I just returned from a quick vacation, travelling to 3 states in 6 days (Arizona, Nevada and California). My boyfriend and I went to Disneyland and Las Vegas. My only plan was to not gain weight on the trip.
The trip was fun, we walked a lot and squeezed all that we could into the 6 days. I am happy to say, I weighed in today upon waking up and am sitting steady at 257.2. My weight the morning we left was 256.4 My "friendly" monthly visitor joined us at Disneyland so I am assuming that part of that is the typical upward flucuation I experience every month.
What worked for me while vacationing was: drink a lot of water, walk-walk-walk everyday, stick to restaurants that have salad bars and choose light options from what is offered. I also didn't eat 3 meals a day as we slept in most days skipping breakfast, so while I don't advocate eating only 2 meals a day on a regular basis that is what my eating looked like while I was away from home.
I think the #1 thing that helped me was not denying myself anything. I'm not a huge meat eater before I began to get healthy so when b/f wanted to go to places that center their menus around meat, potatoes and starchy sides I opted for their salad bars. Most places had gorgeous huge salad bars which worked for me. I drank a few beers and even had some decadent desserts (sharing something really worth it). Someone on here had posted the tip to choose really good versions of real food when on vacation but not to over do it. It worked.
Now I am back and ready to hit the real world with a vengance! Back to work tomorrow and back on my getting healthy plan 110%.
First Mini-Goal: Lose 10 lbs. Met 2/22/2010
Second Mini-Goal: 20 lbs. down Met 4/23/2010
Third Mini-Goal: Lost 10% body weight (27 lbs down) Met 9/13/2010
Fourth Mini-Goal: Lose 8 more lbs to = 40 lbs lost :
Back on track
:9/5/2011 First goal: get back to 246