Yes, you read that correctly. The scale moved in the wrong direction this week, but it's really no surprise to me. Not only have I had a lot of trouble making time to exercise with all the "end of the school year" craziness, but our camping trip made for a dieting challenge, too.
While we were smart to pack chicken breasts to grill, and healthy snacks like yogurt, bananas, and granola bars, there is just something about sitting around the camper that makes you want to eat. At the campfire I had a couple of smores (but drank absolutely no alcohol), and at the beach I managed to stay away from the giant bag of Doritos. For lunch we grilled fat free hot dogs (I skipped the buns) and munched on baked chips and salsa (that counts as serving of veggies, doesn't it?), but it was really hard not to eat for no reason other than to pass the time. I'm still "soda pop free" since February, so I only drank water, but I didn't exercise the way I wanted to either. I was planning on doing some great early morning running, but it was cold and wet, and I'll admit, that's a pretty lame excuse.
Live and learn, right? Next time, I know what to do differently. I'll pre-cut and pack bags of carrots, celery, cucumbers, and green peppers, so that when the boredom munchies strike, I'll be prepared with a healthy, low-calorie option. I will bring along my iPod and make time for a run before I allow myself to hit the beach. We also learned how to kayak this trip, so there's another exercise alternative. As for the smores... well, it's camping, and that's just part of the fun!
So, I have major grocery shopping to do today (the cupboards are truly bare!) and I will get on the treadmill this afternoon. My running buddy has been out of town, but she's back now, so that will help a lot. Friends from work are planning a bike ride Friday, so I'm looking forward to that, too. So I WILL see you next week with a return to "Weight LOSS Wednesday"!!!