Day 66: Did somebody say vacation?

Day 65

Agh! I had such a great day yesterday, only to be sabotaged right at the end. I spent most of the evening working to finalize my reports before we leave on vacation today. I was on a roll, so my husband made dinner. I ate it as I typed and didn’t really pay much attention to what or how much I ate.

When I finally finished working, I sat on the couch and suddenly remembered that I hadn’t logged my dinner. I wasn’t worried because I’d done so well all day – I figured I had plenty of calories left to cover what I ate. I was wrong.

I ended the day at 1,734 calories. Luckily, I didn’t go over by a whole lot, but still. It was disappointing.

Final step count: 15,683

Day 66

Speaking of vacation, I mentioned in yesterday’s post that we’re headed to Fiji this weekend. We’ve been taking a family vacation every October over Columbus Day since my husband and I got married. We usually try to find a place that (1) we’ve never been to, and (2) is affordable, or better yet, cheap.

Although Fiji may not seem affordable, it’s actually not as pricey as it seems for those of us living out here in Asia. I found a great deal on our flights and we found this super cool boat on AirBnB that we could charter to sail around the islands for about the same price or less that it would cost to stay at a nice resort.

So yeah, we have this amazing, island hopping vacation planned, but here I am, slightly worried about hindering my weight loss progress while we’re away. Not cool.

Granted, it won’t be the end of the world if I gain a pound or two, but it’d be nicer if I didn’t, you know what I mean?

To be clear, I’m not trying to lose weight while on vacation. I’ve already decided that I won’t eat at a calorie deficit or try to get any workouts in. I’m sticking to my step goal and trying to eat at maintenance calories, but that’s it. I still feel like I need a plan to keep myself from going overboard (figuratively, not literally) though. How does that saying go? Failing to plan is planning to fail? Especially with the way this week has been going. So, here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

  • Limit the booze – We’ll be living on a boat with small kids, so knocking back cocktails with little umbrellas in them probably isn’t the safest idea.
  • Go for a walk at our daily stops/march in place on the boat if need be – I’m committed to hitting my step goal, even if I have to look ridiculous while doing it.
  • Eat the protein first – instead of digging straight into the carbs, I’m going to make an effort to eat my proteins first. Hopefully that’ll be filling enough to keep me from scarfing down the rest.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – I’m going to drink all the water.

If any of you has any ideas or suggestions on what else I can do to minimize the risk of gaining some vacation weight, please feel free to send them my way. I’m all ears (or is it eyes?).

Current step total: 9,286

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