Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Day 25 - Fresh Fish From Florida!

Still catching up on posts so all I have for today is that I had lobster scrambled eggs for breakfast - and it was sooooo good!

Day 24 - Back to the grind

Weight 183.8

With all of the activity and eating and drinking I've done over the past few days on my mini vacation, I've only added about 2 pounds!  That's amazing.  Actually, I'm pretty amazing because I didn't stray too far off the SDC and believe me, I was tempted to many times.  But when you continue to eat fresh, local foods in moderation and stay away from the crap, it's not that difficult.

Day 23 - Sunday Sleeping and Sushi

I woke up this morning to find myself in a La Quinta Inn in Clifton, NJ along route 3.  At least I was fully dressed, without a hangover and both kidneys in tact.  The first sentence of this entry usually follows with some horror story.  Not today.

Day 22 - Going, Going, Going 24 Hours Straight

It has been really hard to play catch up on these blog entries.  I'm going to do the best I can but I might skip a few days here and there.  Cut me some slack already! Ha.

Day 21 - Islamorada

As planned, dad and I began today with a trip to the Marriott breakfast buffet.  We had to get up a little early - around 7 - but it was fairly easy and we had a pretty restful sleep after such a busy day.  I had some fruit and some other typical buffet items but nothing too crazy.  Moderation and thoughtful planning are the keys to success. I brought my leftover fish from last night's dinner and made up about four delicious fish sandwiches and also spread some mango chutney on them.  Over the top!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Day 20 - Beating the Unbeatable Day

How do you follow a day like yesterday?  Well, with a day like today I suppose...

With a 7am wake-up call at the Marriott, Dad and I looked out our balcony and could see Captain Tony rigging up his boat in preparation for this morning's fishing excursion. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Day 19 - Et tu, Brute? Et tu?

Today was a whirlwind from start to finish - and one of the best days in my life that I can recall!  Wow - how's that for an intro?

Day 18 - Tuesday Trippin

Weight 182
BP 133/88

Today is my last day of work before my mini Florida vacation (and it is a long one).  I have a lot on my mind and I'm getting excited to get out of town even if it's just for three days.

At lunch time today I went to get my bag of trail mix because I thought it would be a good food item to take with me on the plane and for healthy snacks on my trip.  I had the idea to go to Trader Joe's and buy some granola along with freeze dried dehydrated fruit - blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.  I mixed it all together in a ziploc bag and then added some MnM's to give it a little punch of sweetness and chocolate (allowed by the SDC rules - Woo Hoo!).

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Day 17 - Achy Monday

Weight 181.2
BP 140/90

I was very achy and tired this morning.  It took some effort to get out of bed after all of my activity yesterday.  I didn't eat breakfast but I brought some smoked trout pieces into work for a snack before lunch.  My lunch was quite filling and delicious.  I picked off some broccoli rabe from the remaining plant in the garden and added it to some fried rice and the last of my eggs.  With a little butter and some spices I managed to turn this into quite a nice lunch.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Day 16 - The Wall of Murk

Weight 182.4

I woke up this morning and checked a few things on my computer: the weather, the wind, the tide and the Monmouth Beach webcam.  I could see from the comfort of my home that the ocean was flat calm with no waves and no wind.  Immediately I thought about trying some spearfishing off the beach.  The conditions looked great.