Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vacay Game Plan...

I'm going on vacation! Yay!!!

I'm going to New York City! Yay!!!

I'm going to see my brother! Yay!!!

My boyfriend is going with me! Yay!!!

There will be lots of delicious food! Yay!!!

My routine will be disrupted! ...

I am such a creature of habit. Especially when it comes to diet and exercise, especially when what I'm doing is working for me. So as amazing as this vacation is going to be, I'm a little worried about my routine being disrupted.

There will be lots of delicious food, for real. I am planning on going to at least one vegan bakery and at least one vegan restaraunt, both luxuries not offered in Memphis. I am scared that I will be so joyful that there are vegan options almost everywhere that I will feel the need to overeat on vegan goodies. Also, my Nordic Track is here, not in NYC.

So, I need a game plan. A plan that will help me to stay on track while on vacation. Maybe with a bit of wiggle room with the GHGs. Okay, here's what I can think of:

1) Get up early every morning and go for a walk/run for an hour. That, plus all the daily walking that will get done while site-seeing should ensure that I get more than enough exercise in.

2) Track everything, even the foods that I will have to guesstimate that points. Overestimate points on things like baked goods.

3) On days that I eat out, forget about the following GHGs: healthy oil, dairy, limit sugar and alcohol, whole grains. Just focus on total points and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables in, as well as lean protein.

4) Pack a lot of non-perishables in my suitcase (canned beans, packets of crystal light, granola bars) and go shopping for some produce upon arrival. Plan to cook at least once a day.

5) Have fun, and don't worry about it SO MUCH. I'm on vacation. But that doesn't mean that I'm on vacation from Weight Watchers. For once in my dieting life, I feel that I don't need to stray from my diet just because I'm on vacation. This must mean that I've finally made a...


Okay, that's it. That's my game plan. Wish me luck, I will be back to blog about how I did on October 19.


Lindsey said...

I think you have a really great plan, and all that walking will definitely help out! In NY, I believe on average people walk 5 miles a day, so that's an added bonus for sure. When are you going? I'm going to New York the weekend of the 23rd to visit my best friend, and we have a lineup of places to try if you want any suggestions! :)

NewGilmoreGirl said...

Thanks, Linsdey! I'm going tomorrow and will be back late on the 18th. 4 full days!

Amanda said...

I hope you have a great time in NYC!

Katy said...

One thing that really has helped me with traveling is something I actually read from Bitch Cakes. She talked about single choices. How every single choice we make is important and if we slip up or indulge we can make a good choice the very next choice we make. That really keeps me focused and helps me stay away from that "well, I've blown it so I might as well just eat everything in sight." Single choices...they don't all have to be perfect but we can always strive to make more good choices than bad. And HAVE FUN!! :)

melissa said...

ENJOY! I'll be there with 20 students on Wednesday to see "The Addams Family" on broadway :) I heart NYC!

Lindsey said...

@Katy - I'm glad you wrote that! Unfortunately, I tend to be one of the types of people who's like, "Crap, I ate 3 oreos and a piece of cheese. Oh well, might as well order a pizza now." lol - so that's a wodnerful thing to keep in mind! :)

@Leah - I hope you have an incredible time! At least you won't be short on options, lol :)