Weight Loss Support - Back on Track, Fell off the wagon a little :(

07-23-2010, 08:25 PM
I got back today from our camping trip. We had lots of fun and I planned to eat at maintenance levels for the five days. Well..I let temptation get the best of me and I fear the scale is going to show the damage :o. I ended up eating all my "planned" treats and I was doing well until the second day when we decided to get icecream from the little store at the campground. They had this icecream called gold medal ribbon which I have never heard of (french vanilla, milk chocolate and amazing caramel combined) I asked for a small cone and she ended up making a HUGE icecream for me. I tried giving some away but everyone already had more than enough. That cone was delicious and I was hooked on that flavor and ate the whole thing. I ended up making excuses to myself that I was on a break and could have a cone a day. I bet I did some damage there. There were a couple smores, chips, a turnover and some pasta salad on top of my maintenance level foods. I did try to stay active and did laps in the pool when I could. I feel kind of bummed that I messed up. Am I going to be able to hold it together when I hit maintenance :?:

I was planning on watching my intake today and easing back into calorie counting and logging tomorrow. I scraped that plan and got my food scale and log out as soon as I got home this morning. I am finding it a bit tricky and I am craving desert tonight but I won't give in. I just wanted to be accountable here and explain why my ticker might not be moving for a bit. I will know the damage in a day or two..darn. Exercise will resume tomorrow when I am done recovering from some sun stroke ;)

07-23-2010, 08:42 PM
First of all, I am glad you had a good time :D

Second of all, don't beat yourself up. Just be glad you're jumping back on track now and not letting this keep you down :hug:

07-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Ditto! You had fun with your beautiful children! That matters!

07-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks ladies ;) I just needed to be accountable for my deeds LOL. I did have fun with the children and my husband. How time flies. They are getting so big now! Here is a few of our camping pictures :)

07-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Great pics!!

07-23-2010, 09:52 PM
After thought: after looking at the 100 pictures I took, I can't believe how far I have came in my weight loss. I no longer hide behind the camera. Here is a picture from last year's trip. It was at the same location. I had to try hard just to find a picture because I used to hate the camera!

Last Year:



This year:


07-23-2010, 09:53 PM
You are hot! :D

07-23-2010, 09:53 PM
wow, it sounds like you had a great time! awesome pics! and it sounds like you are already back to your plan, so good for you! :)

07-23-2010, 10:31 PM
Wow! Great pictures! ANd it sounds like an excellent vacation, too. The important thing now is that you got right back on plan. Imagine the pictures for next year's vacatioN!

07-24-2010, 01:14 AM
You look great! And congratulations for recognizing that you made a small mistake (or maybe no mistake at all) and getting right back on track. That's the first step to maintenance IMO.

07-24-2010, 01:29 AM
there is something i have read several times about refeeding. And I think that is what you subconsciously did. I don't see anything wrong with it. Glad you enjoyed your break. And glad you enjoyed that scrumptious ice cream cone.

you are beautiful and you can see you hard work in those pictures! You ARE back on plan! good job! your family is also beautiful.

i love to camp myself.

07-24-2010, 09:15 AM
I am in the exact same situation. I'm on vacation now. I was planning on staying on track. I brought my own food and my scale with me. After day 2 i kind of gave up and decided to eat what everyone else was having. I'm going home tomorrow and i plan to get right back on track. I bought the 30 day shred and i'm going to start that monday morning. Try not to worry about it too much. It might actually shock your metabolism and cause a little woosh. Thats what i'm hoping will happen anyway. Ps. I love your bathing suit.

Losing It 2010
07-24-2010, 09:32 AM
You look great and you had a great time with your family, that is all that matters

07-24-2010, 09:53 AM
SweetnLow, you look great! I'm so happy for you that you enjoyed your family vacation! Your kids (so cute!) will have tons of happy memories of your annual camping trips regardless of what you ate or what size you were. You're their mom and they love you regardless! :)

07-24-2010, 10:38 AM
va-va voom! re you!

you have a really nice family and the vacation looked GREAT!

vacations are tough, but obviously you've lost a fantastic amount and know what you're doing :)

07-24-2010, 10:42 AM
I did really need a break. Maybe I will stop losing so much hair because I did refeed my body, even though I made some not so good choices ;)

Your kids (so cute!) will have tons of happy memories of your annual camping trips regardless of what you ate or what size you were. You're their mom and they love you regardless! :)

Thanks, that is so true. I need to stop basing my self worth on my size. My family loved me just as much when I was 250 pounds. The kids don't even see a difference in their mom unless I show them "before" pictures as a reminder. I guess they see me every day and don't notice the changes.

07-24-2010, 03:09 PM
You are now offiially a hot mommy!

07-25-2010, 02:29 PM
Update: I was worried for nothing! I weighed a little more for two days but I was back down to 162.4 this morning :carrot:. I was relieved to see that number again. TOM is around the corner and I have been so hungry and snacky lately. I was concerned that I was going to blow it again but seeing that number has helped me stay on track. Thanks for all the encouragement everyone :D

07-26-2010, 08:03 PM
Wow .... congratulations on your weightloss.. can you tell me the diet you are doing? you look great!!

07-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Wow .... congratulations on your weightloss.. can you tell me the diet you are doing? you look great!!

Thanks ;) I am counting calories. I started out with a range of 1600 - 1800 and I have slowly decreased my range to 1300 - 1400 over the last few months. I exercise 3-5 times a week and just try to stay active. Calorie counting has worked well for myself and many others here. Come check out the calorie counter forum anytime :)

07-26-2010, 11:14 PM
WOW what a difference a year makes!!! Ive tried calorie counting and I guess I dont do it right, I see it really works