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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've spent the day getting ready for our upcoming vacation. And I am very excited, our family is going on a cruise from Galveston, we'll be on the ship for 5 days. And I am looking forward to no phone, no computer, no stress... yeah!

Of course, I am also looking forward to the food they provide on cruises and I am trying to figure out how to approach it. I don't want to really deny myself some of those pleasures, but I don't want to go crazy either. So I keep sort of going back and forth between the two and trying to imagine myself eating good things and yet splurging a bit, somewhere in the middle.

It figures that just this week I started a challenge that has gotten me back into tracking all that I eat and now I will have about 5 days where I can't do that at all. But it has felt good to be back in that habit and to be on SP more than I had been. And it feels healthier, which is a good feeling.

My weight has been about the same since before Christmas, which is a lot of time to have wasted in terms of losing, but at least I didn't gain too much back since then, only about 2 pounds. But I am ready to be losing again, so I don't want to do much damage while I am on vacation.

I hope everyone is doing well. I really appreciate all my spark friends who have stayed with me even while I have been missing and the support that has been given and helped me to come back.

We leave on Friday, so I don't know how much I will be on for the next 10 days. After the cruise we are staying with my folks in Houston for a few days so we can see how they are doing... but I will return after that and hope to make this a wonderfully Spark filled summer.

Smiles, Mo
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  • CYNIEPOOH
    I'd lose weight for sure on a cruise because of sea sickness! LOL!

    I'm really excited for you and can't wait to hear about your fun cruise when you get back!

    Have an awesome vacation!
    3420 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Hi Mo

    Enjoy your cruse, I will say that the last cruse I was on years ago was 7 days with what seemed like 6 meals a day. I wasn't on a healthy journey and ate what ever I wanted. When I got off the cruse, I found that I had lost 10 pounds.
    It is difficult when g=faced with all that wonderful food to know what to do, but I have found for me, when there is something so special, I take a small portion and that seems to satisfy my desire for it. I will say it took a long time to be able to do that.
    Most important is for you and your family have a awesome time. I will look forward to your updates when you get back. But for now , live every moment in the now!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3421 days ago
  • CANBDONE
    You'll have beautiful scenery to take your walks...and walking you'll be! Those ships provide great exercise opportunities. Most have gyms and pools. Eat lots of freggies and of course, enjoy the fare. If you could leave something on your plate or eat half it would help. It'll be a challenge, but most of all....enjoy and don't stress about food!
    3421 days ago
  • FLUTTER-BY)L(
    Mo,
    I have the perfect answer that is so easy and most difficult at the same time. MINDFULL EATING.
    Pay attention to what you are eating, how it makes you feel and how much you enjoy it. Pay attention to if you are hungry or not.

    Most of all have some fun. That sounds so great.
    3421 days ago
  • HOWDOIHEARTTHEE
    Have a great time!
    3421 days ago
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