I have always loved the water. When I was a kid on holidays you couldn’t get me out of the pool. In recent years, while I still loved the water, I really couldn’t get out of it when we went snorkelling or diving. It was because I couldn’t get back on the boat! It took me forever. I used all my strength and then I did it in the most unlady like way ever. I would hit the deck like a tub of lard.
Today I went snorkelling with the kids and when it came to getting back in the boat, it was so much easier. I didn’t even need any help.
I knew before I came away that drinks were going to be a problem. There was nothing I could choose to drink other than water or tea. For the last few days I have been drinking iced fruit tea.
It kind of tastes like squash but it has really helped me feel like I am not missing out.
I had a busy day today and one of my activities was diving. I have a padi license so I have been diving many times before. I have my own BCD which is the jacket you wear when diving and in the past I have had to get the largest one. I forgot to bring mine so I had to borrow one and I was so surprised as it did up really well.
I also brought some shorts to wear while diving and they were tight when I bought them. They fit really well now.
I really enjoyed the dive. Usually I get really tired, but not today I had so much more energy than normal and afterwards I was buzzing.
Today I had a treat day but not with food. I was totally pampered as I had a spa day. I decided to have a hot stones massage as I have a lot of tension in my back.
I got called for my massage by a very short petite man. I instantly felt sorry for him – having to deal with a tall overweight woman! I do think he got me back though. For someone so small he was very strong and really tackled all the knots in my back.
I came out feeling totally relaxed.
I ate really well today. I didn’t feel too hungry. It’s strange how you can go from day to day sometimes feeling quite hungry and other days feeling fine.
I am enjoying my holiday, I am starting to relax now.
I didn’t feel too hungry today. However I do find that breakfasts are the worst as before on holiday I would go for pancakes, muffins, croissants and all things that I can’t eat now. I have always eaten sweet things as I can’t seem to do savoury at all at breakfast.
I went out to a beautiful restaurant in the evening and the food was so lovely. I had to compromise a little from my usual food choices but I am quite pleased as I still ate quite healthy.
I have found today really hard as I have been hungry all day. There was a buffet lunch and you could help yourself to anything. I must confess that I did put potatoes on my plate but I didn’t end up eating them.
Before I left for the holiday I spoke to Jenny, the nutritionist, and she said that there isn’t much I could have to drink except water. On the odd occasion I could have either a strawberry daiquiri or a pina colada. Today I just couldn’t help myself so I ordered a strawberry daiquiri
I have only drank water or black tea for the last 8 weeks, so this cocktail was so devine that it didn’t stay in glass for very long. It will mean that I will want one every day from now on!
I have been sorting out all my clothes. I have tipped the entire contents of my wardrobe on my bedroom floor, throwing thing out that are too big and finding things that I can now fit into. It was genuinely a really great feeling.
Today I put on some jeans I haven’t worn jeans in 4 years, the reason is because I find them uncomfortable and there’s not much give. I like clothes that stretch.
The jeans I wore did not only fit but they were a little baggy.