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Back from Vegas

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Las Vegas vacation was wonderful! DH and I left the kids behind (brought my sis and her hubby in to watch them) and stayed at Paris – just the sort of kitschy place we needed. Some people probably think it’s the stupidest place ever but we thought it was romantic. I saw my first Vegas show (Penn and Teller), won at gambling (came home with $25!), hiked in Red Rock Canyon, and ate my way through a bunch of buffets.

I was worried about those buffets. There’s this thing called the Buffet of Buffets, where for $45 you can eat at any of the Harrah’s buffets (7 different buffets), as much as you want, for 24 hours. Well, day 1 we had a big breakfast, a reasonable lunch, mid-afternoon tea, and dinner. Next day was pretty much the same deal. I ‘grazed’ and took small servings of things, but also had waaay more dessert (the thing I was most craving) than usual. Oh, and at the Paris buffet they make crepes to order. Well, by day 3 I was feeling a bit stuffed. I had tea and a few melon cubes for breakfast, 5 shrimp for lunch, and by dinner DH commented that I hadn’t actually eaten anything all day…but my body was telling me that if I *did* eat anything I’d REALLY pay for it (I definitely overdid it days 1 and 2). So I just had my tea and a tiny bit of food and by the next day I was feeling better. DH, however, barely ate *that* day because he was stuffed. Clearly we still have food issues.

BUT, the last 2 days I ate reasonable portions and didn’t stuff myself. I still had way more dessert than usual but I didn’t have any bread, rice, or potato, chose crab leg and shrimp for my protein, and had small portions of everything (including taking 1 bite of a dessert rather than eating the whole thing). We drank one bottle of wine (which lasted the entire week) and I had one beer.

We walked EVERYWHERE. Gosh, just going from the room the buffet was, like, half a mile ;-). We also hiked several hours in beautiful Red Rock Canyon. The weather was mild, and I knew in advance how dry it would be and brought a bunch of creams and moisturizers with me to combat that (and drank water like crazy). So we got exercise and stayed comfortable.

So…I know you’re curious…when I got home, I weighed the same as when I left. Now, I have 4 pounds to lose from the holidays, but Vegas didn’t make things any worse. Perhaps this SP stuff is FINALLY sinking in!

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    Since the rooms all look the same it doesn't matter which hotel you stay at, IMHO...and since Paris and Planet Hollywood are right next to each other, they're the same thing! Planet Hollywood had the best buffet food, IMO, but those crepes at Paris were impossible for me to resist...
    3559 days ago
  • DEVANS716
    Lori--I LOVED Paris!! we stayed at the what is now Planet Hollywood, but had drinks at Paris and felt like I was walking the streets of town there!
    so glad you had a great time and I understand the buffet situation and the walking!!
    good for you--maintanin your weight:)

    3560 days ago
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