Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vacation weight doesn't really count....right?

So.... just got back from my 5 day/4 night fun filled family vacation in Branson and I have to admit... I had a fantastic time. It was way better than the last time we went in 2006. The weather was beautiful, and the food, well the food was amazing. Bella acted like such a big girl making me so proud. She was a model child and I couldn't have asked any more from a three year old. Now Remi on the other hand was your typical whiny 1 year old who probably thought vacation really sucked. He managed to trip and fall so much that he looked like he went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. His poor little nose and mouth just got busted up. This on top of his tonsillitis diagnosis the day before we left and my little Rem Dog had a rough go at it. Let's just say he was happy to get home.

First thing we did was visit Butterfly World while we were waiting for our resort to get our room ready for check-in.* I was not impressed with BW at all. Talk about a snoozefest and for $18 bucks a pop I was hoping the butterflies would at least perform circus tricks or something. On Saturday we went to Predator World, which in my opinion was the coolest place we visited. We got to see the Black Mamba which is one the worlds most dangerous and deadly snakes. Rach and I fed sharks and a sea turtle and I fed some stings rays. The highlight of Predator World had to be seeing the tigers get fed. The tigers there were beautiful. They had 3 Bengal tigers and 2 white tigers. It was amazing to see them eat. One day we went to Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake and let Bella and Remi swim in the lake and play on the beach. They loved it. Bella did so good swimming and Remi is quite the ladies man.

*How in the world can check-out be at 10:00am and they cannot have a room ready until 4:00pm? That's ridiculous. Oh and memo to The French Quarter Resort.. when someone calls a week ahead of time to reserve the crib for their one year old, don't give it to someone else. Remi did not make a very good sleeping partner.

Rach and I threw caution to the wind and ate anything and everything our hearts desired. Let's see; Chinese Buffet, check... Chicken Fried Steak, check... Mexican Food (twice), check... Fat Burger, check... Blackberry Cobbler, check... Brownie Fudge Sundae, check... Ben and Jerry's Seven Layer Coconut Bar Ice Cream (should have had this every day), check...

So as you can see we did our fair share of eating, and it did taste really good especially the Ben & Jerry's, man that was good. But you know what? It made me feel awful. It made me tired and lazy and just downright lethargic. My stomach hurt a lot and I just didn't feel as good as I usually do. I like eating healthy. I really do. I feel better and I have more energy when I avoid all the bad foods that are loaded with sugar and fat. Plus whilst on vacation I managed to gain five pounds in five days. Do the math and that's one pound a day! No can do. Not I. I ain't never going to weigh 300 pounds again. NEVER! Basically I figure that I need to eat healthy oh 90% of the time and I should be just fine.

On a non-vacation related topic, my brother purchased the Power 90 DVD set and is going to let me borrow them. I plan on doing it religiously for the 90 days. I am going to take pics at day 1, 30, 60, & 90. I will post my first pics at Day 30.

Me in 90 days?

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