Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More Travel Trepidation

My husband totally surprised me Monday morning by telling me he's taking me away for a romantic weekend. This weekend! First off, I wanted to know who secretly replaced my husband with Casanova to see if I'd notice and second, huh, me, go away on short notice? I don't do anything on short notice. But I didn't freak out, in fact, I was glowing with happiness and surprise. We're going to our favorite hotel in Savannah and we'll be taking a long walk on Tybee Beach on Saturday. The beach! I'm really looking forward to it, especially since we have some wonderful dining experiences lined up.

Now I find that the freak out is starting to creep up on me. I'm a little nervous about enjoying 3 1/2 days of restaurants because I don't want to come home to a major weight gain. I'm also nervous about what to wear. After some mild weather, it's gone cold here again and I'm swathed in jeans, sweaters, socks and shoes. The weather is much milder down in Savannah so I'm going to have to dip into all those spring clothing that I'm so excited about fitting into and actually wear them. I'm going to feel so naked.

Savannah is a wonderful walking city so other than the drive out to Tybee Island, we are going to keep the car garaged for the entire stay. We'll be doing lots of walking so hopefully this will offset some of the eating and drinking. It's been far too long since Rob and I have been away alone together when I've felt good about myself. I'm not going to try not to let my insecurities get the better of me and enjoy every minute of it.


  1. wow - i just looked at your weight loss over the past months - that is so awesome!!! you must be thrilled! you are very brave and strong and i really commend your efforts! have the best time in savannah and tybee - the walking will be really fun!

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words, Kim! I'm really looking forward to our weekend away, especially now that I've snagged a reservation at Noble Fare for Saturday evening. :)

  3. You are going to have a fantastic time, deary! You're being so smart about your eating and your activity, I have no doubts that you'll do fantastic and that you know when it's ok to splurge and when to hold back. I'm sure you'll be burning plenty of cals, anyway. :) Have a great time!!!

  4. Dont worry about eating at the restaurants you are going to do fine! Always remember, if you can, get your meat grilled, vegetables steamed, and ask for all sauces and dressings on the side, that you way you decide what & how much to eat. Have a great time! the w8losschick