Lisa, it's good to hear from you again! Glad you had such fun!
IMHO the two big factors to long-term success (okay, a little early for me to preach!) are, being determined to stick with healthy habits for life, and being able to take the occasional SHORT holiday, as appropriate.
You reconnected with your family
by eating with them, added in some exercise
, and saw the whole thing as the exception not the rule. Great holiday patterns!
Now you're back to home rules, you're already reaching out to your support system
, and getting yourself geared up to go back on plan
. So far, so good!
You've said you feel horrible when your'e off-plan, so for sure you'll be back on in no time!
And since you got in 4 runs, you won't have become an elephant just yet!
Will it help, to stay focused on how much easier it will be to walk or run, the lighter you get
? And maybe it's a good thing to fear losing any hard-won ground, because that'll for sure help you stay focused
Family gatherings are often tough when you're learning a new lifestyle, and you should definitely give yourself a big pat on the back for the way you've handled it!
( I went crazy with smilies today - tomorrow I'll get back on-plan to be a 'good' forum member!