Lately I’ve been turning to Tuna and pouting. He knows that means I’m missing our Miami/Brazil trip. Our trip was awesome.
In Miami, we went on a boat tour in the Everglades and saw real live alligators!
And in Brazil we did lots of site-seeing and climbed up Corcovado.
Oh, I also stuffed my face with delicious salty breads, flavorful meat, and stiff drinks.
When we got home, I reluctantly weighed myself with one eye closed. I was thinking it would be about +7or 8 lbs. I peeked at the scale, and frowned in disbelief! I only gained half a pound throughout our entire trip. We did walk a lot and – we did sweat a lot.
Lesson learned: you aren’t going to blow up and die if you indulge and eat everything in sight once in a while.
It was also nice to be reminded of certain foods I haven’t utilized in awhile by the restaurants we went to and the meals served by our hosts.
Tuna’s sister whipped up a fruit smoothie for us that I’ve already made a bunch of times since I’ve been home.
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup apple juice
- 4 ice cubes
Another lesson learned: trying new foods doesn’t have to be scary. If you try something and don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it.
I tried a
shit ton of new foods on the trip. And I actually liked…..some of them.
I genuinely liked, would make for myself, and enjoyed eating:
- green curry
- fried yucca
- chicken empanadas
- white beans
- guava paste
- pecan pie
- päo de queijo
Ok, not my favorite, but edible:
- collard greens
I did not like; no thanks:
- goat cheese
- creamed kale
- airplane food
- guaraná (soda)
- sweet potato soup
- ground beef empanadas
25 new foods tried, only 1 million to go!
What’s a lesson you learned while traveling?
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Don’t pout–Christmas is near. And as long as you’re walking lots, you can get away with eating a lot. After two weeks in Italy–read, eating GREATt Italian food–I too dreaded my scales. But found I’d gained only one pound! (Think, tall steps in Colosseum!)