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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Vacation

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hello all...well we have been on vacation since the day before Thanksgiving. I have been off-line until today. We had a good time and enjoyed seeing family and friends. Now I face the bad and ugly side of vacation. I call it the "scale." My usual weigh in day is Friday, so I'm not weighing myself until then. Do you hear the sigh? It gives me a couple of days to get back to routine and just maybe when I do weigh it won't be too bad!

I don't know about you but I find it very challenging to get myself back to my routine. In the past, once my routine went by the wayside I found all kinds of excuses not to resume my eating plan and my exercise schedule. NOT THIS TIME. Today I started back to eating correctly and I also walked 3 miles. Woo hoo!

What have I discovered? I'm here on this web site and I have adjusted my lifestyle because I have chose to do so. All of my life I made excuses not to lose the weight, not to exercise, etc. Not this time. I have discovered that it is as simple as making up your mind that this time it will be different. This time I will succeed. It is a mind set. While on vacation I found myself slipping back to my old routines, making excuses, etc. However, I also told myself that I would resume my new lifestyle upon returning home. Don't get me wrong, while I was away I did make good choices as to what I would eat, what I would drink. I did, however, give myself lots of slack if you know what I mean. BUT, I am back and more determined than ever to keep up my good habits and I will. That is all there is to it.

I'm rambling now, but I find that when I blog it helps to cement what I want, what I am determined to accomplish. It helps to set me on a successful path.

I do confess that I am not looking forward to my weigh in because I don't want to discourage myself but I will nonetheless owe up to my actions, accept the results and just get right back on the bandwagon!

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    100 days ago
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    Adapt, improvise and overcome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2502 days ago
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    I feel the same way about routines. I am really good as long as I am in my routine. Once the routine deviates ... that is my new routine.

    Way to get back into the swing of things. Your routines will recover from your vacation too. :)
    2504 days ago
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