Well, I can’t say I did great diet-wise… but I’m hoping the 12+ hours of walking we did each day will counteract some of those calories I ingested (hello caramel apples)! I refuse to get on the scale until Friday (my real weigh-in day) because I know for sure I got dehydrated while we were there and I’m carrying around some water weight. I brought my bobble but didn’t do a stellar job at keeping it full. I’ll let you know the real damage on Friday.
It’s not all bad news, though. Going to Disneyland 40 pounds lighter than I was last time (and in a lot better shape) was really motivating. Here are some things I noticed:
I didn’t have to worry about fitting into any seats! If you’re overweight, you know how terrible it is to worry if you’re going to be able to get a seat belt snapped or a safety harness on. It was amazing to not even have to think twice about it. I felt like a “normal” person!
Getting in and out of rides was a whole lot easier than it used to be. Even the tricky ones weren’t as tricky any more!
Walking for four days straight was a whole lot easier than it used to be. I think anyone who tells you they aren’t hurting a little after 4 days at Disneyland is a big fat liar. Even my 10 year old was complaining after day 2. But compared to years past… I had a ton more energy and I never felt like I needed to sit down and rest. YES.
Taking pictures wasn’t quite as painful as it used to be. I’m still working on that one — definitely not 100% happy with where I’m at, but I’m getting there!
And to prove it, here’s a picture of me and my little one in the new CarsLand at California Adventure. (No laughing at my hair — it rained all day ok??!)
What a fun place! It felt like we stepped right into the movie!
Anyway… I’m posting all of these things as a reminder that although the scale is really frustrating me right now, I can’t give up. There are things to celebrate now, and even more things to celebrate on the horizon.
And on that note — I need to run to get to my 7:00 step class! Later!