Sunday, January 04, 2009
I have returned from Cuba, which was very, very wonderful. Great weather (sunny every day and high 20s (Celsius - in the low 80s Fahrenheit). The hotel was very nice. Good service, good food, nice people. There were two pools and that was also very nice since one was for activities and loud music and the other was quiet, which my dad and I preferred. I only swam in the ocean once because it was too choppy most of the week but that's okay.
It was a little dicey at the beginning of my vacation because on Christmas night/Boxing Day morning, I got a gastrointestinal upset and felt really awful and since I was leaving on the 27th, it was also a little worrisome but I didn't overdo on food and I stayed away from dairy and I felt pretty good overall. There was one day (the 30th) that wasn't great but I had had dairy that day so from then on, I drank my tea black for the remainder of the week and stayed away from cheese.
I exercised every day except the 30th. I had brought a portable DVD player and my exercise DVDs and I'm so glad I did. I gained 3.7 pounds but usually I gain about 10 so it's way better than normal. And, if I get back to my calorie range this week, I hope to get rid of the extra poundage by next Monday.
And, it's so cold here today. It's -13 Celsius (9 Fahrenheit)! Brrr!!!
But, I've caught up on my emails and Spark Mails and now, I'm doing laundry and just taking it easy until I go back to work tomorrow.