Ten Pounds?!

My husband and I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to New Orleans this weekend. I know, I know – I was just there about a month ago. That was without my husband, though, and we’d been talking about a weekend trip there for quite some time. Spontaneity won out over careful planning, and on Tuesday we booked a trip that began on Friday.

And it was great! We listened to a lot of fabulous live music and ate a lot of great food. It was nice to  have a relaxing, no-worries trip.

But now I’m back. And I’m worried.

I got on the scale this morning to see what kind of damage I did over the long weekend, expecting to see a slight gain.

I was up ten pounds though. Ten pounds! TEN!

I was NOT ready for that.

It’s my own damn fault. I definitely threw everything out the window while we were away. I don’t know what happened to me! I went into complete vacation mode and ignored the little voice inside of me telling me not to eat certain things – or that I’d had enough of them. I ate and ate and ate. And I drank far more than usual, too.

I didn’t work out much, either. There was a lot of walking, but it was a slow, ambling pace more conducive to people-watching and checking out the shops than burning calories. On Sunday, I attempted to take advantage of the hotel fitness room, but after five minutes on the rowing machine, five minutes on the stair climber and a few (annoying) minutes on the treadmill (whose incline wouldn’t go increase past 0.0), I ended my workout and went back to the room.

I really enjoyed my vacation. But now I’m feeling incredibly remorseful about it. Ten pounds?! I didn’t even think it was possible to gain that much weight in three days!

*sigh*

Ok. I’ve ranted. It’s over. There’s nothing I can do to change what’s already happened. I’ll learn from it, do better next time, and re-lose those 10 pounds as quickly as possible.

Think I can lose 10 pounds in three days, too?

Just kidding. But man have I got a lot of work to do…

7 Responses to “Ten Pounds?!”

  1. South Beach Steve Says:

    Don't be remorseful about it. You can't change it now, and you had a good time. If you are like me, you will lose that weight pretty quickly. I don't think it is true fat gain, I think the body just has to process it all.

  2. Kimberly Says:

    I hope you're right, Steve! Actually, I don't think it's true fat gain either – not all of it, at least. Hopefully it leaves my body as quickly as it came.

  3. Jessica Says:

    I agree with Steve. Everybody deserves a wild weekend once in a while, and if anyone can overcome a hiccup like that, you can. Just think, you've got that 5K and the kung fu marathon coming up. Bye-bye 10 pounds!

  4. Sarah Camp Says:

    I don't think you should be that worried about it. It was a vacation after all. You're not supposed to worry about anything on vacation. :) So stop it! You'll lose the weight again. 10 pounds is nothing when you think of how far you've come. :)

  5. Matt Says:

    Hey, make sure you check out http://www.HotelGymReview.com (launching soon) next time you travel. It will contain user-reviews of hotel fitness facilities. best of luck on your fitness goals!

  6. Kat Says:

    I have never been to New Orleans and it is top on my list of places to visit. It sounds like you had a great time. I bet alot of the gain is water. It is so good that you checked in and posted. I bet you will take it off pretty quickly. Your before and during pictures are pretty remarkable. I hope you are having a good week!

  7. Kat Says:

    I have never been to New Orleans and it is top on my list of places to visit. It sounds like you had a great time. I bet alot of the gain is water. It is so good that you checked in and posted. I bet you will take it off pretty quickly. Your before and during pictures are pretty remarkable. I hope you are having a good week!