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I managed to lose 2.4 pounds between my last weigh-in and Thursday, that's two weeks. As usual, it's safe to say, I was thrilled! I was also surprised because as much as I tried to eat healthy at Walt Disney World, it wasn't easy. I did notice that I made some better choices than I would have in the past, more salad, more fruit and more veggies when possible. However, I also ate fries which I hadn't eaten in months and had dessert way more frequently than I probably should have. We were trying to stay on budget so over all, I didn't have too many "grown-up drinks" other than the occasional wine in the room with The Husband. As I mentioned before, we're members of the Disney Vacation Club so we had a two bedroom suite with kitchen and living room. I'm sure that helped a lot as we ate breakfast in our room every day. I was able to take my precious Fiber One cereal and Raisin Nut Bran instead of eating bacon, biscuits and other high-fat options from the restaurant. I also took snacks to the parks with me, I enjoyed my little bag of almonds every afternoon when I felt hunger pangs and I purchased lots of fruits... mostly grapes and oranges. Boy, were those oranges good... it is Florida after all.
We stayed at the Saratoga Springs Resort which has a beautiful spa and gym facility. I worked out there twice and took The Son on a long "exercise walk" in his stroller around the resort one evening. Other than that, we walked a lot. A. LOT. I guess anyone who visits Disney World walks a lot. It didn't seem like I was getting major amounts of exercise because I wasn't sweating or really exerting myself but what ever I did, I managed to bring my grand total of weight loss to 37 pounds! I'll feel better after another weigh-in, I never feel completely safe until two weeks have gone by, if that makes any sense.
The last thing I have to say is, I felt great! I know that I still have lots to lose, my BMI is still in the "obese" category but I was never over-tired, never sweaty, (and it was 85 degrees and very sunny) and I was comfortable on all the rides. My feet hurt a bit at the end of the day but I think that just comes with the territory. I know that I am getting myself very fit and it's a wonderful feeling! I doubt I would have had half as much fun 37 pounds ago.
Thanks to those who have been supporting me! Have a great weekend everyone!