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.