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Vegas - Food Hell

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hey everyone. I've been tracking but not blogging for a while now. Home life and work limits my time online. But I have noticed I don't do as well or stay as motivated unless I'm checking myself by blogging.

Had a setback with weight gain a few weeks ago. Very depressing but I'm trying not to give up. I'm up six pounds since I hit a low weight in the beginning of December. But I have been taking measures to counteract what I've been doing wrong.

And NOT EXERCISING is a very bad thing with me.

Onward and upward. Spent three and a half days in Vegas this last week. Neither my husband or I gamble. He spent $10 and I spent a $1. That's right. One buck on the penny slots and that was it for me. They couldn't gouge me on the tables, but they sure as heck gouge you on the food costs. Would you like to know how much a bowl of oatmeal was Saturday morning? Twelve dollars!

I went for work and did have a few drinks each night. The evening meal were amazing and I did indulge in things we save for special occasions. I walked as much as possible to work off what I ate. Dinners were the easiest meals for me to navigate. Lunches were not as easy to navigate, and on Friday after a light breakfast and a long morning in meetings I ended up eating a heavy lunch. The most difficult meal of the day was breakfast. Heavy, heavy and mainly unhealthy. What my husband did for us was buy bottles of Naked Juice Boosted Green Machine, and we had oatmeal in the mornings combined with the boosted juice and water. I avoided the pastries in my meetings but did nibble on part of a cookie one day. In all honestly it was so I could stay away during a boring presentation. :)

We both found, unless it was a nice restaurant, the least expensive food was the most unhealthy. Balanced meals for us were on the spendier side, however we were able to justify this expense because we knew we wouldn't be spending money on gambling.

Back at home, eating better food and going shopping was a treat today. Turkey breast, veggies, yogurt, flour-less sprouted bread and Trader Joe's version of Naked Juice were nice to see in our shopping cart.

Tomorrow I get back into my workouts. I'm also put some cardio dvd's on hold at the library. But it's back to Tanja Djelevic and SP 28 Day Boot Camp. Plus some Rodney Yee yoga.

Okay...that's it for tonight. Over and out.

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