Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What's a vacation for, anyway?

I mean, we go away to "get away from it all," right? Or so I told myself when faced with my first non-home-cooked meal.
 I just got back from a weekend in Victoria, which is a lovely part of Vancouver Island for anyone not familiar. I was kinda worried about trying to stick to this horribly restrictive diet while I was away,  but actually, before I even left I had pretty much decided I wasn't going to go all 17 Day Diet-y after all. We didn't take a car over, so we were hauling our bags around with us. It was stressing me out trying to figure out how I could carry grocery's onto the ferry over to the island, or if I could buy groceries when the nearest grocery store is a 15-20 minute walk away, or if I did get groceries, I would have to eat them all there or bring the remains back, and that brings me back to hauling bags around. . so I figured I would just eat what I wanted and try not to go crazy.
I feel a wee bit bad for eating things like pizza and pasta which are so decidedly not on plan. You know what though? I had a great time, and eating didn't become a source of stress.
On the plus side, we walked for hours both days we were there. I just wish it wasn't in the snow! Brrr.
The hotel we stayed in was fantastic. It was one of those Groupon deals, and if nothing else, it introduced me to a hotel I would never have stayed at before. It was the Parkside Hotel and Spa, and it was right near the Royal BC Museum and the B.C. Legislative buildings. Also, the Old Spaghetti Factory was right down the road. Heh.  We had gift cards! What is a girl to do??

I did a weigh-in this morning, and here is what the scale gods have decreed for the week:

No change.

I guess I will take that over a gain! We'll see what my birthday does for me this week...there will be cake, after all.

Until then, I am all about the chicken and veggies. Yummmm.

Here are some pics of the hotel:

 Really cool atrium with koi pond.

 Me wanting this master bathroom. Had a lovely soak in this huge tub.

 Amazing kitchen and dining room. We got to cook ourselves breakfast an' everthang. 

 Cozy living room, and teenagers doing what they do...veg in front of the TV.

View from hotel balcony. You can see the top of the parliament buildings all lit up in the back. It's blurry because I could only stand to be outside for one shot. Brrr!

 Me and teenager #1

My Terry and teenager #2. :)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow a little and not let the food become a source of stress. It's been a long time since I've been to Victoria, sounds like a fun trip!!