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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Vacation ups and downs

I am getting ready to fall asleep on my last day of vacation in Calgary. I am at my girlfriends house and have had a really wonderful time visiting with old friends over the past 5 days. I did a ton of shopping (my only form of exercise here) and once again trying on clothes with my new body never seems to get old. I purchased a dress and coat at Banana Republic (a store which fitting their clothes once seemed like an impossibility). I also bought the most adorable red bathing suit that I will post a picture of myself in the next time we go to the lake (it is so cute I actually like the way I look in it). I also bought some summer 'transition' clothes at Old Navy (hopefully will be too big next summer) and found out that I am a Large size there now. It was so much fun being able to try on all sorts of clothes with my friends and not being the chubby one just sitting around giving my opinion.

Food on this trip has been 75% good. I made good choices most of the time when eating out. For the first three days I was staying with my very best friend and he and I cooked some great delicious healthy meals. Before I moved from Calgary getting together and throwing fabulous dinner parties was one of our favourite things to do, it means a lot to me that he 100% supports my new lifestyle and we were still able to have fun cooking together like old times. For the past two days I have been at another friends house and she is a 'clean eater' so delicious and healthy are always on the menu.

I did have two big splurges though. Last night I met some friends for dinner at a funky little restaurant and I had a Lobster Grilled Cheese with fries. It was lobster and brie on grilled sourdough along with shoe string fries. I gave away half my fries and 1/4 of my sandwich - it was delicious!!!!! I also had half of an apple tart and ice cream. I never eat this kind of food anymore.. I savoured every delicious bite, but am still paying for it with a stomach ache and bloating. Tonight after a healthy dinner my friend and her fiance and I went to Dairy Queen for a treat. A small choco cherry blizzard was my last vacation goodie.. I don't feel bad about it and enjoyed it as well.

I don't think I will see too much of a gain when I get home tomorrow and I am really looking forward to getting back into my routine. My flight is and early one so I have the afternoon to meal plan, grocery shop, food prep and set out some activity goals for the upcoming week. The past three weeks have been emotionally and physically rough but I feel recharged and eager to jump back into my life. I feel bad that DH has been working while I have been on this vacation but I know I will be a better wife and friend to him after taking this time for myself.

Hope you are all well, looking forward to catching up on all your blogs.


SeaShore said...

Glad you had a good trip!

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

It sounds like you had an awesome time with friends and made lots of healthy eating choices. On vacation, it's OK to enjoy treats occasionally!
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Lisa said...

yay! glad you had a fab trip and you'll be back soon! can't wait for pics:)