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New Orleans Re-Cap

Monday, May 13, 2013

I got back from New Orleans late last Thursday. I had a great time. I didn't do great in terms of diet but there were some positives. I walked a lot! I was sore each night when I got back and I think that was a good thing. I also ate a lot of sea food....but a lot of it was fried or in butter. I did get to a local market to get some healthy stuff for breakfasts (i.e. yogurt, nuts, fruit) so that was a win. I also did a lot of drinking which was not great.

Here are some of my meals:

crab claws and alligator jambalaya

Seafood dish with oysters, shrimp, crayfish and scallops and rice and veggies

Shrimp and fried green tomato po boy, greens and grits. I couldn't eat all of it and wasn't a fan of the greens but I had to try it.

So, overall I had a really good time and didn't want to leave. I met a lot of great people, got to be in the nice weather and experience the 'south'.

Eating was hard. I could have done better and limited my alcohol intake but I felt this entitlement being on vacation. I learned some skills for next time but I also want to enjoy myself. I would also like to say that I jumped right back into it after getting back but I didn't. Friday I ordered Chinese food and ate it the rest of the weekend. Sunday I finally got back into the swing of things and today has been good too. I'm a bit worried about how much I've set myself back but I'm committed to pushing forward.

I have a couple other updates but I'll save them for later. Happy (sort of) to be back but really glad I'm back to eating healthy.
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    I'm glad you had a good time and are back to practicing healthy choices. I wouldn't have been tempted by the food involving water dwellers, but certainly would have enjoyed some of the liquid calories.

    Carry on!

    1802 days ago
    I'm glad you had a good experience, even if you went overboard on liquid calories. Good job on breakfast!
    We all have hills and valleys on our journeys, but every day is an opportunity to create more hill climbs than valley walks :) Welcome back to your nutrition and I'm looking forward to your updates.
    Your food pics are really interesting, sounds like you got to try some things we don't have up here :)
    1803 days ago
    OH MY GOSH~~YUM!! emoticon
    1804 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Every experience you have after making the decision to become the healthiest you can be contributes to your learning curve.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    1804 days ago
    Sound like a successful, wonderful trip!
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