So this week Dave and I are heading up to Boothbay, ME for a visit with his brother and sister-in-law. I wasn't sure we'd be able to go this year, so I'm really excited we found a way to work it out. I love it up there and we always have a great time. MANY thanks go to my nephew, Michael, who will be house-sitting and caring for our beloved Seymour.
I'm a little concerned about the week and what it will bring. I've had a really amazing run at WW these last few weeks (14.8 lbs in 3 weeks!), and it's probably time that the weight loss will be slowing down a bit to a more reasonable rate. But throw in a vacation week and my anxiety level is a little higher.
I'm bringing my tracking notebook with me, and intend to write down everything I eat. One of the cool things about where we're going is that there aren't any chain restaurants in the area, it's all local-owned. But that can make tracking a bit of a challenge, since my guesstimating skills aren't that sharp. I want to make as many good choices as possible, and with the abundance of fresh seafood I should be able to focus on that. My plan is to make the best choices I can, indulge a little in some of the unique things up there that I really love (hello Moody's Diner 4-berry pie!), and write it all down.
I also have a plan to get in some activity while I'm there. My brother in law's house is close to their local Y, so we can guest there a few times to swim a bit, or do some cardio. They also have a big soccer field and playground behind their house, so I can always walk a few laps. That's actually my preference - I'd much rather be outside than in a gym. The biggest concern I have is the plantar fasciitis acting badly and limiting my mobility. I really lurch around by the end of the day, even with only moderate day-to-day level activity, like grocery shopping. But getting some activity in is going to be crucial in managing the week. I'm bringing some pain pills with me and my anti-inflammatory rub.
I haven't set a weight based goal for the week. I think it's more important for me to set these behavioral goals instead, and let the scale fall where it may! Now excuse me while I go pack!