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!!