tempt you. Cincinnati chili will always be my demise!) Not to mention, it was almost 10 p.m. when we sat down for dinner. It had just been one of those days.

Still, I kicked ass this week at keeping up with MFP and staying under my calorie goals. I couldn't believe how fast the 3 pounds came off and I'm hoping that this last pound will be just as easy. Now to move on to the next 10. Bring it!

P.S. - When we got home from vacation and we both stepped on the scale, Jeremy had lost TWO pounds while we were away. He's lost almost 30 pounds now and he started dieting AFTER I did. I'm glad that he's doing this with me, but man, why can't it be that easy for me?!


  1. You guys are doing amazing!! :) Proud of you!

  2. are doing great! I agree...4 pounds is not bad at all for a vacation. I always come back with extra weight but it is so fun eating! :)


  3. Great job on stripping those 3 pounds back off! Excited to see you after another 10 pounds down! GREAT JOB MOMMA!!

  4. What I tell my husband (and myself): calories don't count on vacation. It's great that you work so hard, but don't give up having fun and enjoying yourself!

  5. Don't be hard on yourself! You look amazing, and you are doing an incredible job!

    Your comment just now on my blog completely helped me and blessed me, you are such a wonderful blogging friend. Thank you so much, Jenn.

  6. It seems guys have such an easy time losing weight. It's so not fair.
    Keep up the hard work. You are doing awesome!


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