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How to gain 6 lbs in 6 days (7 nights!!)...a picture blog

Monday, May 21, 2012

We returned from yesterday. I stepped on the scale this morning and almost fell off! I gained a pound for every day that I was there. How could this happen? Let me tell you...

I spent months getting ready for this trip. I bought 2 bathing suits that were a lil snug and exercised like mad to get into them (and I did!!). I joined not one, but two gyms (one near my home and the other near my work) and went faithfully. I measured and counted every single thing I put in my mouth and although I didn't lose many pounds, I lost inches and my clothes fit better. I joined the "Spring into shape bootcamp challenge" 2 weeks before we left and followed the plan the first week but the second week I had to do all the videos in one day to catch up because I was so busy packing, saying my good~byes, and prepping the dog/house sitter. I spent $800 on a laptop so I could continue with week three while away. I packed my resistance bands and workout clothes, I was ready!!

We stopped at the grocery store on the way to our hotel and picked up a few healthy staples like yogurt, fruit, peanut butter, and 100% whole wheat bread. The trouble was we also stopped at the package store and picked up beer, wine, and Mike's hard cranberry lemonade. Since it was past suppertime and Survivor finale was about to start we ordered pizza and salad.

I hadn't had a drink in months and it tasted good so I had another...

...and another

The next day it was rainy and dark so we went to

Hubby said "you're on vacation, order what you WANT, not what is good for you" so I did!

At some point we went out for gator and more drinks... and then more drinks...

Although I walked and swam daily I didn't keep up with my challenge and mostly used my new laptop for facebook

It was hot on the beach so I asked hubby to get me an ice cream

I could FEEL myself gaining but had zero will power. My bathing suits were getting tight already...

So I went out and bought a new one with a longer skirt and better control panels...

Don't jump! You know what you're doing wrong and only you can fix it!!

I am home now and the fridge is stocked with healthy foods

I am resetting my weight loss tracker, starting the challnge at week one and not looking back!

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    Thanks all. I'm very confused at the moment...I weighed myself again today and already lost 4 lbs?!? I'm thinking it must have been excess water because I drank my 8 glasses yesterday and made dozens of trips to the bathroom. I'm leaving my ticker alone for now just in case it jumps again.
    3354 days ago
    emoticon You know you can do the getting in shape stuff again. Glad you had a good time. Don't dwell on the guilt of not being perfect when you were on vacation. Live your life and do the best you can to stay on track when you can. If not the weight wins and we don't want the weight to win and spoil every single thing we do, now do we?

    3355 days ago
    What a wonderful vacation you had, and so don't worry about what you did gain! You worked hard before the vaca and I know you will continue to do you best now that you are back! How often does a vacation come along?

    I am super happy you had a great time, love the pics and looking forward to continuing this journey with ya'!

    LOL - am eating McDonald's while I write this!
    3355 days ago
    Sounds like a great time. You can get right back on track and before you know, you will need new bathing suits in the next size DOWN! You got this!
    3355 days ago
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    Looks like you had a fun vacation, everyone deserves that. You can get back on track. emoticon
    3355 days ago
  • no profile photo LATTELEE
    Good luck!
    3355 days ago
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