• 6 days ago

    Going on vacation...

    And I'm so so so so excited! I've literally never been on a real vacation... Not once growing up or even in my adult life (I'm 28 years old). So as you can imagine, I am beyond estatic to be going to Turks & Caicos. But I'm also a little nervous. I recently lost 80 lbs and I still have 20 more lbs to go. I'm the type of person that I need to be pretty regimented and strict about what I eat and even the food I allow myself to be around. Thus, I'm afraid that this vacation is merely going to be the ripping off of a bandaid that will lead me to gaining back all my weight. You may think this is irrational, but I know the type of person I am and it's really hard for me to get back ON a bandwagon when I've fallen off.

    That being said, I still want to have fun and enjoy myself! This is a great opportunity and I don't know when the next time it will present itself again.

    How can I not totally fall of the wagon while I'm on vacation? I need tips! What should my balance be? Can I splurge? Should I splurge? I dont hanging off the wagon a little bit, but I don't want to fall all of the way off of it!


  • RE: Going on vacation...

    I have done a lot of dieting and a lot of travelling in my life so I will tell you what I do. I find there are many hotels that have a gym, and I make use of them if they do. I also don't let my self do too much lounging around. I try to stay active and do plenty of sightseeing to burn calories. I take healthy snacks with me in my suitcase, and I try to eat healthy for breakfast and lunch, then eat the foods that are typical of the place I am visiting for my dinner. I avoid alcohol and I drink lots and lots of water. These things usually keep my weight under control while I am away from home. I usually have to come straight home and get right back into my normal, healthy routine, otherwise, if I don't start back right away, it's really hard to get back into my pre-vacation routine. I hope some of this helps! Have a great time on your vacation!