Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Weigh in and recap of trip

Down 1/2 a pound! Wooohoooo!! Not much but better than nothing. So I'm happy with that as I was out of town and usually gain when I go to vegas. I didn't exercise like I wanted, except for some walking. I was going to go to the health center but it was $20. But in the morning I was hung over and wanted to just lay by the pool. And then after the pool I didn't feel like working out as we would be getting ready for dinner. Oh well! I did walk around the city some but it was like 95 degrees so that didn't last too long. I could have gotten up early and walked but that's kind of hard when I was out late every night!

I did do good on eating healthy when I was down there but the only problem is we drank quite a bit. We partied at the hotel and at Margaritaville. We also went to dinner on Mother's Day to Joe's seafood and steakhouse at Caeser's Palace. I ate fish as I thought that would be a better option than steak and it was awesome. Sole fish with asparagus and lobster sauce and a salad. We left the restaurant as most of the folks in my group are smokers! Not me! And we came back by the restaurant and I looked over at our table as it was in outdoor/mall area and in my seat was Dennis Rodman! He had on the big hoop earrings and his usual eclectic self. So, that's the only celeb siting for me. I walked back through Caeser's when everyone left and went by the Pussycat dolls lounge. Now they have an outdoor poker and other games playing area with the sexy-est women all dressed like trashy cops. Also, the girls dancing in cages. I had to stop to look and it is all geared for the men. A wonder they can keep their eyes on the cards but I suppose that is what the casino wants. I also stopped to check out all the workers/model types dressed out in caeser outfits. Oh, the bodies down there. But, being a woman, I can't help thinking 'are these women really happy flaunting their bodies in scantily dressed clothes??' Maybe they are or maybe it's just about the money!

Dawn and I had lots of time to talk about life and about her cancer. She is handling it well but somedays she say she isn't. I'm the one that was the doing the crying not her. She told me she is not looking a year out in the future but just the summer. That made me cry. She told me she doesn't expect to live to 50. She is 42 now. Ahhhhhh. But, in general, I did a good job of cheering her up and just having some fun. We didn't get too wild though I did get a little drunk but I didn't do anything embarrasing! Thank goodness. I was up for some dancing but we settled for listening to a band that was playing outdoors by Harrah's casino. I'm trying to talk my ladies group into going down there, maybe in September to visit again as I know she would like that.

I will post some pictures in a day or two of vegas but I had the old camera not the digital so need to get them developed. What a hassle! I get so used the digital camera but my hubby had it. They just got back from Oklahoma and had pretty good time visiting his father. I did win some in vegas but it was gone by the time I got out of there, oh well! I did score some Maui Jim sunglasses that was the promotion/gift that they gave me and some free hotel nights so that was neat. I am tired today even though I got a lot of sleep last night. I probably averaged about 5 to 6 hours sleep in vegas. I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation! HA!

Hope you all are doing well out in blogland and I'll be checking out your blogs here soon! I'm going to the gym and am motivated to get this flab off! Especially after seeing all the hot bodies in vegas. Maybe I can't have that hot body but I know it can be a heck of a lot better than now. They have all those lovely mirrors in the bathroom and everywhere in vegas so you can't help but notice your own flab. Arrggghhh. My dream is for people to say "she looks good" not just "she looks good for her age". Ha! But I know that improving my health is the most important thing, right?


Kim said...

Great job on coming back a half of a pound less!! That's great news! :)

Briony said...

At least you didn't gain while you were there. Well done! I'm glad you had a good time with Dawn and were able to cheer her up a little.
By the way - capsicum is what you call peppers. I forget that I have an international audience! Oops. Sorry! Have fun at the gym. After I saw P!nk and how gorgeous her body was it made me work harder at the gym too!
Have a great week. Can't wait to see your photos.

celtic_girl said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Vegas and well done on losing weight as well, that's a big achievment in itself. I had tears in my eyes as well when I read about Dawn not looking forward, so sad, makes you realise life is very precious. Have a good week and look forward to your photos.

Spider said...

Pretty amazing, considering all the food and buffets that are available all over town!

Terri said...

You done awesome. Give yourself a big pat on the back that you didn't come back with a gain but instead a loss.

Sounds like you had a great time. I wish I could get away from where I am at for a little while.

San said...

hey Angel,

1/2 a pound is a decent loss for being away! good job.

it sounds like it's been tough with Dawn and not breaking down too much, it's important to say what we need to say to our loved ones.

anyway, zero time as we are looking for a rental for 6 mths til our tennants move out. can't wait.

take care

TrixieBelden said...

I know what you mean about the mirrors in Vegas. The first time I went I was taking a shower and looked over and got freaked out when I saw myself in the shower in the wall-sized mirror across the room. It doesn't sound scary, but it was!

Congrats on only being up 0.5 lbs! I always gain in Vegas. And good for you for going to the gym!