Originally Posted by cooluu
We leave for Cancun next Saturday and I'm starting to get nervous about how to stay on plan. I will pack my packets and drinks so I know that I will at least have that. We are staying at an all inclusive resort and won't really be leaving there so I will be dependent on what they have at the restaurants and buffets for my vegetables and meat. I'm thinking it's going to be very difficult to stay 100% but I'm going to give it my best shot. Does anybody have any tips or ideas??? Thanks!
Cooluu- As others have said...you need to make this about R&R...people sunshine and things besides the food. The weather will be wonderful after a long cold winter..there will be nice days at last. (Actually, I'm in Lake Forest Il this week..not that far as the crow flies...from you. We had 2+ hrs of blowing big snow flakes Friday AM and temp was 36... Really? It's almost summer?!)
You are not so far into your journey. By now you do know that planning is critical. There is good reason to worry..temptation will be everywhere so you need a plan for each day..so if you get 1 plan that works..why not use it the whole week?
By coincidence, I will be there for an extended period beginning the 29 th......although I'm on maintenance...I have no desire to gain a lot of weight that will take me til the end of summer to lose.
Don't mind sharing my plan. First of all avoid the buffets for most meals unless there is a good chance you can make it work for you. But, If you do visit them..go alone the first time. Try not to go when it is most crowded. Walk around and take a look.
-There should be an omelette station at breakfast. AHA! You can replace the egg packet with REAL egg. Go for an egg white omelette made to order. Pick your allowed veggies... Add a small serving of romaine if you like to make your plate look full... Ok day 1.. Meal 1... You are still on plan. Does this work? Maybe you can be happy with this all week.
-Lunch..no problem getting a salad at lunch. For sure the buffet will have it..but so do the sit down restaurants..removing the temptation. If you save your (do a fruity) shake for lunch...mix it in a water bottle and add to club soda during the afternoon. ...ummm. You made it to dinner!!! Yay you!!!
-Dinner in an alacarte should be like any restaurant at home. Grilled meat..fish.. Veggie..salad.
-Evening snack..mix another fruity drink in a water bottle to take with you.....enjoy the shows and entertainment with club sodas and your IP fruity drink for color and flavor. Day is done. If you walk the beach..( you should) do water aerobics ..volleyball etc...you will come home on track-on plan and relaxed. And maybe even a few pounds down! You can do this.
Although I'm in maintenance...I have a plan similar to this in place. We will be away almost 3 weeks. So I MUST. Breakfast will be what I suggested for you. (I'm gluten free so toast,bread and desserts are not on my radar. Actually I remmber the Mexican baked things have a weird texture and don't taste like American versions anyway) I'll be using mio in my club soda instead of an IP packet.... and limiting alcohol to just a small amount of wine at dinner..and a champagne toast with family a few times for a few planed celebration announcements. Also..you can order mojitos with no sugar, no rum... You get lime and muddled mint...no carbs..very refreshing and in a tall glass) For lunch my salad will have shrimp or chicken like a P2 lunch ..not interested in fries or fatty food anymore because I like how I look in all my new my bathing suits.(LOL.... I'll be 66 in August..so that IS relative...) It was a hard 3/4 of a year getting to where I am and I know for me, food is not the main event anymore. I want to come home looking better than when I left. Relaxed..and a little tan and not upset because I gained and now need a reboot. That would ruin the rest of the summer.
You can do this...think..plan..feel good about it. If you don't feel good about the decisions you will need to make to stay on plan...how will you feel after you spend all that money on the trip
...and then have to do damage control all summer and into the fall to get to goal? That is not cheap mentally or $$$ wise. And will needing to do that ruin your resolve?
People with weight problems are never on a diet...instead we must decide and plan our daily diet every day for the rest of our lives. It's worth it. Trust me. Trust yourself. Have a wonderful trip.....and practice new life skills. Like who you are!!!