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Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Holiday and vacation weight gain

For all the crap, sweets, fatty foods I ate and all the beer and wine I drank I have to say the weight gain as a total isn’t bad. I have to lose 5.4 pounds to get back to my goal weight. Today is Day 1 of eating much healthier. It’s hard. But I am […]


Vacation weight gain

So from Sept. 12-28 I was on vacation. From about September 1 to present I have been on vacation from being on plan. And in that time I only gained two pounds. (I am 5 pounds away from my goal weight.)¬†And I drank A LOT of beer while in Europe. I also did A LOT […]


Getting back on track

While in Europe I pretty much ate and drank whatever I wanted. I do believe when you are on vacation one should enjoy themselves: enjoy the culture. And a lot of that has to do with the food and alcoholic beverages. One good thing about Europe is there is a lot of walking. But my […]


Spin class is a stress reliever

I am in major stress load. Between trying to get things done at work, not having a working computer at work (working on a loaner laptop–two days so far), trying to get things done around the house before we take off for Europe on Saturday and the fact that my boss has a new boss […]


Last few pounds are killer

So when I was first losing weight, the last 10 pounds were the hardest. Since trying to get back to my goal weight I didn’t even have 10 pounds to lose, more like 8-9. These last 3-4 are barely moving on the scale for me. I was hoping to be at my goal weight by […]


Challenging week ahead

For most of this month I have been pretty on track when it comes to what I am eating and how often I am going to the gym. I am proud to say that lately I have been hitting my target of going to the gym six times a week. Not even just this week […]


A little bit of a shocker

For a while now I have known that I needed to lose some weight. Not a lot. I figured about 5 pounds. This morning I weighed myself on a very reliable scale and was shocked at the number. It is really more like 10 pounds that I need to lose. A couple of those pounds […]


Balance between effort and ease

That was the theme today in my yoga class. I hadn’t worked out since Wednesday, with work being so busy and then being out of town. So today seemed a little tougher than usual. Sarah, the regular Mon/Wed a.m. yoga instructor, was back today after being out for about five weeks. I don’t have very […]


Back at it

Since Saturday I have been to the gym five times. When you are traveling a lot, get sick, go on vacation and then come back from vacation and try to catch up and then go to a seminar it is difficult to keep up with the workouts and healthy eating. But Saturday was the day […]