Here's the difference between eating a healthy, nutritious diet and eating whatever is available on the road: When we got back from vacation, I weighed myself and found I'd gone from 132.8 lbs. to 135 lbs. I was a little surprised, because even though I knew I was eating alot of high sodium, high fat foods I was also walking ALOT. We'd spend on average about 10 hours a day on foot either walking or swimming or doing some kind of physical activity. I drank plenty of water because it was very hot and humid, too. Still, I managed to put on just over 2 lbs. I wasn't upset about it, though. After all, 2 lbs isn't the end of the world, and I had lost extra weight to compensate, so 135 lbs. is just fine for me.
This past week I've eaten over my calorie count most days, and obviously I haven't been walking as much though I've had lots of errands to run and things to get caught up. Yet this morning I was very shocked to find my weight down to 131.8 - actually less than it was when we left on vacation! I did a double take, then thought about it and realized I was eating more home cooked food and much less sodium. It makes a huge difference! My body may have gone into shock with all the changes, but hopefully it'll get back to normal soon and I'll be able to maintain my weight between 133 and 135 lbs.
I don't want to lose more weight, but I am thankful that I'm learning to eat foods that are good for me. It's taught me some important lessons. First off, it's never too late to start eating right. Second, our bodies crave good eats and are happier when we eat right. And third, it is possible to enjoy vacation without totally overdoing it. Yay, I'm back on track!
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