Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vacation and staying focused

Today is our last full day of vacation in Edisto Beach, SC. It's been amazing. Lots of time on the beach, lots of laziness in our wonderful condo, and lots of great time with my loves.

And this trip has not been about food. We actually haven't eat out once during the entire trip. Yes, it really cuts expense to cook/eat at the condo when you have six people to feed. But it also helps to keep focused when you are trying to stay on track with losing weight.

Has it been easy? Hell, no. It's been hard as hell when you're so accustomed to eating whatever you want on vacation. And especially when you're surrounded by sweets and 'convenience' food that you love.

Is it worth it? Absolutely. I am feeling pretty great right now and I don't want to ruin it. It's also just not worth ruining my progress over the past month or so. I'm worth it.

My friend took this picture on day 1... A candid shot. A few years ago I would have made her immediately delete any candid shots because I was so self conscious. I actually like this one. I am making progress. And I can see it.

It's been easy to stick to my Personal Trainer food since our condo has a full kitchen. I packed it in ice for the trip and immediately put it in the freezer. No excuses. It's a lifesaver. 

I'm off to go walk on the beach! 


  1. Keep staying on track! Worth the work. You'll return from vacation relaxed and feeling great.
    My food addiction does not take a vacation, but I do and it's worth it to stay food sober-IMO


  2. Hollie! That is wonderful!! How hard it is just day to day but being focused enough to stay on track while on vacation and not use vacation as an excuse to eat anything you want - I am so happy for you and totally impressed.

    This means a great deal to me today as I try again to get myself focused!

    Great job!!!


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