I am back from camp – a bit tanner, a bit more tired and with a whole lot of bug bites (seriously it is ridiculous). Camp food was a challenge but on the whole I would say that I navigated it pretty well. We’ll see for sure what the scale says on Wednesday. However I do want to point out some Non-Scale Victories I experienced this week. Some are camp related victories and others are victories of my weight loss that I discovered being at camp. So here we go.
* I could walk up the big hills at camp without getting winded. I could even keep up with other leaders and kids and still carry on a conversation.
* I could use a sleeping bag in the manner in which it was intended (zipped with me inside) rather than as a comforter.
* I could say no to mediocre desserts
* I did not eat any treats from the canteen – I did buy some for my campers but ate nothing myself.
* I got my 10,000 steps in 4 of my 7 days, and was close on the rest.
* My shorts were too big in the waist (my hips is another story).
* I did not suffer from much back pain sleeping on camp bunks.
* The food tasted processed to me and not all that good.
* I drove into town twice for zero point fruits to eat instead of getting treats or snacks.
* I turned down a S’more and had cherries instead.
* I played games (9 square, gaga, capture the flag) with the kids and while I was not fast I was at least more able to keep up.
* I did my best to fill up on veggies.
* I skipped a few really “dangerous” meals and grabbed something healthier in town instead.
* I kept drinking water all week long.
* I tracked EVERYTHING I ate.
So no matter what the scale says I feel like a did well this week. I certainly didn’t give myself permission to slack or not track. I had one meal (at the camp directors house – aka a homemade meal) that I went a bit overboard on, but I tracked it and applied my weekly points to it. All in all, it was a win.
But I am glad to be home.