Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Back to life- Back to reality

Hey Everyone! I am finally back from my amazing cruise!!! We got back late Sunday night, and I am still getting adjusted to not being on vacation. I think I may become a cruising addict- I seriously loved it, every minute of it! It's such a great way to vacation- you get to see so many different areas in one trip, its perfect!! We went to Grand Caymen, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Roatan Honduras. My favorite by far was the Honduras. It was so beautiful there and the locals were so friendly. They truly appreciate all that tourism has brought to their country and treat travelers with respect. Also, in the Honduras I went ziplining for the first time! It was SOOOO cool! At first I was very brave and cocky and volunteered to go first- once I got to the platform though I lost all of the braveness that I had. I started to shake like a leaf and had the hardest time getting myself to let go and just jump. Something about still have that fat complex, and a tiny harness and wire not being able to support me. I did it though and I flew through the air like a monkey. It was spectacular, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to try it. One of the best parts about ziplining was Ricky was able to do it also! Initially we thought the weight limit was 275lbs so he had planned on going fishing with his father, once we got there though they told us it could support up to 500lbs! I was so happy he was able to join us, and that his weight didn't prohibit him from doing something he wanted to do. We all know how it feels when our weight comes in the way of doing something we want to do- not good at all!

Eating wise-not too shabby! I am pleased with how my band reacted. The first half of the trip I was pretty loose and able to eat pretty much anything. I had protein bars for breakfast, usually a taco for lunch, and for dinner I indulged! Since my palette isn't very large, I stuck to the classics most evenings. I started with french onion soup (the cheese is protein enough right? lol) then I followed this with caprese salad (again more cheese) for dinner I stuck with the chicken and steak dishes, and every night I concluded dinner with dessert (and finished all of it, most times!) Let me tell you- I was not deprived on this trip! Towards the second half of the week though my band started to tell me to slow down! Lunches became harder to keep down, and dinner started to end with a PB. Nothing I couldn't handle though, I was out of my routine and eating differently it was to be expected. I didn't not go to the gym while on the ship, although we did do plenty of walking! Rick and I ended up getting a drink package making all drinks under $8 free! By the end of the trip our room invoice said we had gotten over 100 drinks! OOOPS! Needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves!

The scale fairy was definitely on my side for this vacation- I left last Friday weighing 173 and came home to weighing 174.5 and today I was back to 173.2 so mostly sodium I'm guessing. I don't know how I managed it, but however I did it I am ecstatic!

So for anyone who has considered cruising I definitely recommend it! Maybe next year we do a short Florida-Bahamas BOOB cruise? Now that could be dangerous!

I will finish this with a few pictures from the vacation- you can friend my on facebook if we aren't already friends to see more if you'd like!

I'm glad to be back, and I am loving reading all of these BOOB posts about everyones anxiety. I know I would be one of the top posters on this topic if I was going so its fun to read. I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe trip. I can't wait to see pictures and to be able to join next year! While you are gone I will be in my friends wedding and will make sure to have a drink in honor of everyone! XXOO


  1. You really do look great! I think a 3 night cruise would be too!

  2. Glad your back lovie!!! great pics xo you look amazing in the pics

  3. Look at you skinny minnie chica!!! =) I'm glad you had such a great time! Loved the pics!! I hear you I just got back from Baltimore yesterday and am having a hard time adjusting to not being on vaca as well!!! Let's get together soon I want to hear all the details of your trip!!!!

  4. You look awesome, and I'm glad you had fun!

  5. I want a monkey!!!! Welcome back and glad you had fun!

  6. OMG I would love to do a BOOBs cruise!

  7. I LOVE that dress in the last picture! I am glad you had a great time and I am totally jealous! My big dream is to go ziplining! <3