So, how did I do on my goals while on vacation?
Thursday, April 25, 2019
A three week vacation with limited computer access had me a bit worried. I had to go without feedback. So, how did I do?
First the food – amazing! Everything is really fresh. Bananas, papayas, and mangos are tree ripe and superior to anything we get at the local supermarket. Fish are brought in daily to the market. However, my diet ended up being more starch than I usually eat and not as much protein or fat. Breakfast was an issue because I get up and eat at 5 am (even on vacation) while the hotels did not serve until 7. Since my husband ignores being hungry, often eating one huge meal late in the day, lunch was generally late so I ate very little supper. After a few blood sugar dips, I started carrying fruit, nuts (generally cashews), and chocolate to nibble on and keep me from overeating due to hunger.
Exercise – Not as much regular walking as usual since we changed cities every day or so. Most hotels had gyms, and some were VERY nice. Since the beaches were generally not good for running (too soft) and the roads rarely had sidewalks or shoulders to walk/run on, this was a lifesaver. While the hotel in Jaffna did not have a gym, it did have 7 flights of stairs so I ‘made do’.
End result – no weight gain on vacation, even with not tracking.
I will continue to track my food and exercise to prevent drift. However, knowing that I can do this is a great esteem builder!