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It just isn't worth it

Friday, October 10, 2014

We just returned from 8 weeks in northern MN at the lake.
I tried to post a picture, but it says the file is too big? I thought SP adjusted the size for uploading??

At the lake we do everything the hard way- we "camp" except our shelters are 2 garage buildings and a 5th wheel. It's a lot of physical work for us. 11 children (7 disabled) 4 adults (2 disabled) 3 dogs (who are city dogs with delicate digestion issues :o(

The nearest grocery only carries the basics- twinkies, bread, ( have you smelled bread lately? it smells bad!) a few meats at sky high prices, and few "old" veggies from I don't know where. Of course beer and gas are everywhere!

The humidity at the lake is so hard on my arthritis. I can barely sleep at night even with medication. My back hurts. I realize I haven't lost enough weight to be as physically active there as I'd like.

I brought my food because I'm low carb, kinda paleo and high fat. I couldn't bring 8 weeks worth, so I gave in and ate a few things I normally wouldn't- 1/2 a hamburger bun, brown rice, a muffin, a few beers. (o.k. quite a few beers) In my mind I was so much more active at the lake that I figured I'd burn it off??.........nope. :o( I gained 5 stinkin pounds :o(

When I got home I noticed I was so "off" in my energy and brain function. And I felt like crap. (it wasn't just because I wanted to go back up north- LOL!) It took 5 days home to STOP myself from my vacation diet. Why do I get into routines like that where I sabotage all my hard work?
And why do I do it here and there as well, telling myself it's o.k., when it's not. My cholesterol had even gone up.

I crave low carb foods, I love my low carb foods, fat is delicious. Fresh tastes so much better! So yesterday halfway thru the day I told myself this is crazy!

Today is my first day back charting my LC nutrition on the SP tracker. I am starting with October, and then I'll re-commit every month after. I see that I need to do that (recommit often) or I just flake away.

Eating the things that weigh us down just isn't worth it.

Never quit! We CAN do it!!
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  • GEMINIGEM6
    You know I understand from the blog I just did on my mini vacay. It's all good. We just get back on it and keep going! :)
    2231 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I giggled a bit at the too many beers.... I know when in pain it is tempting to have those. There was a grocery store demo of hard liquor and I have a good time a couple weeks ago for free. It did help my pains. Recommitting is so important!
    2235 days ago
  • KOSHIE1
    Except for the camping part, I could've written this! I do exactly the same thing! I COULD be better, I KNOW how to be better, I PREPARE to be better, but I just don't EXECUTE while traveling on vacation! And like you, I desperately need the weight off my knees!

    It takes 1 day to regain 1 pound, and it takes me 21 days of flawless EFFORT to lose 1 pound I regain. So messing up on vacation is really not worth it to me!

    So how do I BE better? WHAT is and WHERE is my motivation? And HOW do I keep it foremost in my mind? I've identified the problem; I just haven't figured out a solution!

    I know that is no help. But maybe you and I can kick it around and motivate each other until we FIND our answers!

    2243 days ago
  • JENNYPOO45
    welcome back I started back today so maybe we can help each other have a great week emoticon
    2243 days ago
  • A_NEW_JAN
    What's with those lake community grocery stores?! The one near our lake house does carry big, fat steaks that cost as much as a house payment, but other than that, it is white bread, old veggies, chips, soda, beer and ice cream novelties. As much as I love low carb foods, it is very hard to stay true to LC while at the lake.
    If you were camping for 8 weeks & only gained 5 pounds, I applaud you!
    I love that you are re-committing now, and each month. That's a very positive strategy!
    2246 days ago
  • LACEYKYLE
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    2246 days ago
  • STEVEN2GO2
    emoticon emoticon the vacation was so difficult for your nutrion goals!
    Good luck with getting back on track and your routine!

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    2246 days ago
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  • PAQTEQ
    emoticon On the topic of taking a while to get back on the wagon after falling off. I did that during my vacation. Was off track for almost 2 months. Sometimes, I it's just not worth it.

    PS. I'm sure the kids appreciated you taking them camping. emoticon
    2246 days ago
  • WOUBBIE
    Welcome back! You'll bounce back quickly, I'm sure!

    (((hugs)))
    2246 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I find it difficult to eat well when away from home. I'm so glad you are getting back on plan. I've missed you!!
    2246 days ago
  • TWESTEN1
    I'm so glad you're back!!! I've missed you :)
    Hey - you did the best you could do while away & you've already got yourself back on track. That is awesome. It does take a while to get out of crappy eating mode - even when we're not enjoying it. So, here's to a fabulous month & that weight will start coming off again.
    2246 days ago
  • NEWSPARKDEBBIE
    You just summed up most of my day's. TY for being so honest....
    2247 days ago
  • MSFROGGIE
    People don't realize how sensative they are to gluten. It plays havoc with your body and brain.

    Glad you are home and back to a regular routine.
    2247 days ago
  • IRISHHONEYBEE
    Good for you getting back on track. It is hard to get back into the habit.
    2247 days ago
  • FORZACHANDMATT
    I'm sorry but kudos to you for not giving up and getting back on track! How do you like the SP tracker? I just ordered one
    2247 days ago
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