Monday, February 22, 2010

Palm DESSERT



     There's nothing like slipping into your bathing suit and sitting poolside in February to get you motivated or in my case, disgusted.  I thought I felt pretty good about myself, but after I slipped off my shorts and tank top at the edge of the pool, I quickly realized that the cellulite and love handles were in full effect.  My family and I vacationed at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert this past weekend and it was an amazing time filled with family and friends and plenty of eating and drinking.  Things started off fairly innocent as we hit the brunch buffet at the LakeView Restaurant.  I started with the egg white veggie omelet but somehow ended up with mini waffles covered in caramel sauce and chocolate chips.  I literally cannot stop thinking about them even today.  Decadent.   Our crew had plenty of toasts to make at the bar - a surprise visit from my cousin, an engagement and a few birthdays to celebrate.  That kept us all drinking and laughing and then late night eating - chinese food.  I tried to stick with the vegetable dishes but a spring roll or two ended up on my plate.  Throw in a pina colada and some cheese and crackers and we had ourselves a party.  The final night we had my brother's engagement celebration at a fabulous Mexican restaurant, Las Casuelas Nuevas where we indulged in strong margaritas, chips and salsa, delicious cheese enchiladas and rice and beans.  Of course, no engagement party is complete without a fluffy white cake, cream filling, complete with buttercream frosting.  We ordered from The Pastry Swan and they did not let us down.

     To say I was on a "diet vacation" the last few days would be an understatement.  However, what happens in Palm Desert will stay there. I'm back in full effect today -  I hit the gym, made a Trader Joe's run and a new notebook to write down everything I eat.  No more dessert for me...I'm bikini bound now!




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds so fun...and you are right what happens is palm desert stays there!! Keep it going girl! And next time I want in!Tracey

KMac said...

Tracey, when you get back from Aspen, we should go! LOL xo

Davon Jacobson, Md said...

The one thing I like about your post is the depth in which you talk about your issue. My wife has been in that type of situation where you get full realization after going to the pool. I hopw things work out for you. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is http://healthy-nutrition-facts.blogspot.com/.

Anonymous said...

Kind of worth it through right!? :) SO much fun!! Wish I could've eaten all those fun things, so much better than having a stomach bug!

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