I did tote the camera around to take some snap shots of what I ate last week on the cruise. My goals were:
Workout – check
Eat well – check
Enjoy the food – check
Try new food – check
Maintain my weight – check.
I DEFINITELY ate more at each meal than I normally do. There are a few reasons for this:
1. Every meal was pushed back by about 2 hours. Since we had an 8:15 dinner time every night, that meant all of the meals were a solid 2-3 hours later than normal. By that time, I was starving and ready for some chow.
2. There was such a variety of foods and so much I merely wanted to taste. I often got a lot of food on my plate, but didn’t feel the need to finish it all. If I was waffling between two entrees or desserts, my server would just bring both of them (he discovered the key to my heart). Inevitably, I ended up eating more than normal.
So, on with the post…
I DID NOT TRACK MY CALORIES. Are you kidding? I was only trying to break even and had no ambitious weight loss goals this week. Intuitive eating at its best (minus the dessert buffet).
45 minutes of HIIT on stairmaster – I left my heart rate monitor at home (on purpose!).
1 handful of TM Snack Mix
I brought a ziplock back of this for me and the Doc. It was great to have in the room.
1 egg white omelet filled with veggies
1 boatload of salsa
1 bowl of citrus
1/4 cup museli
I became fast friends with the beautiful omelet chef from Jamaica. I begged her to come home with me, however, I think Disney pays better.
Also, I cannot pass up this opportunity to say: MUSELI. Heaven. I’m sure way high in calorie but made breakfast an event for me!
Snack in Cabo San Lucas:
1 stowaway apple
Somehow this made it off the boat and into my backpack. Don’t tell on me.
1 bowl of chicken stir fry, no rice or sauce
1 spinach salad w/ light balsamic vinegrette
1 tofu/veggie shishkabob
1 bowl of melon (not that great, didn’t finish)
So, I intervened in the stir fry making process and asked them to give me some before they dumped all the white rice and gallon of teryaki sauce. It was perfect. It saved me major calories and didn’t taste like a I was licking on a salt block.
20 or so Cocoa Roast Almonds
I cannot leave home without these. They are definitely a treat with the cocoa and almonds. Perfect, I’m not kidding.
Four Course Dinner:
Appetizer – Calabaza, eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella stack.
Salad – Spinach salad with red onion, chopped egg, and a bacon dressing on the side.
Main Course – Tofu crepes with a roasted red pepper sauce — WOW.
I had more tofu, eggplant, and seafood on this trip than I ever have in my life. If someone is going to prepare it for me, I’m eating it! Delicious!
Dessert – That would be dessert with a capital D. I had dessert every single night. I typically would finish one, then have a bite of the rest of the desserts our server would bring for us to taste.
I’m shameless when it comes my desserts, people.
I will not be stopped.
Dinner was finally over!
While the rest of the family partied hard had Family Karaoke until midnight, the Doc and I crashed in our beds.
We are old.