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This fluffy caterpillar went on vacation (and some healthy habits got left at home)

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Ah, Labor Day weekend. What a great excuse to make it a 4 day weekend and turn it into a mini-vacation. Bags were packed, plans were made and the pup settled into her seat for the drive. Things started off well. ..And then we got to our spot.

FRIDAY NIGHT, we had Friendly's - this was planned, however eating meat was not, and I didn't like the look of their fish, so meat is what I had. Oh, and a hot fudge sundae.

Now, my fiance had to leave to go back home (short notice) to get to a shoot. So right off the bat, I knew I would be spending the first night of our mini vacay alone. Well, technically, I was with our pup, so not really alone, but we weren't together. And while I understand that sometimes these things happen, still sucked. And what did I do? Well, I watched TV, and then around 11:30 pm, I headed downstairs to the vending machines. No one should ever eat 10.00 worth of junk food from a vending machine. I honestly don't even remember what I got. And I wasn't hungry. I was just emotionally eating. Damn, and here I thought I had a grip on that. NOPE.

SATURDAY, I had a big breakfast that included meat. I can't eat meat. Took the pup for about a mile or so walk, then went swimming for a bit. Then my fiance came back, and we headed out for lunch - Friendly's again (not planned). And I wasn't hungry, but I ate because we went out. And yes, more meat and followed up with ice cream. Then we headed back to the our room. After that we went for a short walk, went out on the lake in the paddle boats and then headed over for dinner, drinks and a show... where I had more meat.

SUNDAY morning, another big breakfast, also including meat (why did I do this to myself????) We decided to leave a day early as to not hit the holiday traffic. It was late by the time we returned, and lunch was skipped. Olive Garden and a movie, topped off our day.

MONDAY, breakfast skipped, ran a bunch of errands, ended up eating lunch at Dairy Queen, which as I am sure you could have guessed by now, ended with me eating meat. Dinner skipped. No real exercise, except for the walking between/during errands.

I feel like I lost so much, set myself back. Yet I was reminded by my wonderful man, that this was just a few days out of what has been an amazing 5 weeks. And whatever weight I might have put on, I can work off. And now that I am home, I can go back to eating the right way, the healthy way, and continue with my healthy habits that I laid out for myself at the start of all of this.

So I guess I can apply the old saying, "If you get knocked off the horse, dust yourself off and get right back on"

Blessings for a happy and healthier week - xo
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    It sounds like once you had made the first bad decision - it freed you to continue making poor choices for the weekend. It can be difficult when you start this journey towards health and weight loss, but each time you make a good choice, the next good choice is easier. Sometimes too many restrictions make it easier to say - forget it. Don't say NO meat - say less meat, easier to deal with right.

    You got this...….. you can do it - one choice at a time. emoticon
    1012 days ago
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