Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Were home!!

Good morning!

We are finally home from our trip. It was an amazingly good time! We laughed, played with Mickey Mouse, ate GREAT food and spent a lot of money. After a 21 hour drive, we made it home Sunday early evening.

Weight wise -- I posted before we left that I was very nervous at how I would handle myself with all of the wonderful food around all the time. In looking at the overall trip, I think I did very well! I made good choices, didn't feel deprived and even at desert at almost every meal! I tracked my food everyday in my notebook and logged it all into Sparkpeople.com yesterday. The first few days of the trip I ate between 1200 and 1300 calories a day. Towards the end, my calorie intake increased to just over 1500 a day.
I wore a pedometer on everyday to see what my mileage per day was. We walked anywhere from 9 to 12 miles a day! On average, it was a 1400 calorie burn a day! So, eating 1500 calories a day was really ok. Three days into the trip I started getting famished by every meal. I knew my body needed the calories and I was more than willing to find some! However, the majority of my calories came from protein, fruits and veggies. I did get desserts but would eat a bite or maybe two. Ok, maybe on the pineapple upside down cake, I ate almost the entire thing - but it was WONDERFUL!

During the trip I drank orange juice with breakfast, had 6 ounces of vanilla coke with lunch one day and one alcoholic drink. Other than that, water, only water, and LOTS of it. However, during the drives I couldn't drink much because I did not want to have to make pit stops. Because of that, I knew I would be dehydrated when we got home. But I didn't know how badly dehydrated I would be. My feet and hands were horribly swollen and I had a hard time wearing any button pants or shorts. So, I gave myself yesterday off to not only get rested and unpacked but to rehydrate as well.

Before I tell you what the scale said this morning - Ill let you know that of the clothes I bought for the trip - two pair of shorts and a pair of capri pants - the all fit great! Even the capris, that I really didn't think I would wear because of my love handles hanging over the sides, fit fairly well. While there, I bought a pair of shorts and several shirts. The shorts are an XL from the women department. This was the largest size they carried in that department. I would not have been able to get the shorts with out losing the weight first. They are SO cute! So, I was excited about that. I also got a hoodie sweatshirt that's a size L. There's no X or number in front of the L! I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to wear a Large anything!

Ok! Ok! Get to the point Lindsey - What did the scale say???


Yup! A 3.4 pound loss while on vacation!! :0)

I'm working on a post now with tons of pics from the trip. I took tons of pics! I also plan on spending the day getting caught up on everyone's blogs. I have several I follow, so this could take a while.

I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks so much for the encouragement and well wishes - you guys are amazing!


Jessica - cbgblog said...

That is AWESOME!!!!
Way to keep with it. Super proud of you!

She woke up FAT said...

Wow you went on a trip and lost weight! You my superhero.

I think it's awesome that you are not going to let you kids eat school lunch anymore. Of course your school's lunches may not be as unhealthy as the ones in question.
I'm guilty of letting my daughter order on days I'm too lazy to make her lunch but I wont' be allowing that anymore.

Minnesota Mami said...

That's awesome Linds! I have a vacation coming up in a couple of weeks and I hope I can report the same kind of loss at the end of it! :)

Holly @ Making Over Me

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting. And congrats on the loss! Awesome!

Kelly said...

You are completely awesome! That loss is super duper WOOHOOO!!! Congrats!
We just got back from our Disneyland trip yesterday and I hear ya on the 9 - 12 miles per day!! My husband had some blisters on his feet! Thank goodness I didn't. I also drank tons of water but then laid off a little cause I didn't want to have to make a pit stop around every corner! I am weighing in on Monday morning and hope to report a loss like you but I'm not holding my breath! I ate relatively good considering all the junk that was offered!!!

Can't wait to see the pics you took. I took over 600! I'll be posting my Disney blog tomorrow, I'm still worn out!

Congrats again! You rock!