For many, including yours truly, going on vacation means a break from the routine. This may include hotels, eating out in new restaurants, sleeping in, etc.
Like many of you, I enjoy a good vacation...my last vacation was to Las Vegas in July prior to 'the diet'. Boy did we have fun. It was only 3 nights, but we ate and gambled ourselves into a broke glucose stupor.
I researched restaurants beforehand, and prided myself on picking three places that were higher class (read: more expensive) than the typical fare of which we usually partake.
First night we ate at one of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants-I had the Australian Kobe version of a filet (6 oz) with mushrooms and red wine reduction, half of a shared Yukon gold potato puree, and half of a chocolate eruption souflee. Heaven, let me tell you.
Next was an Italian restaurant where I had risotto for the first time, and a seafood spicy linguine medley. Let's just say the next day I wished I had crammed it all into my mouth as I was angry that I left something behind on my plate. Too good, and not to badly priced.
Third night was at one of Mario Batali's restaurants, again I had a filet, and some of a strange mashed potato dish with egg in it. Not a great meal, but better than what I could cook.
In between all of that, we lost about a months worth of rent. But had a blast. Did I mention we were staying at the Palazzo for FREE??? Well, obviously it wasn't free, but it was great.
So yesterday I bitched about being bored with life, and many times before I have complained that I need a vacation planned at least in order to feel WHOLE and HAPPY. Yes, I am strange-I blame it on my gypsy upbringing where we moved and traveled all over.
One of my co-workers actually told me yesterday that I need a vacation, and knowing my weight loss plight, we started thinking about possible places.
I love Vegas, it is fun and there is always stuff to do, but let's face it, it is a food mecca and would be tough to eat healthy there and get a workout in...
Cruises are also fun I have heard, but they are floating buffets where people often gain weight, right?
So how do you go on vacation and have fun without coming back with an extra fanny pack on the inside?
One thought I had was going skiing, that way we would be working out 6-8 hours a days and wouldn't have to worry too much about watching calories or examining food preparation.
Actually, that was the only good idea I had. Planning to rent a room with a kitchenette and cooking every night is a great idea, but I admit would never come to fruition I assure you.
So where do you go to have fun and yet keep your weight off? I realize vacations in the summer months are slim on activities, that is why I am asking all the smartest people I know for suggestions!!!