This morning, I weighed in at 119.8 pounds. I’m about two pounds above my goal weight, but I’m happy to say that I’m moving in the right direction again. Last week I weighed 121.2.
This week included a trip to the Bahamas. I’m less apt to watch what I eat when I’m on an international trip. Enjoying the food is part of the travel experience. I had three fairly large meals while I was there.
In addition to allowing myself to enjoy a large dinner, I also give myself permission to eat food I wouldn’t eat at home. At home, I’ve mostly switched to a vegan diet. On a trip, I’ll usually eat pizza at least once, even though it’s loaded with cheese. On this trip, I had a pizza that included bacon. I had to try it, because this pizza also had slices of pumpkin. I was at a restaurant that uses innovative combinations of ingredients. I also had seafood with two my other meals. After all, I was in the islands.
Where I made progress this week was on snacking. It probably helped that my flight home on Sunday didn’t arrive until after 9:00 PM. By the time I got home from the airport, it was late enough that I wasn’t tempted to snack. I realized last week that I’m most prone to binge snacking on the day I come home from a trip.
This week, I’m going to try to improve my snacking habits by having some healthy snack foods in the house. Yesterday, we went grocery shopping, so I picked up some seedless grades. Grapes are sweet enough to satisfy my cravings for sweet foods, but they don’t have many calories. Twenty grapes is a filling snack with only 30 calories.