RTM on vacation dilemma
I feel like I'm straying into forbidden territory here, as RTM is actually a while off for me. But maybe you'll still be willing to dispense some advice...
I'm currently on LLT for the third time...so a repeat offender and I have done the old version of RTM at least once before...although that was a while ago. It's been three and a half months since the re-start now and I've lost about 5 and a half stone so far. At this rate, I reckon I will be on total until mid June to reach my goal. In my previous attempts at LL, as in this one, it has never been abstinence that has been the problem. I have no issues with lapsing and did pretty well in RTM as well...it's usually afterwards that things go pear shaped.
Now, here's my dilemma. Current target date for move to RTM: June 20th. Departure for super duper 5-day holiday on an Italian island with my family and friends: July 10th. Can you see where this is going? My family is paying for me and my bf to stay in a 5 star hotel with them for 5 days to celebrate my mom's birthday. My family is half Italian and the idea of my being on a diet that consists of food replacements has never sat right with them, although they have accepted it and have been supportive...from afar. When we planned this trip, they did say..."you won't be on your powder anymore, will you?", and without thinking I said no, of course not....I'll be done by then. Well, I should have calculated better. So even though I know I have to make my own adult decisions about what does or doesn't go into my mouth, I think this situation would make me feel well weird. Sitting at the table with everyone and having shakes? Oh dear....not to mention that the shakes don't agree with me....but I very much doubt that the hotel staff will let me into their kitchen to rustle up a LL carbonara.
So, yeah, I know. Total first world problem. But I wonder...what would you do? Try to stick to the plan, even if there is a good chance that that might make you feel alienated and grumpy. Try to eat regular food but make ketosis-friendly choices in very small portions? Not go on the trip? I'm not even going to list old school pigging out as an option because that is a road I'll definitely avoid.
Discussing this with my bf earlier made me really grumpy because he is naturally skinny and watching my progress with great interest....he won't stand for me going mental with food again. But at the same time, can there not be an adult way of coping with this and enjoying myself a little bit? By that point, it will be 5 days in Italy after 5 months of LLT. Thoughts, please....
Repeat offender extraordinaire. Rows like a girl. Probably also punches like a girl. Is not about to give up. Boom!
LLT Week #1: -13 lbs
LLT Week #2: -4.5 lbs
LLT Week #3: -4.5 lbs
LLT Week #4: -4.0 lbs
LLT Week #5: -2.5 lbs
LLT Week #6: Holiday
LLT Week #7: +0.5 lbs
LLT Week #8: -6 lbs