Thursday, September 13, 2012


I finally got the word yesterday that I'll be off next week.  I had put in a request for time off earlier in the week because my boss was going to be out of the office.  I keep a precise schedule to make sure our times out of the office coordinate and that I'm not left at the end of the year with extra time that I won't be able to use.  We'll leave tomorrow when I get off at noon. 

We are going to visit our son and his family and then come home via the Smoky Mountains.  I have done pretty well lately with our weekend trips coming back without a gain but being gone for a whole week is a little unnerving.  I need to recall that when I was determined several years ago and doing well, we took a week's vacation to Door County, Wisconsin and I came back with a loss, so I know it can be done again.  To top that, it was probably one of our BEST vacations, so I'm sure there was no deprivation or feelings of missing out on not being able to eat something.

I have been a little heavy on the protein this week and when I got on the scale this morning I was surprised that I wasn't up a little.  In fact, I may have been down 1/10 or so.  Maybe that's a clue.  When I joined MyFitnessPal I put in my stats, i.e., height, age, weight, etc., and they set my caloric intake to lose 1.5# a week.  My daily calories allowance is 1210 which I thought was low but I've tried to stay as close to it as possible.  This week, I have been going over that, mainly because of more protein.  I'm a little confused as what to do.  I read some things about you can do yourself an injustice by not eating enough and it makes it harder to loose.  I am still going to try to limit my intake to 1210 as I am losing.  I am not weighing daily like I used to because I know all about daily fluctuation and I want to avoid any mental games that causes, so I guess I'll just continue to be aware of what I put in my mouth and watch the portions because that's working.  What do they say ... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

1 comment:

gracies tough journey said...

Wow enjoy your vacation with the family. Sounds wonderful and be safe!