Stateside!

9 Aug

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Hey guys!

So since my last post I have been stateside for two weeks! It’s crazy to be back! I’ve been so busy that it doesn’t seem like I have a minute of downtime. Currently I’m writing from a Starbucks in Orlando! My only moment of free time as I passed on going to Disney with the fam!

So where to start?

I dyed my hair dark!

My sister gave me a kitten….I named him Callen!


I was given a welcome back party!

My cousin came in from outta town for a visit!

Spent time with the family!

Went to Louisville!

I went to Indy to visit some family friends.



Atlanta!



Enjoyed some Orlando nightlife!

It’s so weird to be back in a country where everyone is speaking English! I am so used to not understanding everything that is being said around me, that it’s crazy when I overheard conversations and understand what is going on! Being back makes me want to stay back home! I’m not going to lie just being here makes me want to go back to Europe to just train the person replacing me and to come back for good. I miss America, I miss my family and friends, and I just miss the culture in general. I wouldn’t trade my time in Europe for anything, yet lately I’ve been questioning if going back is the right thing for me at this point in my life….I guess we shall see.

I also wanted to share a tip I’ve learned for being on vacation and not gaining weight. Because let’s face it, we are on vacation and want to relax and enjoy our time. It is very possible to eat out and not gain weight! In Prague I managed to lose weight, and Europe is the land of large portions! Mainly it was due to the fact that I walked a lot! But when I would eat out I made sensible choices, and would listen to my body! It usually started with a light breakfast and heavy lunch and a light dinner. I would snack also on an apple or a piece of fruit or crackers if I was really feeling hungry. By listening to my body I wouldn’t eat just because it was time to, I ate when I was hungry! Wow, that sounds so much easier than it is right?! I am so used to eating because it’s time that I would sometimes eat when I wasn’t hungry, or if someone else was eating I felt I had to!

Do you have any tips on losing weight or maintaining while on vacation?

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2 Responses to “Stateside!”

  1. Roxie August 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    So good to hear from you. You are looking fab!! Enjoy your "vaca"

  2. Sparkling Mimi August 11, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    You look wonderful! And Callen is soooo sweet! I'm happy to hear you're having such a great vacation. I do pretty much as you to stick to my eating plan when vacationing. Although, I admit to a treat or two but with all the walking I generally do I pretty much burn the calories. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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