So I'm back... back on the wagon after a week in Seattle.
I had every intention to sticking with my diet, and honestly as bad as I did, I could have (and have been) SOOOO much worse. First off, and this is not to be meant as an excuse, Seattle has some AMAZING food!!!! So I'm gonna be honest, here is what I did right, did wrong, and wish I did differently.
RIGHT: I didn't eat french fries... at all. ok, I did have one... but when I could I ordered a salad with the dressing on the side instead. When I couldn't... I just didn't eat them at all! I was proud of myself that I avoided all fried foods except for this one doughnut shop that we LOVE LOVE LOVE. LUCKILY they are mini doughnuts and I was able to limit. Also, while I did enjoy desert 2 of the days... in the past it would have been every day!!!!
WRONG: I didn't eat nearly enough fruit/veggies. Even subbing in salads I still only had on average 1.5 servings of fruits/veggies a day. MUCH less then I eat at home. I also told myself before leaving I was going to stick with my ST... which I didn't do a single day of vacation. We did however walk an average of 3 miles a day, so I did do some cardio. And I assisted in my boyfriend's search to find the best pizza in Seattle... 4 pizza's later... well you know. It was delicious and cheesey and I don't regret it, but I should have stopped at just one piece.
REGRETS: I cleaned my plate. Not every time... but more than I should have. Regretting it a few times, leaving the table feeling a little stuffed.
In the end I gained 4 pounds.... more then I wanted to, but I am still down 6 pounds total. The hardest thing for me has been getting back into the swing of things. I know it's just 4 pounds, but to me that reeks of failure... failure that leads to depression that leads to me wanting to throw in the towel.
I did one of those virtual model things and put in my weight... the thing is I think I have blinders on just how big I really am. And when I put in my healthy BMI weight I looked at the model and thought... she's not skinny. How sad is that? I mean a healthy BMI is a 120 pound loss... THAT is a PERSON!!!! Seriously. Anyhow... to end on a happier note I am getting back into it. After a BIG grocery store run and catching up on sleep I am full of energy to kick some butt.... thanks to some support from my SP friends!
And for your viewing pleasure, a picture of Shaun (the boyfriend) and I in Seattle!