Today is my first day back in New York after an outstanding week with my family in Colorado. Everything about my trip was awesome. And though my eating habits certainly could have been better – though I considered each choice as I made it – I exercised several times while I was there. We were also active everyday so I hope the scale reflects the work I did to burn off the calories I ate while I was away.
We don’t have Chick-fil-A restaurants in New York so I ate Chick-fil-A sandwiches for lunch almost everyday. (Yeah..not joking.) Their “Original” is worth 10 WW points so I skipped the fries and ate fruit instead. I also ate sushi twice, but I do that at home too. What can I say? I know what I like. 😉 I ate other things that I wouldn’t normally eat like chips and queso at the Mexican restaurant and one cup of Chicken Alfredo (16 WW points per cup. Yikes!) and ice cream.
On the flip side, I ate so much Fiber One Key Lime yogurt that I’m surprised I haven’t turned green. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but I ate it once a day. I’ve mentioned it before, but that stuff is incredible! I wish I didn’t have to travel all the way to New Jersey to find it! I also ate grapes daily and ate more than the recommended amount of fiber each day. And I drank so. much. water. I always drink water, but there were some days in which I drank a gallon.
Even eating some unhealthy foods each day, I burned more calories than I took in. I mentioned in my last post that I ate “controlled amounts of garbage,” and it’s true. But I can honestly say that I feel better today eating healthy foods- lighter on my feet, more energized and ready to workout – than I did staying within my WW points eating unhealthy foods. On a side note, weeks like this definitely prove why Weight Watchers works long-term.
Since returning last night I’ve already been to the supermarket. I’ve stocked up on fruits, veggies, lean meats and milk. And while vacation was great, I’m excited to be back in my routine of healthy eating and exercise. I worked out at the gym earlier today, and now I’m heading out to do some cardio.
I’ll face the scale tomorrow, and I hope I see a loss. But whatever happens, I’ll remember that I made choices that weren’t as healthy as usual. And I’ll remind myself that I’ve already jumped back into my regular, healthy mode, full of good food and healthy choices. Next week will reflect that, and today is a new day. I choose to make it a healthy one.
How’s your week going? What kind of choices are you making?