Short post today. I’m just so happy to be home and I have a great achievement to share: I didn’t gain any weight over the two weeks off!
This is huge for me. I generally rack on the pounds while I’m away, whether for business or pleasure. So maintaining my weight is a really big deal and I’m very proud of myself. I didn’t really do anything special. We drove and drove and drove, so some of our meals were fast-food, but I ate until I was satisfied and then… (wait for it)… stopped eating. I credit this blog for this. I feel like getting my feelings out there and not holding everything in has helped me calm down a little. Every meal doesn’t feel like “The Last Supper.”
I also was more active than my usual sedentary self. I didn’t exercise but I went swimming nearly every day and we walked everywhere! I didn’t hang back. I got out and did stuff and really enjoyed myself more because I was doing stuff.
Now I want to figure out how I can incorporate those two strategies into my every day life. Obviously I can’t give up my job to go to walk or swim all day, but I can start thinking about fun things to get going in my regular schedule. My daughter had a good idea: she wants to get bikes. I think it sounds fabulous, and I’m so glad she is eager to do something, but I want it to feel like fun, not exercise. Any suggestions?