Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back to the Grind

Well not much to post today after a long day in the car yesterday. We left the kids house around 9:00 a.m. and didn't get home until almost 9:00 p.m. There would usually be snacking going on but not for me this trip. Gary did get a big bag of something ... cheetos, fritos ... I don't know and I didn't ask. We did stop for all three meals but for the most part I choose wisely and made any necessary modifications like having a chili cheese dog but removing the bun and half of the chili and cheese. We did stop at a new casino in Pennsylvania that we had never been to on the way home. That was where we had lunch at their snack bar. It gave us an opportunity to break up the drive and do a little walking. The odd thing about the trip home though, was that we didn't stop at any rest areas. That meant that I didn't drink any water along the way and that probably wasn't a good move. I did have it with my meals though.

This morning after I got ready for work and headed downstairs, with Gary following behind me, I went to get on the scale and Gary said "are you sure you want to do that". No problem, I felt I made wise decisions when we ate out, which was two meals every single day, and I tried to stay as active as I could walking and playing with the grand kids. I felt I would have a loss. Although feelings can get you in big trouble. Well my plan was to weigh and see where I was when I got home and then stay off the scale until next Monday morning, the day of my official weigh at TOPS. I had missed my TOPS meeting this week, as well as Zumba class, because of our trip. But it was no excuse to sluff off. Anyway, I did get on the scale to see that the remainder of my gain from last weigh-in was gone with a little more to boot. I even went down another hash mark. Yeah ... I proved it again, you can go on a trip and come back lighter.

Well, it back to work. Another day ... another dollar so we can be off on another adventure.


Ann (-8 lbs in 60 lb challenge) said...

Yay, Sheilah!! I think it was great that you stayed as close to your plan as possible, AND managed to come in below where you left! You proved it can be done. Great job!! With that will-do attitude, I think you'll do well, both at losing weight and maintaining that loss!! Thanks for stopping by, and keep up the good work.

Karyn said...

Woo hoo! Great job, Sheilah!

Bill and I will be going to LasVegas for my nephew's wedding in mid-October, and you've given me hope that I'll be able to come out of the 10 day trip with a loss.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip!

Tammy said...

Fantastic job on losing on vacation...I never do that, lol. One of these days I'll get it right. :) And thanks so much for the comment on my blog. :)

NAN said...

I was up extra early this morning and found your blog- it sounds like you and I are around the same age I am probably a year or two older)and I'm a scorpio too. Anyhow you did great on your vacation. I totally avoid eating out and since I now live alone, that is very doable! I do plan my mals and pack a cooler when I am 'on the road' like I will be today.

mensa said...

Thanks to all of you. I was determined and I came thru on top. It feels good and give me the confidence I need.

@ Nan ... I bet you're probably younger but we do have a lot in common.