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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Back From the Beach...Lots o' Pics!

Well we finally made it back home from the Emerald Coast today, and I am EXHAUSTED.  We had a great time....it was very relaxing.  The first couple of days were rainy and overcast, but the sun was out by Tuesday and stayed that way the rest of the week!  I just downloaded all of my pics and I'm missing some food pics....we ate like morons...but as Dwayne kept saying, it's one week out of the year.  I haven't stepped on the scale yet.  I'll consider it this Friday.  If I can't work up the nerve, I'll do it next Friday, lol.  We ate about half of our food in the condo, where I cooked on the little stove we had...that's why I distinctly remember taking pics of spaghetti and Stouffer's lasagna that didn't come through on my download a few mins ago.  The other half we ate out in restaurants.  I'm missing a pic of a grilled mahi sandwich that I ate at Guy Martin's restaurant in Pier Park.  It was fabulous!  Naturally,  the pic of the 1/2 FRIED grouper sandwich I ate at Spinnaker's came through just fine, lol.  I have lots and lots to show you, so ENJOY!!!!  I'll catch up with you tomorrow!  :)

This is the outside view of our condo.  It has 23 floors...we were on the 20th floor...it was an awesome view!

We found a candy shop, and being the chocoholics that we both are, we bought a turtle to share.  We each had 2 small bites and threw the rest away.  So very sinful...and delish! 

We took a walk on the pier and tried to take some pics, but the wind was blowing a steady 20-25 miles an hour....it was rainy and overcast the first couple of days.  A nice couple finally stopped and offered to take a couple of pics for us after we took the first one ourselves.

When we stopped at that candy store to buy the turtle, Dwayne found some white-chocolate covered doggie bones (safe for dogs), so we bought a bag for Scarlette.  This is me holding it for her so she can lick all the chocolate off, lol.

It was impossible to keep Scarlette out of Dwayne's duffle bag.  She kept digging around in his clothes, making a little nest, and then snuggling down in them to take naps.  :)

We went swimming in the indoor pool one night.  We figured it would be heated....NOT!!!

This is the skirt to my bathing suit.  The advantage to holding the camera is nobody gets to take a full body shot of you, lol.  Excuse my fat stomach roll. 

View of the ocean from our pool deck.

View from the chairs on our balcony on the 20th floor.

Uh oh.


Oh my..

Yes...that's full-fat cream cheese on a WHITE bagel.

Turns out the best fried shrimp on the whole beach were being served downstairs out the pool bar!!

These things were huge!!  11 jumbo Gulf shrimp w/ fries for $11.00.  Best deal on the beach!

Of course, we had to wash them down with SOMEthing!

Frozen raspberry margarita, anyone???

Now some pics of healthy food to try and redeem myself.  :)

Back to the crap food, lol.  We had lunch at Spinnaker's on the beach yesterday.  The view was gorgeous but the food was so-so.  We shared everything we ordered, so I let Dwayne do the ordering since he's such a picky eater...remember, NO VEGGIES!!  We had a bowl of lobster bisque and a half order of fried shrimp tossed in a chile aioli sauce, along with 1/2 a fried grouper sandwich with fries.

Dwayne brought home some of our leftover shrimp from the pool bar downstairs, cut it up into little pieces  and fed it to the baby.

I took pics of all the souvenirs I bought on the trip, for the 2 challenge winners, and a couple of my close friends.  Since this post is soooooo long already, I'll put up the souvenir pics in my next post.  'Nite friends!  :)


  1. Great photos Tammy! Welcome back...we missed you! The ocean/beach view is GORGEOUS!

    Dwayne is a cutie. You two make a nice couple! Don't fret over what you consumed, you can't change it. You can make good choices this week and detox all that fried food away! Drink it away sister...with water, no more of that beer! :)

  2. So glad to hear you had a great vacation! You deserved it after all the hard work you've done to lose weight and all the random crap you've been through over the past few months. It sucks that it probably derailed your weight loss a little, but you have to allow yourself to have fun once in a while. Loved all the pictures!

  3. Those pictures are awesome my friend! You needed that time, you really did! I'm so happy that you had a chance to get away!!!
    Loved the pics---beautiful!

    Give Dwayne my best!

    My best always

  4. We all deserve a break! I love the photos...I am looking forward to hearing about more of this trip and your getting back on track.

  5. Looks like you had a great time. Beautiful pictures. Especially the pics with your legs in them...lookin' good lady! :)

  6. Welcome Back! Loved all the beach photos. It looks like you had a great time and got some good R&R. Time to plan the next vacation so you have something to look forward to ;)

  7. Wow Tammy! So many beautiful pictures I don't know where to start! Looks like a stunning location and you look great. I love that top with the filly neckline - so pretty. And er, did you nick a model's legs?!! Lucky girl to have legs like that.

    And as for frozen raspberry margaritas .... OMG!

    Glad you had a wonderful time with your two special loved ones.

    Bearfriend xx

  8. Great pics! The Gulf of Mexico on those calm days look gorgeous. And you legs look darn good - no cellulite! This looks like it was everything a vacation should be - except for the place on the 20th floor - I'm elevator phobic so that would have been a long climb!

    Can't wait for more details!

  9. Love all of the pics! And that beach and water look so pretty. But your food pics are making me so hungry! LOL Welcome home. :)

  10. What an awesome vacation you must have had!! It looks like loads of fun.

  11. Looks like you had a blast - what a wonderful vacation!!! Even the dog got special treats - what fun!

  12. Great pics!!! So glad you had such a great time. Your dogs adorable :)

  13. great pics.. it looks like you were the only people there.. with the beach all to yourselves!

  14. Loved your pictures..how fun..
    And peaceful.
    maybe next year we can do something similar.
    I miss water.
    I live in Colorado...but grew up in Michigan.
    Love the pictures of your sweet 'baby'.
    Bet she loved that shrimp.
    and OMG...the chocolate turtle..
    my husband would have lost his fingers trying to get out of the way of my teeth. lol.


    Missed You xxx

    Fab Foto's

    Looks like an amazing place.
    You two look so luv'd Up;O)
    Scarlette looks so chilled laying there.

    I'm not saying a word about the food!!
    Ok maybe one...Scrummy.

    Love & Hugs


  16. Great pictures, looks like you had a great time. You look like a very cute, happy group, you, Dwayne and your puppy! I'm jealous of that view!

  17. Looks like you had a great time. And you, you look just radiant, and so happy. Your pup is just too cute. Loved all the beach photos, made me long for the ocean. I have lost 2 pounds since I stopped exercising....can you believe that?
    Hugs, Kathleen