Originally Posted by cactusrose63
Kimberly, I find this thread intriguing. I went away for 5 days last week and maintained my weight which I was excited about. Ecstatic really! Here's why: Every single summer for the past 10-12 years I have gained and actually not been able to wear some of my clothes by the end of just a ONE week vacation!!!! So as you can see I just felt I could not trust myself with going away for just a few days. I really think in the past though I went crazy because I would go without so many things for the rest of the year, I felt it was time to celebrate--and obviously celebrate in a BIG way! I would feel so bad physically and beat myself up mentally and emotionally though after vacation, it was really a downer. I just knew I had to do something different this year. Then I found JUDDD and I fell in
!!! It is the easiest WOE I have every been able to actually live with
day in and day out.
I am hoping one day to just eat if I am hungry when on vacation like you were able to--still not sure if I feel I can trust myself fully in that regard. So last week when we went out of town, I thought I would try a kind of transitioning to that advanced level of vacation eating. What I did differently was I ate lighter every other day in general, not counting any calories, just roughly estimating. But I still had wine every night with friends. And dessert. But every other day I had a little less alcohol and smaller serving(s) of dessert. I journaled it all in a thread called Strategies for Maintaining While on Vacation. I realized I could still enjoy myself and indulge in yummy things. But the best thing I got out of this experiment was that I felt really good physically and felt good about myself and I still felt good in my clothes at the end of our visit. And good energy, another bonus. I guess all this time--all these years--I was looking for a WOE that would allow me to indulge and have "food fun" on vacation and still let me feel good when I got home. Did I mention that I
ps: You look simply stunning in your new picture! So glowing and slim.
Oh Barb this warms to my heart to hear that you have found your home(woe)
It is soo freeing to be able to eat and feel great and lose not only weight.. but even more important.. "worry"
I too love JUDDD.. WTG and keep the faith