OK, let’s start things off here by telling you that Kristy and I had a REALLY great time on our vacation in Florida. I didn’t realize how much fun I actually had until I got home and stepped on the scale and found out that I had gained 3 pounds.
Hey, I never said this blog was all about the positive things I’ve done on my weight loss journey. The only way I can stay accountable is if I tell the good with the bad. Besides, if there isn’t any drama, who would want to read this?
The following is just a sample of the fun things we did on our vacation.
We celebrated the fourth of July on Kristy’s dads boat. The evening started with a nice evening cruise to the spot where we would watch the fireworks. While locating our spot, we had a couple of cocktails and some snacks. Mind you, at this point of the vacation, I was still trying to be conscious of what I consumed. I only brought 3 beers for the entire evening and tried to limit my snacking to the veggie tray. When dinner was served, I had small portions but did not deprive myself of any part of the meal.
As you probably imagine, the fireworks were beautiful. It was a sight that I will probably never witness again. We ended the evening with a slow cruise back to the marina where we had to watch out for objects in the water because we were in pitch black waters.
Another attraction we encountered was the World of Beer. Yes, this place was like Disney World for adults. They stocked so many different beers, their five page menu did not list them all. I had 3 or 4 beers (I cant remember exactly how many) that I had never tried before. Many of you who know me know my affection for beer. It’s really my Achilles heel if you really think about it. It’s not that I like to drink, I love the taste of beer and love trying new flavors.
The main event was the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Now that was an experience! We started our morning on Coco Beach where many folks were gathering to watch the launch. Since weather was a factor, we purchased a pop up tent in the event of rain. We set up camp with our tent, chairs, and cooler and our count down celebration. Kristy, Kristy’s mom, Ginny, and I were set up with mimosas, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and other yummy snacks. Waiting on this historical event to take place.
All of this action was just a sample of my fun filled vacation. There were plenty of other activities that we participated in, but it would take a while if I went into great detail.
To be honest, I don’t regret my actions while on vacation. Kristy and I really needed a break and we had a truly enjoyable time together; I wasn’t about to spend my precious time worrying about what I ate and drank. That being said, gaining three pounds is still serious and should not be taking lightly. And now that I am home, it’s time to get serious again and get back to business.
After missing boot camp for an entire week, I am a little afraid of what day one will bring me. Wish me luck.