This is the attitude I went into my vacation with…
Not a disrespectful "whatever" but a "let-it all-go-and-just-have-a-good-time-whatever" whatever and that’s exactly what did.
I don’t think I’ve even been more active on a vacation in my life. I ran. I walked. I played. I swam. I just… was. If that makes any sense. It was exactly what I needed after the move and new job. It was a great time for my family to just reconnect.
On the food front there was just… a LOT of it. I didn’t deprive myself of anything but I did have a few strategies. For starters I shared. There were more then a few meals I just split with the toddler instead of getting a full plate myself.This worked really great for pizza, fries and stuff. I also swapped out a few ice creams for water ice (much lower in fat and calories.) And I choose a few light meals when I could (sushi one day and a tuna steak another.) Overall I ate what I wanted when I wanted and now I’m feeling a little… bleh. Not because I feel bad or disappointed in myself. I enjoyed that final humongous slice of extra cheesy sicilian pizza! (oh how I enjoyed it) but I swear my body missed my home cooked meals full of veggies and whole grains. I’m just tired of feeling so bloated and stuffed. Funny… I used to feel bloated and stuffed all the time. I’m not sure why it took me so long to figure out how much better I feel when I eat healthier. It’s so natural now. SO natural that both the child and the husband (sort of) approved my idea for a light dinner. We made simply pan "grilled" veggies and paired it with some fresh Jersey corn. :) It was Delish and the perfect meal to return home to.
So, if you didn’t notice, I twittered my way through vacation. I hope it wasn’t too annoying because I had a blast doing it! If you aren’t a twitter fan, no worries, you can still see the pictures I posted on twitpic. Just keep in mind they are in reverse order.
One more thing before I run and catch up on some sleep. We drove by the new house to discover this…
… now it’s REALLY starting to come together!