As I mentioned in a previous post – I went away last weekend for a long weekend to the beach. I documented as best I could what I ate each day and took some photos. Enjoy !
This is what I ate the first day :
I had a really hard time sleeping, So I got up early to run. I started off the day with a 3.68 mile run near the beach. It was SO HOT and I was so tired. It wasn’t the quickest I have ever run.
Breakfast : 2 1/2 bananas, 2 T. Skippy chunky PB, 1 slice of Eureka Flax Bread and coffee with french vanilla soy creamer, because that’s all they had at the local store. I felt that it was uber sweet.
Lunch : Brown rice, plain store bought hummus, roasted chickpeas with thyme, and frozen broccoli — I also had an IPA with lunch, because #vacation.
Snacks : 3 black licorice Twizzlers, and 6 red licorice Twizzlers & 2 Oreos
Dinner : 3 ‘Orange Crush’ cocktails at happy hour ! Gazpacho and Roasted veggies at this fancy southern restaurant plus a glass of Pinot Grigio. I was so thankful that this restaurant was able to accommodate me. Everything tasted delicious, however I’m not sure how much of that was me just so happy to eat after a few cocktails and how much of that was great cooking on their part. Nevertheless I ate dinner and survived.
Click through the slide show to see pictures from my first day on vacation.
This is what I ate the second day :
I started off the day with a 3.06 mile walk with my fiancé. After those “orange crush” cocktails and staying up way to late, a long run was not happening.
Breakfast : Coffee, and same breakfast as the previous day. I have a love affair with PB that comes out when I’m on vacation. It’s cheap, portable and easy !
Lunch : 1 cup of brown rice with salt, 2 White Claw Hard Seltzers (at the beach) and 1 black Twizzler #LunchOfChampions
Dunner : Cocktail hour, I chose to have an IPA. Then we ordered a ‘hummus plate’ to share and I ordered a Veggie Sandwich which consisted of avocado, hummus, tomato and lettuce. It came with a side of fries and I felt like I was in heaven. I cannot eat too many french fries without a stomach ache, so I really tried not to eat to many.
Dessert : Because we were near a Ben and Jerry’s I had to stop for some Non-Dairy Ice Cream! I got the Caramel Almond Brittle. IT WAS SO SWEET ! I was so hopped up on sugar the rest of the night and then came the crash ! Well worth it on vacation.
This is what I ate the third day :
I started off the day with a 3.32 mile run to and from the boardwalk. I got back to the beach house and I walked 2 miles on the beach with my fiancé.
Breakfast : Coffee and a banana, then later another banana and PB and toast as per the previous two days.
Lunch : 1 peach, chickpeas, rice, broccoli and hummus blob.
Then it was time to beat the traffic and drive home ..
Snack : in the car I ate a Blueberry Clif Bar, and slice of flax bread because I was starving.
Dinner : We stopped at a diner on the way home and we split an order of french fries. I ordered a green salad (it had loads of olive oil, olives, stuffed grape leaves and pita chips).
I used to get really stressed when I would take a weekend trip away that I would gain a bunch of weight or not be able to eat out at restaurants. Over the past few years and many little trips, I have learned to overcome that fear and I know that I can always make do with what is available around me, and I won’t starve. Vacation is for eating differently ! Sometimes you’re going to eat more candy and drink more beer !
Fun Fact ! I came home from this weekend getaway weighing LESS than when I left. Go figure, it must be all the chunky peanut butter.
Hope you enjoy this post, xoxo , H