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Healthy Living for Mom: Vacation Diet

As I mentioned earlier this week, I went on a cruise. So, naturally, I gained 5 pounds. I’m not sorry.
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As I mentioned earlier this week, I went on a Disney Cruise. It was fantastic and the food was some of the best I’ve ever eaten.

So, naturally, I gained 5 pounds.

I’m not sorry.

Maybe I would be bummed about messing up my vacation diet if I had gained those 5 pounds because I spent a week feasting on subpar food, but I didn’t. I enjoyed dishes like Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin (stuffed with ham and gorgonzola), Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken, Beef Tenderloin, and Gnocchi with Asparagus in Gorgonzola sauce.

There was also an appearance by a Chocolate Souffle served with vanilla gelato and chocolate sauce.



My girl and I shared strawberry smoothies, poolside.

Maybe my logic is flawed, but I’m more comfortable with weight gain associated with phenomenal food and a enriching experience than if I had gained the same weight because I couldn’t keep my hands out of the leftover Halloween candy.

Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Twix, but I can have Twix anytime. Chocolate Souffle in a swanky restaurant with a hot date and ocean view?


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So, now that I’m home and Thanksgiving is looming ahead...immediately followed by the sugar festival known as “December”, I’ll try to keep this philosophy in mind.

But, just to be safe, I’m joining a gym.


  • Starting Weight: 195.5 pounds
  • Week Eleven Weight: 185 pounds ( +5 pounds this week / -10.5 pounds total)
  • Goal Weight: 165 lbs

Do you go to a gym? Do you love it? Are you a Zumba nut? Live to spin? Help me.


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