Tuesday, July 10, 2007

maybe I should go on vacation more often

Weight Chart

I think there must be some sort of fat-attracting field located near my house. I seem to always lose weight when I go on vacation, no matter what kind of food sins I commit when I'm away. This time, especially, I would have expected a gain. I didn't journal at all.

One thing I noticed, though. When I'm counting my food, I feel like I have to eat the whole portion because I don't want to "cheat" myself -- if I'm counting 4 points for a cup of pasta, I'm going to eat every bite of it for those 4 points -- or at least eat some fraction of it that I can figure out, like 3/4 of it. If I'm not counting, I'll gladly give someone else a bite of what I'm eating if they want to try it, or throw away part of an apple if it doesn't taste very good. I know it sounds silly, but when I'm counting, I want to get my full value of whatever it is I'm eating. Otherwise, I might be hungry later and not have any points left.

I can't explain it, but maybe when I go to Chicago for BlogHer, I'll finally make my weight goal.


  1. congrats on your loss! i would like to think i lost weight while camping but its highly doubtful (i was up 2½ pounds on saturday)... feels good to be back OP though... :o)

  2. Nice work on the vacation loss! Is it possible your missing fat hovers somewhere above the ozone layer and waits for me to pack up a suitcase and hit an airplane to attack? Because, um, I don't really have the same effect as you do.

    And I do the same thing with the points, too. I think you'd have to or go hungry as a result.

  3. Congrats on the loss.

    I know what you mean about eating every bite when your counting it. I used to share with everyone, the dog, my parents, throw some away, now I eat everything on my plate. I'm paying for it dammit, I'm gonna eat it...Ha Ha!

  4. Your not sharing makes perfect sense to me, and doesn't sound silly at all. When you try to override your body and restrict your food using the brain rather than obeying your natural hunger patterns, your body and brain automatically think food is scarce and urge you to eat everything they can, as well as slowing your metabolism down to store fat. It's why diets don't work.

  5. thats wierd! but cool! i notice in you "about me" section that you are ABD! congrats. my bf just defended a couple weeks ago, he's finishing up his manuscsript for the final turn in....congartulations. such hard work, i know. ;)

  6. Maybe it's lack of stress when you're on vacation? Did you see Pasta Queen's entry today on stress and weight gain/loss? Not sure science has proven that no stress in one week could make a difference, but I bet it can.

    Hope you have a super great time at BlogHer!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07