Stuck it out

Written by editors on 8/28/2009 1:57 PM | COMMENTS (6)

So I did it. Took a frustrating, no good reason gain and stuck it out. Put my head into the wind and didn't let it get me down. Weighed in today and lost not only the 1.6 I gained last week, but .8 more. A total of 2.4 pounds! A testament to just putting one foot in front of the other. Certainly not an easy task, but rewarding all the same EVERY time I do it.

My next challenge is an upcoming trip to Dublin with my husband. We are leaving the 2 kids at home for the first time and really spending some time together (imagine that). I don't know ANYTHING about Dublin. All I hear about is the beer. While I like beer, wine is my vice.

Suddenly I realized that I wasn't that worried about weight gain on the trip....that is a red flag for me. I am trying to let myself not do my home work...can you all help? What type of food will I see? What should I plan as a real treat while I am there? What should I avoid? Any thoughts about great restaurants?

I am aiming for no more than a 2 pound gain on the trip. I got a hotel with a gym and have been investigating great hikes into the mountains! The only thing is that every hike seems to end at some pub!

Anything you can offer would be much appreciated!



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  • Post Image pucketak

    8/28/2009 4:38 PM exciting! It sounds like you have the makings of a great game plan for staying as OP as possible and preparing yourself for a potential gain. :)

  • Post Image moonstone722 (marcee)

    8/28/2009 2:59 PM
    You might not have a gain at all with a gym in the hotel and a lot of walking, hills, etc.

  • Post Image etheln

    9/5/2009 3:23 PM
    It's been a decade since I was in Ireland but I remember having potatoes, carrots, and cabbage at almost every singe mean. We stayed at B&Bs and at the time that seemed to be typical side dish. Whether we had fish, beef, lamb, etc. The brown bread at breakfast was great but I don't know how Lo-cal it is. Just do alot of walking, Dublin is fabulous for sight seeing, and don't stress too much.

  • Post Image madtownmotzie (heather)

    8/28/2009 2:06 PM
    I've been to Dublin twice. Ireland is AMAZING! If beer isn't your thing, just have one, proper pint of Guiness and call it a day. No need to drink any more than that. Pub food isn't the healthiest. The foods are very heavy, filled with potatoes and sausage, and sometimes pastry dough. I'm not a fan of fish, but Ireland is known for their salmon (Galway especially). So that's lighter fare if you like it.

  • Post Image madtownmotzie (heather)

    8/28/2009 2:09 PM
    Also, I love a traditional Irish breakfast. That's a real treat when I can find it at restaurants in the U.S. If you have a big breakfast, then you might only need a light snack for the rest of the day and then have a nice dinner later at night in a pub with traditional Irish music. The best thing I did in Dublin was the musical pub crawl that starts at St. John Gogarty's pub in Temple Bar. It's a must! Have fun!

  • Post Image elly trickett mcnerney

    8/31/2009 2:13 PM
    Oysters! I went to Ireland when I was first on plan about 10 years ago. I was there for four days and between the hiking, and the meals oysters and soda bread washed down with Guinness, I had a 2-pound loss that week. It was absolutely unintentional.


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