Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Home from Cruise & I Admit I Cheated

Okay so for 40 days I ate completely good and healthy foods.  I am so proud of myself for having such strong will power and accomplishing my task for the 40 days...  But then we went on a 10 day vacation, which 7 days of it was on a Carnival cruise.  I figured the buffet would always be open with salads, veggies and lots of fresh fruit and that would be mostly what I ate, but on the second day the buffet wasn't open when we decided to eat a late lunch the only places open were the pizza place and the grill that served burgers and dogs.   I resorted to a cheeseburger and fries (ummm.... don't tell, but I'm being honest here, so I'm telling).  I admit the cheeseburger and fries were very good.  After eating that burger and fries I decided I was taking a week vacation from my healthy eating right plan. I didn't go hog wild crazy, but I did eat some things that I wouldn't have otherwise.  The dinner menu was nice because it actually offered several healthy choice options, like grilled salmon and steamed veggies, which I did eat the first night.

One of my favorite desserts is chocolate melting cake (flourless fudgelike cake) with vanilla ice cream.  The first time I had it was on a cruise two years ago.  I loved it so much when we got home I found a recipe for it.  It is something they have on the cruise dinner menu every single night.  I resisted it the first night while watching my husband and a few others at our table eat it.  But on night number two I caved in.  The dessert was amazing and I proceeded to have it most nights on the cruise.  I didn't go crazy eating food in volume, but I did enjoy the dinners with shrimp, lobster, prime rib, veggies and salads.  I don't regret it.  I think if I had gone on the cruise and not eaten anything that I wanted (deprived myself), I would have regretted it.  I still practiced portion control and made some good choices, but I was definitely on vacation!

Eating like that for a week zapped my energy more than anything.  I kept finding myself feeling tired early in the day.  Surprisingly I didn't have headaches and I didn't have stomach issues... but feeling tired was a daily thing.

Yesterday and today, since being home, I have gone back to healthy eating.  I am thinking of sweets a bit too often, but I'm resisting temptation.  I figure this week will probably be the hardest as I get back fully on track.  I know I am no longer on vacation and I am back to eating healthy whole foods.  I still feel tired.  I hope to regain my energy again in the near future!  It makes me realize how what we eat definitely directly affects the way we feel.

Today I had oatmeal with blueberries and raisins for breakfast.... and an avocado and sprout sandwich on whole wheat bread for lunch.  I think I will go eat a piece of fruit now.  No more junk for me!  Well, not until my next cruise (hehe, I can dream can't I?)...


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  2. Musandam Dibba guys this is place where you visit just once and then you don’t want to go any where else

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