Back to routine

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Back to routine!  Well, I have been back to routine for a few days now, but the blog hasn’t been.  My voice has just about returned.  It was gone since Friday.  I had a horrible sore throat that developed in Disney, like it went through a meat grinder.  No congestion or fever or anything like that.  Thank goodness, or it would have been miserable for the last few days of the trip.

Wednesday is my normal weigh-in day, so I hopped on the scale and MaryLou told me I was down 2 pounds.  So – I guess I really did not gain anything during vacation!  Yippee!!  Now it is back to the 90/10 eating again.  We have a Mardi Gras party coming up in a couple weeks, so I have to keep it together  :mrgreen:

Breakfast was back to Bagel Wednesday!  Have you missed it?  I did.

Ah routine, feels so good.

One other note about our trip. We stayed in a Disney resort.  Melisa asked if it was more cost effective to stay on the property versus a close by hotel.  There are a lot of factors that go into the cost, but there really aren’t any hotels super close by that aren’t at least on Disney property.  There are the Disney resorts, and then the hotels on property not owned by Disney (like Marriot, Hilton, etc).  Those are more expensive.  Of course, we stayed in a value resort, which makes the difference.  I suppose if you stayed off property that you could get a cheaper hotel room, but then you would have to pay for parking at $15 per day  at the parks.  You get free transportation to and from the airport and transportation around the parks and Downtown Disney when you stay on property.  That can be big savings without having to rent a car or pay for parking.  Not to mention the extra park hours.  So, you can stay on property on a value budget (as we did).  It’s also less expensive to go at this time of year.

Anyhoo – Wednesdays are my busy days.  I worked right up until I had to leave for literacy tutoring and didn’t have time for lunch.  I grabbed a coffee at McDonalds, which is where we do the tutoring.

You have to tutor in a public place and this is close for both of us.  It works out surprisingly well.  We just find a quiet corner and work.

After I got home, I had the lunch of champions! (x2)

These are sesame seed/honey cashews from Trader Joe’s from our trip a few weeks ago.  I forbade the opening of the bag until we got back from vacation.

John also made me a latte.  See how we are back to routine around here?

Pixie was not that happy with us when we first got back and was a little skittish for a couple days, but now she is Ms. Lappington again.

Quick dinner tonight as I was really hungry by the time that came around.  My sister had a roast turkey for the Super Bowl party and it was the biggest of all the turkeys raised.  I think this one was 38 pounds.  That meant leftover turkey for all and I have had turkey for dinner 3 nights this week!

Tonight was barbecue style.  I am now tired of turkey.

Poor John caught something on the plane home.  He is snuffly and congested now, but no sore throat.   The opposite of what I had. Poor guy.

Being the good wife that I am, I left him at home  while I went out to be social.

This is tea.  I had enough coffee for the day (I know, I know!), so I decided on Peach Ginger tea.

I did bring John a cookie home, though.  I have to pamper him a little  😉

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21 thoughts on “Back to routine

  1. Kimberley

    Glad you are feeling better and I hope John is 100% soon!

    Lovely Pixie the lap warmer…she is so funny!

    Those cashew look really tasty!

    Looking forward to the Healthy Heart Weekend…my triathlon…yoga, gym, and swim…over three days! That’s what a tri is right? 😉
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..Atkins Day 68

  2. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    As much as I love going away for vacation, I love coming home and getting back to my routine! I guess the fun can only last so long 😉

    Glad you’re getting better, Lori! Hope John recovers quickly, too!

  3. Satu

    Good thing you reminded me about the Heart Healthy Weekend, I had just about forgotten it! I wonder if I have to do something inside, it’s frigging cold here in Finland right now (5 F).

    A lovely picture of Pixie looking at you admiringly. 🙂
    Satu´s last blog post ..Sensible Diet Fail

  4. Jill

    Glad you are feeling better! I love vacation- but normal routine feels so good!!! Congrats on not gaining weight at Disney! I don’t know if that could ever happen to me!!! Oh- I LOVE the ring in the picture where you are holding the cashews!!!!
    Jill´s last blog post ..Thumbing My Nose at the Scale

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    It’s funny how the bugs seem to spread all over at the same time of year. 3 co-workers that sit around me were out sick yesterday and there’s enough sneezing and coughing going around that I’m just hoping I can get through this week and not be sick for my weekend travels. Totally pumping the vitamin c and probiotics!!

    Cashews?? Share!!!!! 😉 Chocolate covered almonds were on a mega sale at the store so I bought a few and tucked them far, far away for now.
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Car Woes

  6. Andra

    Yay for feeling better! Trip sick is the worst.

    Actually, there are ton of hotels and time-shares resorts that offer short term rentals along Irlo Bronson Highway, which is state routh 192, that can save you lots of money over staying on property. The condo/townhome rental is a great option for families if you’re on a tight budget as you’ll have a kitchen to cook a few meals from and there is a Publix right on that stretch of road to shop at. And lots of dining options, too.

    I love to stay on property, it has lots of unique advantages(nothing beats Savannah view at the Animal Kingdom Lodge) but we’ve stayed on 192 before (several times at both of the Holiday Inn properties, which were very nice, one which offers free breakfast) and it is such a short drive to what I think is the West Gate entrance and is super close to a back entrance of the property near the Animal Kingdom Lodge which can help you avoid any excess traffic.
    Andra´s last blog post ..Addendum to Greek Yogurt Tasting

  7. Helen

    Is your throat feeling better yet? I hope so!

    It’s nice to go away and be on vacation but it’s just as nice to get home and back into routine isn’t it? Your line about being tired of turkey made me laugh 😀

  8. Alissa

    Glad to see you back. Hope you are feeling better in no time. You look different- is it your hair? I am finally back to reading blogs again after a long time not being able to because I was too busy and life was too hectic. You look good anyways! 🙂
    Alissa´s last blog post ..I’m a Survivor!

  9. Joanne

    Welcome back! You had a great trip and all the photos and the recap made me want to visit Disney again.
    I think if you plan a trip with Disney as the focus, you should stay at one of the on property resorts. It makes for more fun and less inconvenience.

  10. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Wow, can’t believe the HHW is already here! Good thing I was already planning gym visits all three days. 🙂

    I’ve found that active vacations can very often lead to a loss, even with a few splurges. (Possibly *because* of a few splurges?) Makes things so much more enjoyable! 🙂
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Popping Right Along

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