Vacation Brain!

Last Thursday I didn’t weigh in since I was on vacation, today I weighed myself and was surprised to see I only gained 1.4 lbs. I am not disappointed with that weight because once again I failed to follow the plan I laid out in my last blog.

I am going to chalk it up to vacation brain, you may think I am just making up excuses but this is an actual problem for some of us overweight people.

At my maintaining change class last month we talked about how hard summer can be for some people to lose weight because their brain goes into vacation mode. The kids are on summer holidays, our schedules change, the weather is nice and we want to have a BBQ and a few drinks with friends. For me I definitely find the summer challenging even when I am not on an actual vacation for all the above reasons I mentioned, this is something I need to work on. vacay brain

I know that even with whatever bariatric surgery I end up having that it is not magic, it is a tool to help with weight loss and I will still be able to gain the weight back and that is assuming I am even able to lose all of the weight I want to. For this reason I need to really figure out how to get through the summer without throwing away my meal & activity plans.

I would like to add that I have made some progress because I didn’t gain 5-10 lbs on vacation, I have gained a total of 1.8 lbs over the whole summer. Yup I call that progress!

Now I just have to find a way to get back on track because I have been home for almost a week and although I did go to my regular yoga class last night I have not been following my normal eating plan and I have lost the motivation to get back on track.

no motivation

I have an appointment with my dietitian tomorrow afternoon so hopefully she will help me to find my motivation again.

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