A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekend in Cherokee

I'm back!! Dwayne, Scarlette and I had a lovely little weekend getaway in Cherokee, NC. I'll tell you right off the bat the eating sucked, lol. I had 500 calories left for dinner when he got here on Friday afternoon to pick us up. I suggested Subway because I knew I could get a 6" turkey sub for 320 calories and still have 180 left for any snacking at the hotel that night.

Well....he didn't want Subway. He flat out said "no". He said we were going to Zaxby's. If you don't have a Zaxby's where you live, it's a fast food-type restaurant that specializes in fried chicken. Great. I could feel my stress level as well as my blood pressure rising, and I made the decision right then and there to let it go. I decided to not stress about anything all weekend.

We also didn't get to do the hike I was planning. Nothing I planned on doing happened, lol. But because I decided not to freak out over everything like I normally do, I ended up having a pleasant weekend anyway with Dwayne and my puppy. We did a little souvenir shopping. Dwayne bought me 2 hoodie sweatshirts, a pink bag, and a cap to wear at the park when I'm out walking in the rain. The front of the cap says, "Women who behave rarely make history". I like it. :)

We went to the casino for about an hour and a half, but it gets so smoky in there that we can't handle it for very long. It starts to burn your eyes. Dwayne got $100 out of the ATM, gave us each $50 to play with, but I only spent $20 and he spent $33. Just enough to have a little bit of fun, and then we headed back to the hotel to hang out with Scarlette. We stayed in a hotel that was built in the 60's. It's called the Pink Motel, and it's practically the cheapest thing in town. The reason we like staying there is not for the fabulous decor, lol. There is a river that runs right behind it, so you can go out your back door, grill out, sit at the picnic tables, and just relax watching the river flow.

Unfortunately, it rained the ENTIRE time we were there. We stopped and took a few pictures on the way into Cherokee at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, but once we got to Cherokee it was raining, and didn't let up the entire time. So we didn't get to go hiking, and we didn't get to grill out chicken like we were planning this time. But it was still a nice, relaxing weekend. :)

Here are a few pics from the trip:

Pam gave me the following Quote For The Day:

"Why say the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon?" -Anonymous


  1. I was afraid you were going to get wet the whole time. It was raining on Wednesday when we were there too. I forgot to mention there is a "smokeless" area of the casino which is wonderful. We usually start and end there because my allergies go haywire in the main casino. I LOVE the sign at the Pink with the Tinkerbell. Very nostalgic.
    Glad you were able to let go and have fun irregardless of eating and the weather. Next time, you need to come on over the mountain to Pigeon Forge and let me know when and we can meet up and I can show you some of the nice places to visit (and the back roads away from all the traffic lol)

  2. Hi Tammy. Glad you didn't get stressed about it all and were able to have a nice weekend.

    Wonderful pictures! Looks like a really beautiful place. You look fab, and you've got skinny legs! Pink top is really nice too.

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  3. Great pics!!! Looked like fun. My husband ALWAYS wants Subway...I'd love a fried chicken suggestion once in a while. You look gorgeous in your photos and hot in the pink! Keep at it!

  4. Great pix, and I missed the big drop at your last WI. Way to rock that scale!

  5. Tammy, you look smashing in red!

  6. Love those pictures...especially the last one of you and your puppy:) Looks like a beautiful place!!

  7. Hey, glad to hear you had such a good weekend! I'm sorry nothing worked out as you had planned, but it's good that you didn't let it ruin your time. That's a super cute top, by the way!

    Oh, and I don't think I commented on your last weigh-in, so if I didn't, congrats on losing another five pounds!

  8. Great photo's, you look wonderful, I love that pink it really suits you. That last photo of you are Scarlette is lovely you are a beautiful woman Tammy!!

    Glad you didn't stress out over the food, it's not worth fretting over and ruining the weekend.

    I like the slogan on the hat, thats one one the reasons I love Mae West and her quotes. I love a woman with a little devilment in her;0)



  9. Glad you had an awesome weekend, even with the rain and changes in plans! It's so nice to get away. You look gorgeous in those photos, by the way!

  10. Um, I don't mean to be negative, but it seems this Dwayne character is driving you a little nuts. You also seem to view him as an obstacle to the life you'd like to live. Have you considered: 1) stop blaming him and insist on the life you want; 2) move on to the life you want and leave his negativity behind? You seem to have turned a corner in your life, and it's unfortunate but true that sometimes a loved one can't follow. Your weight loss has been so impressive. Don't let this relationship stop you from reaching your fullest potential.

  11. Tammy,
    Great pics...it looked like you were having fun, and how pretty it was!! Glad you had a good time!!

  12. Tammy,
    I love the pictures. It sounds like you had a great weekend, in spite of the rain. We've had nothing but rain here too.

    Take care!

  13. Love your pics - Glad you had a nice time. I really like the doggie!

  14. Great progress pics my friend, absolutely fabulous!! What a wonderful weekend for you!

    Cute dog too!!

    My best always

  15. Great photos! Cute pup. =) I would love to stay at a place like that!

  16. Sometimes you just have to roll with it - and it sounds like you did and had a nice time! You are so pretty - love the pic of you and your sweet baby!

  17. Sounds like an awesome weekend! And girl, that top looks fabulous on you! The artist in me is itching to duplicate that color in paint.

  18. Tammy... you look HOT!!!!

    my hubs loves Subway as much as i do!! pfftt too bad!

    glad to be back.. :) i look forward to checking in regularly again. Wow.. you look FABULOUS!!!

  19. Wow Tammy! How cute are you? Seriously, you are stunning. Gorgeous legs too. I'm a little jealous, have to admit.:-)
    Your puppy is sweet as well. Glad the three of you were able to have a great and relaxing weekend despite food and weather obstacles.

  20. I just love the pictures of Scarlette and you at the river. I wish I had your toned legs!

  21. You are so pretty. That colour is fabulous on you!