So I consider this week a success! I did not lose nor gain any weight, which probably sounds like it may not be a success. However, I was completely off my schedule from traveling back east to visit one of my closest friends so all factors considered I am really proud of myself for not gaining. Traveling is hard on your body no matter how good you are trying to be and to be honest I wasn’t super strict on myself because I wanted to enjoy my vacation. The good news is I found that there are still a lot of healthy options out there for people while they are traveling. I found this amazing tofu and roasted vegetable wrap at a place inside Terminal 4 at LAX. I didn’t eat it until about half through my plane ride but it was the perfect lunch that didn’t leave me bloated or uncomfortable during that 6 hour ride.
Then once I landed the only thing open (being it was 10 PM) was Wegmans grocery store. I had never been to one but they have a ton of reasonably priced healthy options and even soups and salads that are pre-packaged and fresh. I was very thankful for this since I was wiped out tired and could have easily not eaten or eaten something that made me feel yucky.
So I definitely indulged in some wine and cheese and tried some new dishes I don’t normally have when I’m on my normal schedule at home but found there are so many healthier options in other ethnic foods that are fun and very favorable. Here is a picture of some French cuisine we tried in Washington D.C. It was top notch quality and flavor by the way.
I also tried Peruvian food which was totally amazing as well.
One of the things I have learned on my weight loss journey is that I don’t have to deprive myself of the things I love just becasue I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I can still enjoy my little indulgences I just don’t have to eat the entire plate of food or drink the entire bottle of wine. You know? Moderation has really helped me stay on track and not feel completely deprived of the things I love. Here are some more pics of my fun weekend back east.
I am definitely glad to be back home and on my usual schedule but I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation and do not feel like I completely threw my progress away just becasue I was off my schedule for awhile. The point of all this is you can still live your life and enjoy things even when you are following a healthy lifestyle.