Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Vacation Paradox

I Did Not Have Relations With Those Chips
When I return from vacation, I'm usually lighter -- in more ways than one.

First things first, I totally did not miss stepping on the scale. If I didn't miss it, I should step on it less at home, right?

I didn't do kettlebell or Zumba while away and the only thing that I climbed was stairs.

I drank the Izze. I put half and half in my coffee.

I let myself have Babybel albeit the light ones.

Babybel Plus
I ate veggie burgers that looked fairly greasy.

I felt like I ate a ton of bread.

I am more and more baffled by weight loss. Is it the sitting at my desk that hampers weight loss? I keep seeing this tweet and I know it's true but it never seems that way on vacation.

So, I totally think I should take more vacations.


  1. I usually lose weight on vacation too, and I attribute it to the increased activity. I know they always say you can't outtrain a bad diet, but I think it goes the other way too. A body doesn't function properly when it's sedentary. And even though you are very active, in the grand scheme of things it's probably only a small portion of what humans are actually designed for (this is my theory). We're probably supposed to be moving 6 or 8 hours a day, and instead we're moving - maybe - an hour. That's increased so much on vacation as you sightsee. Which also further supports my theory that exercise isn't just a one-to-one calorie burned/calorie consumed situation. It's more like an enabler that makes all our systems function correctly.

    Wow that was a long blather. I haven't had coffee yet...

  2. So, you blather before coffee? ;)

    Yeah, I joked with someone that our ancestors are probably laughing at us...

    If nothing else, I need to remind myself to get up and move while I'm at work. I often sit at my desk as if I'm stuck to my seat.