If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Thursday, April 21, 2011

How did I do on the trip, and after?

When I've got a good program going, I'm always anxious about taking a trip or having some other encounter where I have to yield considerable control over my diet and activity level.  This was no different.

On Tuesday, April 12, I weighed in at 190.4 lbs, which was my low so far (3 days in a row).  Tuesday was travel day, so not much activity except walking through the Salt Lake City and Oakland airports.  And lots of sitting.  Not too bad on the diet.  Wednesday was a lot of walking, as I was on site for 8 hours, with very little sitting during that time.  The diet was a bit worse.  Thursday more walking, for about a 6 hour period, but the diet deteriorated even more.  Friday was travel day. I flew to Burbank and met with friends and enjoyed pizza and toasted bread sticks. Very good.  Then I flew back to Oakland and then on to Salt Lake City.

Saturday I resumed my 1800 calorie budget, but was very tired all day so I rested instead of doing my step routine.  But I was back at it Monday night.

So, what was the damage?  Saturday morning I weighed 192.8, and Sunday morning 193.6. That was the peak of the weight gain.  Monday down to 192.6; same on Tuesday; Wednesday down to 191.6; and this morning, back to my pre-trip low of 190.4.

I'm very pleased with the success of this particular program.

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