Sunday, June 26, 2011

W25, Day 5: Vacation!

So, despite my best intentions, my resolve to eat healthfully on our recent vacation pretty much flew out the window--okay, okay, maybe I gave it a little push out that window--from the very first day.  I noticed food all around from the moment we arrived at the airport at lunchtime.  Still, after looking at all the options, I shared a turkey sandwich and some fruit with my husband for lunch with a tiny block of chocolate as a reward for behaving myself.  So far, so good.  But as soon as we stepped off the plane and met our friends we went to In-N-Out.  Now, I could have chosen to not eat or just get a soda, but is that me?  Heck no.  I love In-N-Out.  After that it was all and a churro at Disneyland, jamoncillo and a cupcake in L.A., late night soft tacos, wine, pancakes, and the crowning glory, beef and cilantro rolls wrapped in onion fry bread and steamed dumplings.  As I mentioned in a status update on Facebook, I felt like I was eating my way across Southern California.

Perhaps I should feel regretful, guilty, or embarrassed about my food behavior.  To be entirely honest with you, I don't.  I wasn't eating because I was out of all control, but rather because I was on vacation with friends and I suppose we were eating to enhance the experience of the activities  in which we were engaged.  For instance, Disneyland was tons of fun, but it was even better with a churro.  Is this bad?  I suppose if it were to continue on now that we're back home it would be because that's how I got to this point to begin with.  However, we came home and got back to the business of healthful eating and have returned to our gym schedule.   If our vacation had been a true food binge, I would not be back in control today.  Besides, I enjoyed every minute of this trip--it ended far too soon!--and I can't bring it in me to regret my food choices.

So, while I regret that I will have regressed on the scale, I am still feeling good overall.  I enjoyed myself, but I'm back on track now.  But dang, that beef roll sure was delicious--good thing the restaurant is hours away!


  1. you can totally blame in and out on me. B

  2. Nah, I'm a huge In-N-Out fan myself. :)