impossible things

Did I really only gain 2.5 pounds during our whole ten days in hawaii? It seems highly unlikely, and, yet, that’s what the scale says. Keeping me at the midway point of what I consider a “respectable” weight range. And Ben? This is so unfair that I don’t even want to state it, but he only gained one pound.

How is this even possible? We indulged! We ordered dessert! We ate chocolate covered macadamia nuts by the bag full! We ate bread! And potato chips! We drank rum and POG cocktails! We drank wine and champagne! And ate tortilla chips! And guac! And yet, the juice fast before our trip seems to have reset things and allowed our bodies to process these rich indulgences more efficiently, thus, creating less impact at the end of the day.

I do think we were conservative with some of our meals, which probably helped. In addition to the indulgences I mentioned, we had lots of fresh, healthy meals. Lots of incredibly fresh fruits, smoothies, fresh coconut water and salads. But I kid you not when I say that we went through those chocolate covered macadamia nuts like they were… well… candy! One bag of each – dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and milk chocolate covered toffee. And several more bags of savory style macadamia nuts. The dry roasted and salted ones. And the onion and garlic ones… mmmmm.

I definitely feel less fit than I did when we left. I think a big part of that is not working out daily during our time away. I got a few mini workouts in, but nowhere near the length and degree of intensity that I normally get at home.

Still, pretty awesome to come home and realize that the damage wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be. Yup, pretty darn happy.


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Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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