I spent part of last week in Yellowstone.
I spent the other part getting ready for the trip.
One of the more memorable parts of my trip prep was seeing if I could fit in my pre-pregnancy jeans. (I haven’t worn them since May 2010.) Looking back on this, I had an inkling that letting my 3 1/2 year old join me for this task was a bad idea.
As I rifled through my closet to find my jeans, I began to be peppered with the standard:
What are you doing? Why are you doing that? What are those pants? Why do you need those?
That should have been the sign to turn on Yo Gabba Gabba and reunite with my jeans in peace. But I kept plodding on. Digging for jeans.
Mom, why are those pants too small?
How come they won’t zip up? Do you need my help?
Why are you trying on those jeans now?
Did you get bigger? Do you need new jeans because you are a big girl now?
What are those jeans? Do they fit?
What’s the matter, Mom?
Needless to say, my jeans didn’t fit.
Lucky for me, I had hung onto a few pairs of bigger jeans (pre-pre-pregnancy) so I didn’t have to go bottomless while in Yellowstone.
After my lack-of-plan weight gain, I settled on a plan. It was an easy one:
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Enjoy the trip. Walk, hike and play. Don’t eat like a crazy woman...except when it’s time to make S’mores. Or have a Margarita.
Not an intense plan, I’ll grant you, but a plan nonetheless.
So I took a little hike to the Lower Falls. (With 20 extra pounds strapped to my chest.)
I rocked the swings at the KOA with my girl.
And I enjoyed my Margarita by the campfire.
In the end it worked out. I lost one pound last week. Not an epic achievement on paper, but for a week that was jam-packed with to-do’s, activities, and S’mores I am happy with it.
I’m rejuvenated from my vacation and I’m ready to kick some serious booty. Mostly because I don’t want to still be wearing my “big jeans” when the weather cools down here.
- Starting Weight: 195.5 pounds
- Week Three Weight: 191 pounds (-1 pound this week / 4.5 pounds total)
- Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Do you have any rules for staying healthy while you travel?
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