Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bad Blogger...No Donut

I haven't been blogging lately and for that, I am sorry. I can't remember the last time I was this busy. I LOVE my new job but I don't have time to breathe, and then by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is sit down at the computer.

My vacation with my mom and sister was amazing. We had so much fun and laughed and laughed and goodness...did we eat. We had delicious French food one night (including fries drizzled with truffle oil), pizza another night (my mom and I shared one with candy-striped beets and goat cheese), fabulous breakfasts, and when my dad asked how many times we had dessert while we were away, my answer was, "You mean how many times a day did we have dessert? Twice." Yeah.

So you might be wondering how much weight I gained. Well...there must be something to this whole "portion control" concept because I lost two pounds. I definitely did not feel deprived. I certainly was not "dieting". But my mom and I shared most of our meals, I didn't snack much, and I didn't gorge.

I honestly enjoy food more than I did pre-band. I have no guilt about eating. I am not calling myself "cured," not by a long shot, but I have always had two phases: on a diet OR off a diet. There wasn't really an in between. Now? I can eat reasonably. I can leave food on my plate when I am full. It's pretty cool.

Here are a couple of pictures from my trip.

The "bed" part of the Bed & Breakfast:

Dana, me, and Mom in front of the Red Lion Inn:

Mom and me at the outlet was freezing and even snowed a little! That was a real treat for this Florida girl. :-)

Dana and me at Laurel Lake:


Alison said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time, well done on loosing whilst you were away, you're amazing! Your photo's are great!

Sarah said...

Looks like fun! Isn't the band an amazing tool???

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Looks like fun.