What a long day…
I woke up at 7:30 and sat in bed for almost 90 minutes. Apparently the previous day had taken more out of me than I anticipated. When did get up and moving working out was the last thing on my mind. I packed my stuff and went downstairs to have breakfast with my dad.
The Borgata Breakfast buffet sucks. It’s actually become close to awful; it’s something you would expect on the boardwalk in Atlantic City with a bunch of blue hairs pushing walkers around. I basically ate eggs, and one piece of sausage. The only bit of a treat which I’d never had before was some blueberries with yogurt. I’m going to try this when I get back home with some Greek yogurt.
The rest of the morning was spent reading as I decided I was done with gambling for this trip. All my winnings and bank roll were doled out to my parents as “winnings” so they would actually play with it. I’m still sure they pocketed a good portion of it.
We had lunch at Harrah’s again, partly because we all thought it was good, and partly because I lobbied for it so I could see how much food I ate the day before. It turns out I ate a lot more than I thought. So this time for lunch I had mostly salad, a piece of chicken, some steak, and a rib. That’s right 1 rib.
After lunch my parents and sister played some more, I kept reading.
The drive back took longer than expected; we stopped for Dinner at Woody’s Crabhouse. They do have some good crabs, although the sizes they sell are a bit suspect. What they charged us for were larges, and I’m sure what we got were mediums.
I got home and went to bed.
Overall this trip was a mixed one. I found that I am learning things in the oddest places. My realization this week that I still need to be aware of my impulsive nature, and to be vigilant about my food decisions when away from home was a huge win, whereas my poor gambling discipline caused me concern. I think as I move forward I need to pay extra attention to my situation when I am outside my comfort zone.
On reflecting on my time in California this week I realized that the meals I had with Kent away from the resort proven to be invaluable to my progress. Facing those challenges during a tenuous period in my weight loss with someone who was equally as motivated have helped me bounce back from times that I have failed myself.
Looking forward to seeing what new things I will learn returning to the fray next week.