Having stayed successfully at maintenance for a year (around 137/138 lbs), last month I posted that I'd made a 3lb weight gain , with only three weeks to go before a holiday 😕
Well Im pleased to say that I lost 2.5 lbs before I went away and had a great holiday. I am glad we didnt choose all-inclusive just half board . This meant that I ate a proper breakfast, fruit salad, greek yoghurt, boiled eggs or omelette (no bread) and that kept me satisfied most of the day. Some days I had a light greek salad lunch OR an ice cream, not always, and thru the day I stuck to sparkling water . Around 5-6pm had a beer or prossecco (avoided the wicked cocktails) and a glass or two of wine with dinner ( I usually chose a meat/ fish dish with salad or grilled veg, one time moussaka , avoided pasta . Usually on holiday I walk/ sightsee quite a bit , but this place was fairly isolated and not very scenic so I am slightly ashamed to say I mostly just lay in the sun all week!!
Anyway, first day home I have weighed and happy to say I only gained 2.25 lbs ...
So to reassure others, holidays do not have to spell disaster to your weight, the healthy choices we're learning on here can help us to still have a fab holiday with minimal damage!