Today starts my vacation in the Outer Banks, NC. I’ve been dreading, yet looking forward to this vacation for the last couple of months. Dreading it because I’m staying with family and that can be tricky – but looking forward to it because I have been working non-stop for a long, long time.
I really would have liked to be at the bottom of my weight maintenance range when I left. I had good intentions of eating well on vacation, but I can see already on the first day that it’s going to be a major challenge. I was 200 lbs when I left for vacation – the very top of my range – and I really hope that I can keep it in check while I’m here! The good news is that I ran/walked for about an hour this morning and then swam in the pool as well. Hopefully, I can stay active and offset some of the poor eating. Ugh!
Now on to the reason for my post! I’m at the beach, we have a private pool, and yet I had no bathing suit. I put off going shopping for one for as long as I could. Wearing a bathing suit after losing 250 lbs is no fun. It makes me dream of the plastics that is going to happen in about 5 1/2 weeks. The good news is that I found a suit that is most flattering to my body and I hide a lot of the skin inside of it! The situation could be MUCH worse and I’m trying to look at the positive for a change.
Here is a comparison of the beginning of this journey and a shot of me in my bathing suit (yikes!)