We had a 2am wake up to get ready to leave at 3am. We checked in and headed off for a drink-as we have discussed before it’s always drinking time in the airport so I had a large glass of red. To be fair it was only one and we decided not to get a full breakfast in the airport but took a sandwich (cheese of course) on the plane.
Due to time difference, delays and transfer time we arrived at our hotel at 3pm. I did have a few glasses of red on the plane but with the munchkin to look after I didn’t have much.
So we had arrived! Now I would love to tell you that I ate fruit and yoghurt-of which there was plenty- for breakfast each day, and big fresh plain salads for lunch with fish and veg for tea with lots of water drank all day and a few glasses of wine at night with a couple of gym trips and lots of swimming. I could tell you that and have my angel shining brightly but I’d be lying.
Here is what really happened-
Fruit and yoghurt just doesn’t do it for me. It doesn’t fill me up so although it looked and smelled delicious as my daughter and husband tucked into that at breakfast I had toast and egg. Now here is where I made a change. Usually on holiday my egg of choice would be a fried one with cheese slices on my toast or a cheese omelette. Omelette wasn’t an option as they didn’t have it but I only had fried egg twice-due to hangovers! The other days were scrambled egg so yes not as ‘good’ as fruit but still better than usual
The vegetarian options were really limited so lunch was salad with feta and mild cheddar. I could have stopped there but I added a dollop of mayo on and had a bread roll with butter each day. In addition I had 2 glasses of lager each day with my lunch.
What is it about the sun and lager?? I would never drink it at home due to the amount of points it is but for some reason on holiday I always have it-and I bloody enjoy it too! 😊
Evening meal options were again limited. I had pasta on a couple of night and fish with veg and potatoes on other nights. That sounds ok doesn’t it? So shall we leave it there? No? Ok then in addition to my main meal I had cheese and crackers after it every night. It was nothing exciting though just plain cheese although there was one night where they had 4 of the biggest slabs of blue cheese I have ever seen! I’m glad it was only out on one night or I dread to think how much I would have consumed 😱. The other thing I should confess to is the wine. Whenever I’ve been on an All Inclusive holiday before it has been table or bar service to get drinks so you wait for a refill, but not this time oh no, the wine was on tap! Yes thats right On Tap! No waiting to be served just get it as and when you want-which I did…
I was mindful of the amount of wine I was consuming-not enough to stop drinking it as that would be crazy! But when we went to the entertainment after dinner I switched to Bloody Mary’s although they turned out to be lethal 😂😂
Let’s turn our attention to exercise. I always take my gym stuff on holiday and use the gym. This is the first year I didn’t do this. The reason being nice and simple. It didn’t open until 10am. 10am is the start of ‘pool time’ and when Scarlett had a nap it was ‘read my book time’. I always get up before my husband on holiday and that is gym time before breakfast.
As the gym didn’t open I spent around an hour/hour an a half each morning just sat by the pool enjoying the peace and quiet or watching and listening to the waves crashing on the shore and feel the breeze from it on my face. This was my most precious time of the day. A time to chill, to relax and not a single food or drink thought entered my head.
So in summary I ate 3 meals a day with no snacking (we will ‘forget’ the 2 occasions I had ice cream 😉) drank wine and Bloody Mary’s, apart from a few lengths of the pool did no exercise and took time out for me each day.
The result? I had a bloated ‘beer and bread’ belly but that soon went down once I got home. I had a great holiday I can look back on that wasn’t consumed with over eating or ruined by thinking about food too much and I gained 3lb.
I’m pretty pleased with that!
We visited friends in Gloucester this weekend. We left early afternoon on Friday and I could have made sandwiches to take with us-actually I could have eaten before we went after all it’s only a few hours in the car. But no, road trip equals eating in the car doesn’t it? Which means when we stopped at the garage before we left I didn’t just fill the car with diesel but also bought sandwiches, drinks and chocolate!