Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 25: Tips To Avoid Gaining Weight While Vacationing


It is now week 25 on the Nutrisystem program and you all might have been wondering where I have disappeared to this past week.  Well folks, I was traveling around the world!  Well not the entire world but I did visited Europe, Germany to be exact.  It was quite the experience I have to admit, having never been to a "real" foreign country (Mexico and Canada does not count) I did not know what to expect.  And I was a bit nervous about deviating from my weight loss program while vacationing but I also wanted to enjoy myself and that included the local cuisines.  So, I made a list of a few tips that I tried to stick to while vacationing.

1.  Keep Active - I had to put this tip first because if there is one thing they do in Europe, it is walk.  I loved it, I loved walking the streets of Germany and seeing so many others riding bikes, walking and using the public transportation.  If there is one thing that we do not do enough of in the US, it is walk.  So keeping active was not a huge obstacle on my trip but I do think it made a huge difference!

2.  Pack Healthy Snacks - This came in so handy when I was actually flying.  First off, I do not like plane food and I refuse to buy the way over-priced snacks that are sold in airports so I always like to pack snacks on my trip.  I packed a bunch of healthy snacks for the plane, it was not only a money saver but as waist line saver as well!

3.  Pack my Nutrisystem meals -  The awesome thing about Nutrisystem is that it has many varieties that does not require refrigeration or a microwave, especially the breakfast items.  So, I made sure to bring along plenty of Nutrisystem options to eat in the hotel room!  

4.  Drink Water - I carried my handy dandy Nutrisystem water bottle on the plane and while checking out the European sites!  Staying hydrated is so important!!

5.  Make Healthy Eating Choices - This was a hard one to stick to and I have to admit, I did not do that well at sticking to it.  My weakness is sweets and European was plentiful with delicious, yummy pastries and I was plentiful on eating them.  For the most part I made healthy choices but I also wanted to enjoy the foods there was to offer, it was a once in a lifetime vacation!

When I returned from my trip, I have to admit I was a little nervous to step on that scale and see what "damage" I had done.  But when I did, I was pleasantly surprised!!  I did not gain a single pound, "Woot, Woot!"  This was a total success for me because I have been known to gain a good 5 pounds or so while on vacation.  I think I owe the no gain-age on all the walking we did.  It just goes to show you how important exercise is on the weight loss journey.  I am definitely going to keep it up!


Weekly Weight Loss: 0 pounds

Total Weight Loss: -15 pounds

Goal For Next Week: -2 pound

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14 comments:

  1. Great tips!! That is probably one of the hardest times to stick to it! And holidays! But, you can do it!! :)

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  2. Great tips! i always pack a tub of food on our vacation trips and bring gallons of water o stay hydrated :)

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  3. Wow! I would love to go to Germany. Staying healthy on vacation is always one of my hardest times. Sounds like you did a great job!

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  4. ohhhhh its so hard to be "good" while vacationing!! but stick with it--great tips!! thanks for sharing

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  5. Great job with the weight control during your vacation. Obviously planning ahead paid off and thanks for the tips.

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  6. Great tips since I am just starting and going away in a couple of weeks. Yikes!

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  7. I am just starting now and I am worried about up coming trip so this comes a a great time!

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  8. Wow, that is awesome! I am heading out of town to my grandparents next week & we all now that Grandmas like to feed people LOL It will be week 3 for me on NS and I hope to do as well as you did :)

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  9. Sweet! Traveling is fun and these are good tips.

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  10. That sounds like an amazing trip! Congrats on not gaining a single pound. It sounds like your tips/goals worked well.

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  11. These are great tips. Bookmarking these for my upcoming trip!

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  12. Great tips. Bookmarking for my upcoming trip!

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  13. Great tips, Amanda!My weight fluctuates but I lose it slowly.

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  14. You did a great job with the tips on how to keep from gaining on vacation. That has to be the hardest time! Keep up the good work!

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