I have definitely gained at least 5 pounds on this trip.
This morning I went to put on my shorts and I could not... ahem... fit in them.
Not good seeing as I only have a few things to wear to begin with.
I also have a big honkin' zit on my face, which... not to brag or anything... is pretty much unheard of on me.
Could it be the 2-3 sodas a day? The daily licorice? The chex mix & doritos? The evening cocktail or two? Or the huge dessert served immediately after dinner which I consume whether I am hungry or not (I'm usually not)?
I thought when I got here I'd get plenty of exercise walking up and down the beach. But lo and behold the beach is non existent this year due to the crazy impenetrable stronghold of the dune grass (illegal to pull). So most days we can't walk along it at all. Not with the huge cold front blew through bringing big waves that slap right up to the grass.
And the 30 day Shred? What of that? Well by my 2nd day of driving I had done some irreparable damage to my right knee (yes I did use cruise control... no I don't know why it happened) making it unable to bear weight once past about a 45 degree angle. I'm not kidding. It has been a serious hinderance. It has made everything from getting things off the floor to walking up the sand from the water near impossible... especially while carrying 30 pounds of toys and 30 pounds of squirmy toddler. So due to the lunges and squats and jumping I thought better of paralyzing myself and have shelved the workout until I'm pain free (I'm not).
So today as I button my shorts and then took them back off in disgust I have vowed to give up these things:
NO more soda
NO more cocktails
NO more chips, dips, snack mixes
NO more than 2 cups of coffee
NO more desserts (drastic!)
I AM GOING TO:
drink water ALL DAY
have a half sandwich for lunch
only ONE portioned snack before dinner
eat 1/2 my dinner at dinner & save 1/2 for later in the evening (to avoid dessert!)
walk with the girls on the road everyday
start doing the 30 day Shred (excluding the squats & lunges)