True Confession Tuesday

I think that it’s a cruel, cruel joke that I happen to be hosting True Confessions for you this week.

You see, I was on a cruise last week.

Like I said. Cruel joke.

I started the week off really well. I had great intentions of not overindulging. I had a plan. Dessert only if it was something I really wanted…smart portion sizes…one fruit or vegetable with every meal…

Then the ship left dock, LOL.

Ironically, the days where we went to the buffet for dinners, where I had a chance to have control over my own portions, I did really well. It was the nights at the nicer, formal dining room that did me in.

Oh well, let’s get to it…

  • So, if I have something every day, should I list out 7 bullet points? I’ll spare you that. I had a pastry every day after breakfast. It was like my breakfast dessert. They weren’t huge, but still. A pastry every day.
  • Pasta Carbonara. Bacon and pasta. With cream sauce. Heaven in a bowl. Bowling ball in my gut.
  • I couldn’t pass up the Bangers and Mash when we were on the island. For all you Americans, that’s Britishese for Sausage and Mashed Potatoes. It was so, soooooo good.
  • We went to the Swizzle Inn for lunch and to get one of their famous Rum Swizzles. My crazy husband We ended up ordering a pitcher which equates to about 4 Rum Swizzles EACH. You know you’re in trouble when the “motto” of a pub is “Swizzle Inn, Swagger Out”. I’ve never been tipsy before noon before. It was kinda fun.
  • Two huge ice cream sundaes. At least I had them on different days!
  • Various small desserts almost every night.
  • The last night was a killer. Dave and I went to the “fancy” reservations only restaurant as a date night. Evidently, “fancy” means “huge ass portions and lots of courses”. Brioche, French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, a 9 oz Filet Mignon, Baked Potato led to a huge gut. It’s a good thing I wore a stretchy dress!
  • And of course, Easter Candy.

My transgressions are many but damn it, I had an awesome time. But it’s time to get back to reality! How did you all do this week??

  • Anonymous

    Your transgressions are totally excusable and forgivable. Seriously, if you aren’t going to indulge a little, what’s the point of going on a cruise?

    Glad you had a great time. Now, the important question – did you get the recipe for those Rum Swizzles?

  • Anonymous

    You totally deserved to enjoy yourself and that includes eating more than you should have! But…like you said it’s time for reality. btw, I want to see LOTS of pictures!!

    • Thea

      You know, I really didn’t take that many pictures! I’m starting to go through them now!

  • Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

    YUM. You are making me hungry.

    • Thea

      Dude. It was good.

  • shannon

    Totally Awsome! A cruise is no time to leave anything untouched, no time to say enough, definately the time to be swizzled ,especially before noon, so glad you indulged you deserve!!! ( so jealous, lol)

  • Christy_TheSistherhood

    Tipsy before noon? With that amount of alcohol, I’m sure you were AWESOME! Did you get the kids swizzlers, too!?

    So glad you had an amazing time. Glad you’re back, skank. We love you, and your little breakfast dessert pastries, too!