We also had those unexpected (overturned Semi =2.5 hr detour) things come up that caused us to eat out instead of cooking our planned dinners. Typically we were spending about 10 hours in the car each day with a few hikes and whatnot but there was A LOT of sitting. I don't know about you but sitting means swelling.
All in all I would do it over again in a heartbeat even if instead of losing weight I gained 5lbs. It came off pretty easy. We came home 2 weeks ago and I am down a pound from my original weight, so 6lbs down since the end of vacation.
I would say that 3 pounds was attributed to water weight since it came off within the first week. My husband managed to not gain anything but both of us felt bloated and just plain icky. I have found that I can't wear most of my clothes without having a pudgy tummy. And my energy level has just been a big thumbs down.
Now I have to admit I think it has been a huge shock to my system coming from 70's with low humidity to 100 with 98% humidity and trying to catch up on all the cleaning, yard work, and real estate. That is still not an excuse I am happy with, so I took a week to rest up and adjust back to our time zone. The next week I caught up on housework, laundry, and preparing for next month (school). As I was on Facebook an add popped up for a local gym. 3 months for 2 people for $199!
Saturday we signed up. We didn't stay long because we had a full schedule but we did get to run together. This may sound like you can do that outside it was nice because we run at 2 very different paces. My husband is just starting and while I am willing to run with him he doesn't like feeling like he is holding me back.
Sunday we went back to another location and started a 4 week program. I won't lie it was very overwhelming trying to find the machines we needed and figuring out how they work. We went back today and it was busier but we knew what machines we needed and ended up getting through it in an hour without waiting for anything. Very sore but it feels good!
Weight loss is not just routine and nutrition but also a positive mindset. I think we are finally finding that mindset by getting our home organized, spending quality time together, and getting that workout and nutrition on track. And if you are wondering if we are still using the book "The 3-1-2-1 Diet" by Dolvette Quince, we are...sort of. We are using it as a resource and guide but not strictly following it. By the end of August I'll give another update, and hopefully there will be more to post. For now here is my end of vacation and start of the weight loss journey photo for my husband and I.