Diet Dispatches

No guilt trips while away

September 13, 2011 

Vacation do's and don'ts

Carole Tanzer Miller, features editor, writes: A week into vacation, I'm being pretty good.

Accent the "pretty" in that sentence. I skipped Roake's foot-long hot-dog stand after forking over $14 for an emergency weigh-in at Weight Watchers and not liking the result. Checking my Lifetime Member listing in their database, the woman running the scale noted that I had lost 19 pounds since last weigh-in. That was more than a year ago. She said I should be proud. The scale, not so much.

We have been making a good effort to walk every day, often a couple of miles. It has been in the high 90s, low 100s every day, so that burns off water weight if nothing else.

Looking forward to seafood - especially the salmon sandwiches at the football stadium.

I'll get serious about the scale when I get home. This is, after all, a vacation, and I am no fan of guilt trips.

Make all 7 days count

Community blogger Alan Foster writes: Beginning weight: 225 / Current weight: 206

Over the last week, I was faithful in recording all the food I consumed and my exercise activity ... that is, until the weekend.

In recalling what I ate over the weekend, it's quite obvious that I eat much better when I'm frequently looking at a written list of what I'm consuming each day.

To add credibility to the benefit of this food/exercise journal, I lost another 2 pounds last week while finding a little motivation to keep the journal for seven days instead of five.

Maybe I'm onto something. We'll see what the scales have to say about it next week.

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