3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8

S/C/G: 261/216/130

Height: 5'2"

Default On Plan While On Vacation

I've been on plan since January (a small slip up here and there, but no major gains). However, I'm about to be faced with my first real challenge. I'm heading to NYC on vacation for 8 nights and I'm already panicking. 8 nights of dinners out, busy schedule and out of my comfort zone. In the past, vacations have been the catalyst to a diet failing and I think a lot of my success this time around is due to my routine.

Does anyone have any tips for trying to stay on plan even when on vacation? I know what I should do (eat healthy and still exercise), but not sure how I'm going to make sure I do it haha.
HeidiL84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
MF 3/31/13
SuperHeroTeacher's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 925

S/C/G: 261/ticker/155 for now

Height: 5'2"


For me, taking a scale along would help. I find it empowering to stay on plan when I know exactly what my weight is every morning.
Every day is a battle, but whatever, I'm scrappy ~Darcey

Each = 5 lbs gone for good!

SuperHeroTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
ikesgirl80's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 224

S/C/G: 350/180/180 (surgery recovery)

Height: 5'9"


Look up restaurant menus on line. Go in with a game plan. Are you going to allow yourself 1 "special item" per meal or are you going to eat 100% on plan with 1 "special meal", or are you somewhere in between? Will you be with active people who you can get some exercise in with, or are you going to need to plan a time before/after?

Plan, plan, plan!

Good luck!

ikesgirl80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
Trying to be in the 160s
IanG's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 4,807

S/C/G: See my siggy ;)

Height: 5'8"


I went to Turkey for two weeks for work. I managed to lose 7 pounds during that time. Here are some tips:

1) look into buying a digital travel scale ($20 on Amazon) so you can weigh daily

2) if there is a gym at your hotel, find it and use it.

3) go light for breakfast. Everywhere will offer a boiled egg which you can marry with a fruit salad or ordinary salad.

4) pick the heathy options for lunch and dinner. Salads are widely available. Avoid bread and skip dessert.

5) avoid the food on the plane.

6) allow yourself to have one or two off-plan meals.

Good luck. It's not easy but doable.

Running because of Diana
Believing because of Sue
Elvis lives!
Getting fashion advice from Sum
ReillyJ and Carpediem saved my knees!
Don't believe the hype. EAT MORE FISH.
If the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'!

Last edited by IanG; 05-27-2013 at 08:28 PM.
IanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
I'm bringing sexy back!
Mozzy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,228

S/C/G: 242/234.5/167

Height: 5'5"


You can do this!
Plan your menus as much as possible ahead of time. Don't drink your calories and only eat half of your plate at restaurants.

Good luck!

One for every five pounds lost!
Mozzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8

S/C/G: 261/216/130

Height: 5'2"


Thanks for the great advice everyone! The scale idea is something I didn't even think of and it's a great idea. I'll try to find a travel one or have my sister pick one up in New York before I get there. It will be good to know where I stand everyday as opposed to just hoping for the best.

My hotel has a gym and a mini fridge which I plan on stocking with healthy breakfast items so that I can start the day strong. The biggest thing will be the food choices, but as long as I make the better choice 95% of the time, I should make it through ok. Hopefully this will be my first "healthy me" vacation
HeidiL84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #7
Senior Member
kmac1196's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 533

S/C/G: 249.2/see ticker/125

Height: 5' 4 1/2"


You will do a ton of walking in NYC. That will help. Eat 1/2 of your dinners....you'll be full anyway. Also, enjoying a special vacation is ok...don't binge...And pass right by White Castle....it's terrible!

kmac1196 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
AnnMarie77's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 69

S/C/G: 215/ticker/145

Height: 5'4


You already said this, yes, eat as many meals as you can from your hotel fridge! Bring bars of some sort, stock up a bit when you get there. Nuts make a great snack. I just went away for the weekend, and brought a whole bunch of food and bought a little bit when I got there and I managed to stay on my plan. Also, don't freak out if you see a gain when you get back. If you haven't eaten thousands of extra calories, it is probably water and will come off. Good luck, have a great trip. NY is great this time of year, not too hot yet
AnnMarie77 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2