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Vacation aftermath: I cannot fail unless I quit

Saturday, September 14, 2013

That was a good mantra I borrowed from another sparker. And I'm using it today. I went on vacation... my old nemesis. And, no great surprise here, came back with all the weight back that I'd lost since returning to spark. 10lbs in a week! First the delicious dinner for hubby, then a day of travel with my nervous/bored eating and finally the mother of all excuses for snacking: hiking. Yes, I call it that. But I am "hiking" with a 4 year old. So carrying a 40lb pack for 6 hours and only going 2 miles does not burn that many calories. Certainly not enough to justify limitless helpings of GORP trailmix with m&ms. So, I'm miffed at myself today, but I'm not quitting!!!! In fact, today I already got in a little walk with my tiny hiker. And had a small victory when I met a friend for coffee this morning and actually had coffee instead of a doughnut. Yay me. I cannot take back yesterday, but I'm sure not surrendering today because of a few fat choices. Today I choose healthier :)
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  • KAT321123
    Good for you for making a better choice this morning!

    While I obviously can't promise you anything, it's highly unlikely that you actually gained 10 pounds of fat in the course of a week. It takes roughly 3,500 excess calories in order to gain a pound and it's not super likely that you ate 35,000 extra calories over one week -- that would be like eating 10 large pizzas ON TOP of what what you should be eating! More likely you ate a bit over and then are retaining some water -- I'd guess by three days from now at least 8 of that 10 pounds will be gone.

    Good luck! And great job getting back on track so quickly.
    2627 days ago
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