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SJ : Day 43 : The Lost Weekend

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I have dubbed this last weekend The Lost Weekend. My husband and I went to Laughlin, NV for a little weekend getaway of gambling and relaxing. I knew between the alcohol and buffets that I would not stick to my diet. I shrugged the guilty feeling off and away we went. I didn't go crazy at the buffets, but mostly because we went to breakfast buffets, and I am not a breakfast food person. Where I went anti-diet crazy was with the alcohol. When you're getting free drinks at the roulette table, you don't necessarily think of your calorie consumption. So I didn't. The good thing about Laughlin is that you can walk along the Colorado River to get from casino to casino, much like one would do on the Las Vegas strip. So we walked, and walked, and walked. Not to get exercise, but to get to the next available table. Gambling baby!

In preparation for going away, I ate extra healthy and watched my calories earlier in the week. I thought my lack of exercise all week would surely hurt me. I had the affliction that only women can understand, and it was as bad as the early years, and even included a migraine. Needless to say I wasn't real active this past week. I thought surely that if I chose to weigh myself on Sunday (today), that I would have gained weight. I prepared myself for that, and for days have had the mantra that I'd get right back on track as soon as we got back. I still plan to do this, but by some miracle, I have lost a pound from my last weigh-in. I think between the bloating going away, and the walking, and maybe from being semi-conscious of my food intake, I am not as far off track as I thought I would be. Yay me! Needless to say this brightened my day considerably.

On the Agenda: Enjoy a scrumptious, healthy dinner with the hubby.
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