Disneyland 40 lbs lighter

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!


4 thoughts on “Disneyland 40 lbs lighter

  1. I am glad you had a great time! I too am not at my goal yet, but I was pleased how well I did at Disney! I stuck to my food goals and only tasted a few of the kids treats and made better choices when it came to putting something in my mouth. I did slip once or twice, but what is a vacation at Disney without a dole whip????

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