Another busy day on tap here at casa java! I got some more great sleep. I’ll do a more informative post on the 5HTP hopefully this week. Think it is doing me some good! Today was a run day. One thing about my job in transcription is that there is sometimes medical information given that I find applicable to my daily life! One doctor was treating a patient for a stress fracture caused by treadmill running. The doctor said that treadmill running can cause a stress fracture in your foot bones because your stride never changes and the repetitive motion can cause the fracture. So, a good reason for intervals or changing up the speed on the hamster wheel! So that’s what I did today. I did 4 miles (on my taper plan this week) in 44 minutes with speed intervals during miles 3 and 4. It really felt great! It went by so fast only doing 4 miles instead of 6 (did I really say ‘only’???). Even John commented that I got back early from the gym. 😀
Doesn’t today look much better than yesterday?
It’s amazing what a little sun does for mood!
Lunch was a BBQ chicken pizza made on a Joseph’s pita bread. I used BBQ sauce, cooked chicken breast and a little mozzarella and popped it in the toaster oven:
Served with an unpictured kiwi. Yum!
John is sitting on a jury this week, so I have been entertaining myself during breaks from work. Tried to get Pixie involved in picture taking with me:
She wasn’t all that interested….. 10 pics later and I finally captured a decent one:
So regarding the cruise/vacation eating plan. We are getting into New Orleans on Saturday late afternoon, and our boat leaves on Monday after lunch. I will say that all bets are off for the short time in New Orleans. The food there is fabulous and we are going to take advantage of that. There will be pictures of beignets, chargrilled oysters, probably some pralines. It’s really hard to go wrong there.
The cruise itself is another matter. One thing about cruise lines is that there is always food available. 24 hours a day. Did you know this ship has a complimentary sushi bar? 😯 Not to mention complimentary room service. Some people rave about ship food, but I found it to be a little institutional, if you know what I mean. Not that it is bad at all, though. They are cooking for 2000 people, so that is some bulk cooking! It’s not really gourmet food. It’s probably better than most people are used to, and there is plenty of it. The sit down dining room meal portions were actually ‘normal’ size portions, and I think that is due to the fact that they have to feed so many people and it isn’t cost effective to serve portions that won’t get eaten. More restaurants should take note of that…..
Our ship (Carnival) also has an a la carte area to eat on the Lido deck, and that is where we ate the majority of our meals last cruise and what we plan to do on this one. We are very informal and getting dressed up for meals with a server bringing food is not high on our list. I would rather get a casual meal and sit on the deck and look out over the water. There are actually plenty of healthy choices available if I choose to make them. I am going to try and eat what I would normally eat during the day, and a couple special dinners. Plus the chocolate buffet 😀 . Gotta partake in that. There will be plenty of exercise to be had on the ship. There is a workout room, or the outside track to run on (which is my choice).
The only variable here is the port of call places. We are stopping in Cozumel and Progreso. I don’t know what type of food is available there, and I certainly want to sample local cuisine.
The bottom line is that this cruise is not about the food. It’s about relaxing and enjoying time with my hubby. I am going to indulge some, but not overdo it. Yes, there may be some weight gain, but I am very okay with that.
So, let’s see how well I actually stick to that plan, shall we??
Dinner tonight was an omelet stuffed with a Laughing Cow wedge. Why have I not tried this before? It was sooo good!
That’s the last of the strawberries this week!
I am off to my rental house to do the last few things like hang closet doors and replace some baseboard. 2 open houses this week.
Question: When you vacation do you eat whatever or try to have a plan?