I’m off for 8 days to warm sunny Mazatlan as of May 2nd. I have gone there enough times now it is like going home. The same people work there, the same people visit at the same time we do and eventually friendships of a sort develop. We are bringing our friends again but without their son this time. I’m kind of disappointed in that part because although he is now 14 years old, he is a lot of fun to “play” with. He loves to go swimming and so do I and so I always had someone to splash around in the pool with. Mr. Sandra is a bit of a stick in the mud when it comes to swimming. We don’t swim in the ocean all that much these days due to the jelly fish but if they aren’t around, then I will go. Seen too many people over the years getting stung and I would just rather stay safe and sound in the pool.
We are bringing our own ping pong paddles and balls because like most resorts (at least in Mazatlan) the economy has hit them and they don’t’ seem to replace their worn out broken down toys. Maybe it is because there are a lot of kids there and truthfully they don’t treat things the same as if they were their own. So we are bringing some because I love playing it and getting a good laugh in. Works up a sweat too!
We aren’t doing “all-inclusive” this time either. Decided to try out various different restaurants which is actually good for me. I can pick and choose better meals than just what the hotel provides. Quite frankly they LOVE using tons of butter in their food so this should work out to my advantage. And when you don’t do all-inclusive you don’t feel like you must eat/drink your money’s worth. $1100 between two adults is a lot of food/drink to make it worth while the cost.
I didn’t lose all the weight I wanted to before I left but there is no one to blame but myself. It isn’t like I didn’t have the tools basically handed to me on a silver plate. I just made choices that didn’t follow the plan to the letter and because of that, I didn’t succeed like I originally planned. I haven’t given up, my timeline has just been extended. I’m strong, healthy and feel pretty good about myself and that entire persona helps with my exterior presentation So too bad to anyone else that doesn’t like me in my bathing suit – they can just look the other way.
When I get back I am going to get those bad choices under control and see if I can’t make my goal by my 50th BD. I’m also going through that menopause thing and like my sister says, no matter how much you work out, or eat on track, that pouch is going to stay until you get through this. She works her ass off and is about 30lbs less than me and I think she looks great but she has the little tummy pouch that didn’t show up until recently, that she just can’t work off. It’s all connected…. I just know it is….
I won’t be blogging again until I get back (I don’t think) as I don’t have much time. I’m so busy here at work, especially with leaving for a little over a week.
And my personal life is just nuts.
I hope you are all doing FANTASTIC!