Vacation Weight Gain

Now I ask you.  How in heck did I successfully gain 6 pounds on vacation????  6 pounds!!!  That is a lot of weight to gain in one week  – or is it?  In my weight loss journey I have never even lost 6 pounds in one week.  I never even lost 6 pounds in one month.  So why did my body allow me to gain 6 pounds in one week?????

It is my fat cells.  They love me.  They are my best friend.  They want me to stay fat.  They have no other friends – except me.  I guess, I felt sorry for them because I thought I had broken up my relationship with them.  But I knew they were lonely.  They were crying out to me to come back to them and be their friend.  They wanted to party.  I am always up for a party and it was vacation time.  So unfortunately, I let them back into my life.  Party Time!

I guess I could have gained more.

I ate my regular foods.  I just may have ate too much of my regular foods.  I had plenty of meats, vegetables, healthy fats (a lot of nuts), and fruit.  I stayed away from the starches – no bread, no potatoes (except for one very large baked potato laden with real butter which was soooo delicious) with our grilled steak.  No sugar.  And I really mean No Sugar.  Even when we went to the all you can eat Paul Bunyon restaurant, I didn’t eat pancakes or donuts (actually I had a small bite of the most decadent donut ever made).   I did indulge in the eggs, ham and sausage.  And since it was all you could eat for one low price, I had to get my money’s worth.

I was active.  I kayaked, walked, ran, and did my picnic bench work out.  Swimming was not a great option because the lake at the Wisconsin Dells was a bit murky with a lot of stuff floating in it.  Seaweed.  I am not fond of swimming around and in between sea weed.  But I stayed active.  Okay.  Maybe not that active.  I probably could have done more.  But sitting down with a glass of wine was very enjoyable.

Talking about wine.  I probably drank a bit too much wine.  But what is a vacation if you can not indulge a bit.  Maybe starting to drink wine at 3 in the afternoon was not the healthiest choice.  But aren’t you suppose to relax when you are on vacation?  And relaxing it was.  I even took a nap one day and read a book on another day.

So I am blaming my fat cells on this weight gain.  I had nothing to do with it.  And when we got home last night my fat cells would not leave me alone.  They wanted me to continue the party.  I did not want to let them down, so before bedtime I had 2 – not just one – but 2 bowls of ice cream drenched in Baily’s Irish Cream.   It was delicious.  I loved every bite of it.  And so did my fat cells.

Vacation eating and drinking was fun for the week.  But today is another day.  I have gotten rid of the ice cream (actually ate it all) and filled the refrigerator with all of my healthy vegetables, greek yogurt, almond milk, fruits and meats.  I am sorry fat cells but I have to put you back in your cell.  Cell Block 1 is where you all belong.  I will not visit you today.  Because  today I am going to eat clean and get back on track.


2 thoughts on “Vacation Weight Gain

  1. I had a similar disappointment with 2 1/2 lb. gain even though I swam lengths for 1/2 hour and walked/ran daily. Somehow I thought that the exercise which in the past balanced things out would work now. But I did eat sweets and bread and of course had lots of wine to drink. Hopefully, the weight will go away as fast as it came. My body is in the old lady mode, slower metabolism, weight disappearing from some parts of my body only to be found other places. Oh well. At least I am healthy and it somehow seems wrong to complain.

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