|Mr. and Mrs. Clyde, on vacation in 1990|
Yeah, so I was on a "food vacation" like that since September 6th. Prior to that, I was very disciplined about what I ate since March 1st of this year. I counted calories and averaged about 1,700 per day. I had some off weeks, but was pretty consistent and lost a lot of weight. I got to my lowest weight in about 12 years on September 5th.
Then, I chose to throw it on autopilot and focus on other things. I increased my exercise, but quit counting calories and allowed myself to eat more moderately. I had nachos and pizza. I drank a few beers. I had some chocolate and (weirdly) a lot of gummi bears. I even had a few donuts. Before you wag your finger at me, please...don't. I'm not interested in a lecture and I'm not ashamed. I ate some higher-calorie food, it was tasty and I gained a few pounds back. No big deal.
It is no big deal, because I've learned this year that I will always enjoy some nachos, some chocolate and some beer in my life and I am learning to do it in rare moments and some moderation. Most importantly, I have learned that if I am going to indulge now and then, I also have to buckle down and work it off. All of us get away for awhile while we focus on other things...then, we come home and get back to it..
This is that time for me. I feel like I am returning back "home" to some disciplined healthy eating habits and leaving my "food vacation" days behind. By the way, the food vacation was fun and I did not travel too far from my healthy habits. You know what they say about vacation spots: "nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there".
I'm back home now, where I reside at 1,700 daily calories. Time to lose those recently added pounds, keep my cycling miles up and continue onward with The Clydesdale Project.