Monday, September 20, 2010

On the Road Again

It’s been a long day. Erick flew in for the Colts game and we had to take him to the airport this morning for his flight back to Maryland. His flight was at 6:15 a.m. which meant we had to leave the house at 4:45 a.m. We dropped him off and kept heading west and then south.

We’re now in Tunica Mississippi . I have several weeks vacation that I need to use it or lose it, so we decided to spend the week here. It’s one of the cheapest vacations we can take. There are eight casinos here and for being a $5 table players we can get free rooms and there is never a problem getting free food. We have three free nights at the Horseshoe and they said to check later to see if we can extend our stay.

They have a workout room here and I vowed that I would have my butt in there every day we’re here. It weird how different the same type of machines can be to work on. I went this afternoon and got on the bike and treadmill but whimped out after only about 20 minutes combined. I felt uncomfortable, even though I was the only one in there. I hadn’t weighed myself all week and I wanted to weigh this morning before we left but I was in too much of a rush. I weighed myself before I left the workout room and was disappointed to see no change that would give me a cushion. I think that was divine intervention because I don’t need to see anything that will give me any second thoughts about indulging in all the buffets they have here.

We got our comp for dinner (at a buffet) and the first thing I saw after we were seated was the dessert table that featured Pineapple Upside Down cake which is one of my favorites. It is fruit based, right? :) I looked carefully at all my choices and started with a small tossed salad with lowfat dressing and then went with a small piece of chicken breast, a small piece of pork loin and a baked potato and veggies. I won’t go into detail about what I could have had because I don’t want to tempt anyone through the power of suggestion. I sat there sipping on my diet coke while Gary had a second helping consisting of a pasta dish that smelled heavenly and three desserts. Oh well, what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger,huh? I just kept saying … not today, maybe tomorrow and I hope to say the same thing tomorrow.

We were planning on turning in early but I may entertain the idea of another trip down to the workout room and give it another go. We’ll see


Karyn said...

GREAT JOB on facing down that buffet and kicking butt!

I hope you have a fabulous time enjoying your husband, and yes, also enjoying your food choices. Eat slow and savor each bite. Food that's good for us can be yummy and enjoyable, too!

You rock!!

Bernice said...

Wow! You go girl! Good for you! That's awesome! Isn't it so great to have that kind of power of food! We control food it does not control us any more! It's not worth it! Keep up the great work! You will have your rewards later and they will be much greater! Have fun!

NAN said...

How nice- a little vacation. I'm not very lucky so really don't gamble but when we lived in Philly, we would take company to Atlantic city It was always fun! Even if you don't see a weight loss, you had fun, right? My son called and will be here Christmas week; I hope to be at least 20 pounds lighter then! Son has lived far away from us since he graduated from University of Virginia- he's back in school now so has some time off YAY.

mensa said...

Thanks, ladies. I don't have many followers but the support that I get from those I do have is awesome. I guess I do need cheerleaders, after all. I'll just count on Stephanie to coach me. Hers and Kim's honest opinion on my foggy thinking about the scale got me through that roadblock. We're all going through similiar things and it's so helpful to hear from you and read of your victories. Let's stay the course.


Bernice said...

Amen to that!!