60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 79,383

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!!

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    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
    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
    welcome back I started back today so maybe we can help each other have a great week emoticon
    2243 days ago
    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
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2246 days ago
    emoticon emoticon the vacation was so difficult for your nutrion goals!
    Good luck with getting back on track and your routine!

    2246 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14651201
    2246 days ago
    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
    Welcome back! You'll bounce back quickly, I'm sure!

    2246 days ago
    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
    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
    You just summed up most of my day's. TY for being so honest....
    2247 days ago
    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
    Good for you getting back on track. It is hard to get back into the habit.
    2247 days ago
    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
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by JUST-ELIZ