Monday, May 3, 2010

Upcoming Vacation

All of a sudden I am having to think about a vacation!! Vacation for me usually means alot of eating out and weight gain!!

Don't get me wrong I am super excited that we are all getting to go a family vacation in less than two weeks. Super excited because we have not been away in over a year and secondly because we can't all fit in our van anymore so it looked like a vacation was out for us this year but it turns out that we are going to rent a Dodge Sprinter and have a holiday after all!

We are going to stay at my father in laws and do day trips from there. Black Creek Pioneer Village, Elmvale Zoo and a day at the local beach/park are on the agenda. Plus the big event will be a family BBQ with my husbands family...some of which I have not seen in a long time. So now that we have planned what, when and where we are going...that was the easy part....I now need to think through the rest of the trip....

What to eat, when I will fit in some real exercise and what my strategy will be to stay on plan(a.k.a the mental game).

Realistically my goal will be to not have a gain on the scale for the week we are away.

I have not thought through everything yet but I must admit I am a little concerned about my time away from the daily routine. If any of you have some suggestions that have helped you through a vacation...I would love to hear from you! I want to walk away from this vacation not only having had a wonderful family time but feeling great about my choices to take my new lifestyle with me WHEREVER I go!


  1. Hi Christine! I think that only women who are trying to lose weight stress out about a vacation. I totally know what you are feeling. On the one hand you want to enjoy your family and your time together but on the other hand you don't want to undo the progress that you have made. It is sort of like walking a tightrope.
    I am sure that you will be able to find time to exercise. Pushing a stroller through the zoo is a great workout. Wear a pedometer when you go though. I wish I had done that when we went. You might be able to coordinate games for the family such as tag, or do relay races. That would be fun for everyone plus great exercise.
    Your biggest challenge will probably be food. I would bring some snack items with me, or go to the store upon arrival. I am sure that you will do good. Don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy your time away :)

  2. Just wanted to thank you for your sweet, encouraging words on my blog! I can see why you've not ran into any are doing amazing! You and I started out the same weight this year...203. I've lost very little...down to 195. You are doing super well:)

  3. My advice having faced "vacation" while on this journey, is DO NOT PANIC! Panic just leads to bad choices. Have fruit and veggies on hand for snacking. Choose healthy meals in moderation. You are not going to gain making good choices, staying away from obviously unhealthy things and not overeating.

    I wish I could come...sounds fun!