I managed to lose 1 pound on my London vacation! Billy @ DIAKADI and Sarah @ Eating Free totally called it. I guess it was the increased exercise and my relaxed state, because Lord knows it wasn’t because I ate properly.
Since I’d mentally prepared myself that I might gain weight on this vacation, I suppose the lesson is this: Next time, eat MORE!
In other news, I learned a valuable lesson this week about alcohol tolerance. I’ve always been able to hold my liquor pretty well, perhaps due to my size, but since I started Eating Free, I’ve been drinking a lot less…so my tolerance is down. On the Friday before Labor Day, a few of my friends were naughty and drank a whole bunch of champagne (and that champagne was, technically, not ours to drink, oops) and boy, did I pay for it! Now that I’ve lost a lot of weight, there is less of me to absorb all that alcohol. So…a few lychee martinis later and I was a tragic, TRAGIC mess by 7:30pm. (If your car is one of the cars I puked on, I’m really sorry.)
I’m pretty sure I will not attempt to drink like that again. I’m smaller than I was…and only getting smaller as time goes on. So we’ll call this a lesson learned, and move forward.
I couldn’t make it to DIAKADI for cardio on Saturday because, well, the thought of all that bouncing was just…too much for my sad, crying stomach. So instead I “made it up” by going on a nice 3.5 mile walk up and down (and up and down) Russian Hill with my friend Angie later in the weekend. I’d done a very similar walk on Russian Hill back in April and I found that it was much easier for me now than it was then. Hooray for increased stamina!