This is me having a cafe con leche in a cafe in Spain!! I love how thin I look here!
The hardest thing about falling off the horse is getting back on, right? Well, that's what I'm faced with this week. I fell off the horse while I was home, big time. We're talking about nightly bowls of ice cream (I'm sorry, but Turkey Hill Eagles Sundae ice cream is da bomb), occassional trips to Rita's Italian Ice for their famous gelatis (YUM), and of course, my mom's great home cooking. What goes best with that home cooking? Bread. Lots of bread. And of course, since I was on vacation, I didn't exercise. Okay, that's not completely true. I think I went for three runs while I was home, but then my knee started to hurt (more on that in a later post), and I did also occassionally go for a walk with my mom at night. But most of my days were spent sleeping until 9, watching the Golden Girls, Frasier and Will and Grace on Lifetime, and then working in the afternoons until my mom came home from work.
Surprisingly enough when I weighed myself this morning, I was only two pounds heavier than what I was when I left in June. Sure, it's frustrating once again to move away from that 50 pound mark (I swear, this blog is going to have the biggest party once I hit 50 pounds gone!!), but it could be worse. When I left, I weighed in at 182.4. I'm now 184.4. When I weighed myself at home, the highest I got to was 186.6. That was my worst nightmare... that I was going to come back here and weigh myself on my "official scale" and find that I had gained 5 whole pounds. Luckily, that didn't happen. Phew! I can't tell you how relieved I am about that!
Last night I went grocery shopping and bought foods that are going to help me get back in the saddle again. I even went to the gym this morning and did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on a bike. Now I'm off to spark people to plan my food for the day, and then I'm heading into the office for a half day of work... I gotta ease back in after being gone for so long :) I'll leave y'all with a picture of me standing in front of a wall in Spain that dates back to the 1200s: