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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On this day in 2010

August 2010 Massachusetts vacation 320 lbs.
On this day in 2010 I posted the following on Facebook right after my summer vacation:

"thinks it's time to get back on a healthy eating plan. After 9 1/2 months of "post-quitting smoking" eating, I realize if hunger isn't the problem, eating isn't the solutiion. Vacation is over - and I'm out of excuses. :-)" 

I weighed 320 at the time.

One year later, I am down 72 pounds, to 248, two days after this year's summer vacation to the same vacation spot.

I have been lax for the past couple of weeks.  Not posting on the blog, not exercising at all, and eating ridiculously bad choices.  While on vacation at the lake I actually ate Little Debbie's snack cakes for pete's sake.  It can't possibly get worse than that!

August 2011 Massachusetts vacation: 248 lbs.
Well, in 2011, upon returning from vacation, I can say...

I think it's time to get back on a healthy eating plan. After2 1/2 months of  mega travel and being out of my regular routine, it's time to get back on track.. Vacation is over - and I'm out of excuses.

It's time to get blogging, get moving, and get on track.  I have lots to share and a lot has happened these past couple of months....time to kick this healthy living into high gear!  I have a lot planned for my fall and I'm going to need all the energy, focus and positive attitude I can muster, so here we go!!!!!

I'm already back on track and amazingly, I thought I'd gained 6 pounds during my vacation and after only two days back I'm back to my pre-travel weight.  I suspect a lot of the gain was water from the tons of sodium I consumed (that i'm not used to!)

I'm back, I'm blogging, and I have lots of new goals.  See you tomorrow!!!


  1. Good to hear you sounding positive and getting back on track. Being 72 pounds down is a huge achievement. Not gaining after your two lax weeks is also good so maybe between holiday activity and eating you were not as bad as you thought. Maybe without realising it you did not indulge to the extent you may have previously.
    Well done. You have a lot to be proud of. Feeling better seems like a good pay off to me.

  2. What a differecnce a year makes. 72 lb weight loss while staying smober! Carly you really are an inspiration and proof it can be done. I wonder if you feel as amazing as you look. It was so great to meet you in Colorado. Who knows, maybe I'll get the chance to share a bevarage or two with you when I visit my son in D.C. this coming November.

    A Fan for sure =)

  3. Kathy: Feeling better is the amazing payoff. I'm finally getting it!

    Diana: Thanks for the kind words. I sure do hope we can meet when you're out here! It would be awesome! :-)


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