Monday, July 27, 2009

Back from vacation, and I have no regrets

I got home around 11 p.m. last night, but didn't get to sleep until almost 1 a.m. Lots of catching up with the hubby last night/this morning. Turns out he really missed me while I was gone for nine days. I should do solo vacations more often. Right now I'm exhausted. The typical I need a "vacation to recoup from my vacation" story.

I had a really great time in Alaska, I always do. Did lots of stuff, lots of visiting with everyone, and lots of pictures (about 500 pictures--gotta love a 2GB memory stick). I'll post the pictures later, right now I'm late for work.

No exercise to speak of except swimming every day, but not swimming for exercise. It was swimming for fun, mostly playing with the kids or floating around on an inflatable chaise lounge. Even though it was 75-80 degrees all week, the water temperature was 68-70 degrees, which is very cold. Every time I got in the water it took my breathe away. The only way to stay warm was to keep moving, so I got a little exercise.

I weighed this morning, and I'm up to 163.4. I thought I had gained a lot more because it turned out to be an eating frenzy week. When you have kids around, there's a lot of junk food. Plus lots of family dinners with tons of food, and two Sunday brunches at the best brunch place in town. The brunch included 18 feet of desserts, and I had one of each. I just couldn't resist all the temptation.

Today is back to work and back to healthy eating, counting Points and exercise. Also a detox from the sugar. I think I ate more sugar last week than I have in the last year.

Even though it was fun eating all kinds of good food (Tillamook Udderly Chocolate is my new favorite ice cream), I'm glad to be home and back in control of what I eat. The next couple of days will be tough, but once I get through them it'll just be part of my routine again.

I have no regrets.


spunkysuzi said...

No regrets and a good time??? Awesome!!
Glad to have you back :)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Glad to have you back!

Ella Enchanted said...

So glad you are back safe & with no regrets! I can't wait to see your pictures. :) I'm sure catching up at work is going to take a while, enjoy your week!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!

antgirl said...

Mmmm. I forgot everything after Tillamook. LOL

Glad you had a great time and glad to have you back!

bbubblyb said...

Glad you had a good vacation. I wouldn't worry about the scale being up it seems vacation weight comes back off pretty easily.

Ida said...

Vacations are great for the soul. Especially when you get to visit with your family. Glad you enjoyed it guilt free.

saoirse said...

i missed your posts so much! but im glad you had a great time- you certainly needed it. cut out the sodium, drink the water and youll lose it right away!

Maria06 said...

Thank you for sharing the informative post.

To be able to carry out other functions of our life effectively, we have no option but to help our body function effectively first. All it takes to keep oneself healthy is a little bit of care and prevention.

Choose that weight loss program which has exercise programs built in and also gives emphasis on lifestyle changes. This will help you to lose weight and keep it off for a longer time and at the same time it will also keep you fit and healthy.

Ron said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation. You will be back into a routine in no time.