Monday, August 1, 2011


Over the past 7 days, I have stuffed an unimaginable number of delicious foodstuffs into my mouth. We went out to eat for at least one meal a day and I probably ate the number of calories I eat per day PER MEAL whilst on vaca. Yikes. We ate so much that my boyfriend gained 8 pounds. Lucky for me, I gained not a one. Still not sure how that's possible, but I'll take it!

Here is what our daily routine looked like:

8 am: wake up
9 am: go out for breakfast/make breakfast
10:30 am: bike to the beach
12: swim
1:30 : bike home from the beach
2: make lunch
3: read on the back porch or walk into town
7: eat dinner / go out for dinner
9: drink / play games / eat backdoor donuts

It was glorious.

And now it's over and it's time for me to put the backdoor donuts out of sight and out of mind. Let me just tell you: I have never ever had a more delicious pastry in my life. Martha's Vineyard Bakery, located in Oaks Bluff, operates out the "back door" from 7:30 to 12:30 serving piping hot fresh-from-the oven delicious baked goods. I tried the infamous apple fritter (my personal favorite - often resulting in mouthgasm), the butternut donut (so hot it fell apart in my hand!), the honey glazed donut, the cinnamon roll....need I say more? We seriously went there almost every night. It was decadent and amazing and my mouth is watering just thinking about it...

Unfortunately, my vacation from both diet and the Vineyard are over.

Yesterday, I started anew with oatmeal and cranberries for breakfast, almonds for a snack, and pasta with black beans + spinach + feta cheese for dinner. I also did a 14 mile bike ride at the Cape Cod canal.

Today, I anticipate much of the same. I think it will be fairly easy to fall back into the nice routine I'd developed before I headed off-shore. Cliff bar for breakfast, something light for lunch, gym after work, a healthy dinner and perhaps a walk or bike ride in the evening.

Back to the grind I go!