Yes, I Gained an Absurd Amount of Weight on Vacation

Yes, I Gained an Absurd Amount of Weight on Vacation

Yes, I Gained an Absurd Amount of Weight on Vacation

It’s funny.  I didn’t eat anything unhealthy.  I ordered salads, I drank water and Diet Coke.  I barely drank alcohol.  And I didn’t get myself ice cream once.  My food diary, if I kept one, would look like I was on Weight Watchers.

I suppose if you want to nit pick, yes, I may have picked at (read: polished off) my kids’ French fries everyday for 2 weeks – but that couldn’t be it.  I’m sure it wasn’t the ice cream cones that I ate ‘only to keep them from dripping.’  And it definitely wasn’t the chocolate munchkins that I ate because ‘they were sitting there.’  No, clearly, my thyroid is in trouble and I had better get it checked out.

Vacation weight gain, however unsightly, is a good reminder that:

a).  I love junk food as much, if not more, than any 10 year old kid.

b).  The only thing that keeps me from weighing 3 bills is a strong routine.  When I ease up my discipline on vacation, I can easily convince myself that a bagel smothered with butter AND cream cheese is a lean breakfast.

Now that vacation is over, I’m back to my old routine.  Strenuous exercise, limited carbs, and a wistful longing for French fries.

 

 

Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

lauren@laurennapolitanopsyd.com

www.laurennapolitanopsyd.com

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