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The price of a Vegas Buffet!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I am headed to Vegas next week on vacation and I really want to go to the Buffet at the Bellagio. To be honest I have not checked the cost.

What I did look into was the fitness center at the hotel we are staying at. I was almost blown over that it was $20 per day. Ummm, silly me thought it would be free.

I am self described as fruggle, and at times have been called cheap! It is not that I am so cheap, to be honest I LOVE to spend money. What I hate is to do is to waste money. What I buy has to have value or I won't buy it.

Back to the price of my Vegas Buffet. The value to me of the buffet is $20/day. I can sit at a slot machine and not give it a second thought to play $20. But this is the first time I am going on a real vacation since I started my journey to a happy healthy life.

Some of the things I have learned in my almost two years of my journey; it is all about the choices. I choose to have pancakes with no butter and sugar free syrup when I go out to breakfast instead of hash browns, bacon and eggs with an extra order of toast.

Another lesson is that when I over do something there needs to be accountability and a plan to stay on track. The fact that I am making my plan to stay on track, even with the buffets and the alcohol for me is huge.

So, I am going to finish thinking about it for the rest of the day, but I think that $20 just might be a value for me.

After all, since there really is not end to this journey, isn't it really all about the lessons we learn along the way that make each day more clear?
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EMIM05 8/9/2011 10:24PM

    Hi, I used to live in las vegas and if you plan on doing a lot of site seeing or walking you really won't need that gym membership but you will need a good pair of shoes and a water bottle. The buffets always have a huge salad and soup section too which really helps. I used to fill up mostly on the salad and brothy soups. My favorite buffet was as Texas casino or something like that because they had a little bit of everything and made fresh veggie fajitas to order.

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HEALTHY1JESS 7/28/2011 10:14PM

    I hope you have the best time! My hubby and I made a quick two-day vaca at the beach for our anniversary this past weekend, and you are so right that accountability and planning are essential to a great, enjoyable, healthy vacation.

I can't wait to hear all about your trip! Have a GREAT time! :-)

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HOLLISTERGUY1 7/27/2011 3:46PM

    Unless you are planning to do a "Biggest Loser" style workout at the fitness center, it's probably unlikely that you'll burn off the extra calories you'll consume while in Vegas.

I would save the fitness center money for something nice (gift for the BF?), and put in some extra time walking around the city for your exercise. When you get home, you can get back into your normal workout routine.

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