Last Blog Post Until Getting Back From Vacation

Day 298

This will be my last blog post until getting back from vacation. My family is going to London for 5 days. We fly back on July 21. So my next blog post will be an update on some amount of definite weight gain over this trip. Hopefully, I will stay below 79.0. But I am going to enjoy myself and not worry about it too much.

It’s still not clear whether I will be able to exercise on this trip. We are staying near Hyde Park, which apparently has some good trails. But I’ll have to scope it out first. And even if I do exercise, it won’t be every day. Hotels with gyms were a bit too expensive, so that option didn’t work out. Of course, it would be great to choose a hotel with a gym if you are taking a trip and want to keep up your exercise plan. But this is going to depend on your finances, and $300+ a night for a hotel with a gym seemed awfully excessive to me.

I have had a lot of ups and downs over the past few weeks. But all in all, I have still maintained my weight to a reasonable degree. 76.7 was my Day 297 weight, and that is 1.7 kg (about 3 to 4 pounds) over my target weight. As discussed recently, though, it is not easy to hit and maintain my target weight. I feel that a difficult weight keeps me motivated, while an easier weight to maintain may cause me to slack off too much. So as long as I stay within a few pounds, then I am happy.

Now, it’s understandable that I may get more than 5 pounds over my target weight if going on vacation. And this is going to happen even on a 5-day trip. That is okay as long as I stay committed to losing that weight when getting back home and resuming my normal schedule.

I don’t want to go too crazy on this trip as far as diet. But it just stands to reason that I am going to cheat. Of course, there is nothing wrong with trying to stick to your diet on a trip. But that is really hard when you are going to a new place and not familiar with the surroundings. Thus, for this London trip, I’ll just enjoy myself but try to place a reasonable limit each day.

I did one last run in the morning before going on my trip. When I woke up, my weight was a disappointing 78.2 even after going to the bathroom twice. Then, I ran for approximately 81 minutes, losing about 1.0 kg. I then weighed in at 77.1 at about 10 in the morning. I am going to weigh in at 12 noon, and this may be another day with a bit of weight gain. Although I am not happy with this, I drank a comparatively large amount of water yesterday. This may be a factor in today’s weight.

I decided to weigh in a couple of hours early, and my final weight was 77.0 kg. This is a gain of .3 kg, but you have to keep in mind that the weigh-in was early. So while I gained even more weight again today, I am still .3 kg to the positive since right before beginning extreme measures.

Well, that’s about it for now. I’ll be back in 5 days.

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