It's been another annoying two months. In so many different ways. As far as weight goes, back in April I mentioned I had just lost 17lbs (mostly water weight) and was down to 390 again. And that I had just over 4 weeks to lose more for our Disney vacation. Well I never lost more and even gained some before and then again after my vacation. The plane trip down surprised me with a seatbelt that was a couple inches too big but on the trip back it was several inches short. Oh well.
Moving forward I have been eating healthy again since this past Monday (June1st) and I now weigh 398lbs. This is the same I weighed in at a month ago. So there was no one month weight loss or gain. However, last Saturday I was weighing in at 405, so I have lost about 7lbs since then and am once again under 400 hoping to stay this time for good.
I don't want to type forever about our Disney vacation, however... LOL. The first part was on the Disney Dream cruise ship for a 3 night voyage. This was mine and my wife's 5th cruise, daughter's second and son's first. We also invited my cousin for her first experience as well. My wife went all out on this and booked the Concierge 1-BR Suite with Veranda [Note: We are NOT rich.] It was very very nice though. My thought is that you are not in the room that much and it was only a 3 night cruise so why bother spending the big bucks on that. The whirlpool tub which was large enough for me and .. well don't worry about that. It was huge though. And the master bathroom also had a separate rain shower. The kids loved the bathrobes and slippers in their sizes. And also the expanded veranda.
I must admit though, I was disappointed with the ship itself overall. Maybe it was having the kids, maybe it was the short voyage. However I just was not impressed. The shopping areas were nice, the main Walt Disney Theater was very nice too. The lack of pools and the size of the pools they did have was disappointing. The menu at dinner I thought should have been on a more luxurious ship and not one geared towards kids and families, although I did eat and enjoy duck for the first time. Our Concierge team was very good, but perhaps too in your face like and annoying waiter.
OK, enough with the cruise part. We then headed over to Disney World for another 3 nights. We stayed at Art of Animation in the Cars hotel. I loved all the decor from the outside where the buildings themselves were painted like the desert background. They had huge billboards up announcing that you were entering Radiator Springs. Instead of a bland straight walkway in, it was curved and colored black with yellow dotted lines going down the middle like a road. They had life size models of all the characters around including the entrances to each of the buildings to look like store fronts. Ours was Luigi's Casa Della Tires. The Cozy Cone Pool was very nice and not crowded, we were able to use one of the cone shaped cabanas. I must give a shout out to the lifeguards. Watching them work was amazing. Tops in their profession. I could not do what they do. Even if nobody was in the pool they still go about their routine which is NOT sitting in a chair watching. The suite was very nice as well with the cars décor brought inside but not over the top. Cone shaped lamps, toolbox dressers and faux stickers around with destinations on them like an old piece of luggage.
We visited Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios while we were there. The kids had a great time and each was scared a couple times too but overall a fun experience.
The best time of the overall vacation and I think we all agreed was back on Castaway Cay. Here we got off the ship, walked to the trolley which took us to the other side of the Disney's Private Island in The Bahamas. From there a separate private cart picked us up and brought us to our own Private Cabana. It was so nice. A sign welcomed us by name written in Disney font. Inside were many plush chairs for relaxing inside or a couple larger lounge chairs on the outdoor deck covered by a see through sun screen. Down a couple steps and put your feet in to the powder white sand and in to a very nice hammock or stroll a short distance to our own beach where there were lounge chairs and chairs and umbrellas waiting. They also had shovels and buckets waiting for the kids to play with. And also tubes and floating foam rafts. We all had such a good time that day.
Anyways, I hope I haven't bored you yet. Here are a few pics to enjoy:
OK, that's enough, LOL. Thanks for reading and viewing. Take care and stay healthy. Keep SParking.