Today I kicked off theme park season with a trip to the Disney-MGM Studios park with Chris (:love:), Cheri (I hope I spelled that right), and Rachel. Cheri is down from the Detroit area to visit her best friend Rachel, who just happens to be the girlfriend of Chris’s housemate Kenny. Cheri also plays World of Warcraft with Chris and his other housemate, Ben. They are all in the same guild on the Shadow Council RP server–isn’t that sweet? 😉
Anyway, you are all probably wondering why we chose to visit the Disney-MGM instead of something REALLY fun like Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
There was only one reason: It was the last Star Wars weekend at Disney-MGM, and, as a huge fan of the movies and cosplay fanatic, Cheri wanted to take her custom-made Tusken Raider baby doll around the park and have its picture taken with all of the dressed up Star Wars characters. Since it was also her 32nd birthday, we clearly had to make this happen.
I was a bit concerned about finding meals that I could actually eat without counting them as free meals, but managed to get through the day with my Nalgene water bottle, two Luna bars and a lovely little kids meal at the Backlot Express restaurant: a small side of chili, some grilled chicken slices, raw broccoli, celery, and carrots, a cup of applesauce, and a small OJ for the bargain price of $5.39. If you’ve ever been to Disney, you will recognize that as a dirt-cheap meal in the Land of the Mouse.
Rachel used to work at the park as a cast member on the Great Movie Ride, so she herded us from ride to ride with the precision and and efficiency of a pro.
By the end of the day, despite the threat of tornadoes and several rounds of absolutely drenching rain, we’d gotten photos taken with Jedi Mickey, Queen Amidala, Anakin Skywalker (in both kid and grown up form), Chewbacca, The Incredibles, the Emperor/Palpatine, and Darth Vader.
There was a small snafu with the Vader photo though. Being a native Floridian and extremely averse to dying of heat stroke or acquiring a case of heat rash (have been v. prone to heat rash since I was a kid), I was dressed in the aqua v-halter swim top from my last round of photos, some workout shorts, and my favorite Mizuno Wave Precision running shoes. This is June in Florida after all, which meant that the temperature this morning was in the 90s while the humidity level was up to what felt like 100%. I figured that if it started raining, I would be streamlined enough to sprint to shelter, and if I got soaked anyhow, I’d dry off faster. I also wasn’t averse to catching whatever meager rays of sunshine might be poking through the overcast skies. (No worries–I had on SPF 15. A bit of color is okay, but turning into a crusty, wrinkled melanoma victim by age 35 is NOT in my life plan.)
Heh…anyway, I was dressed in pretty much the same amount of clothing I have on when working out, but Milord Vader chose to be offended by my lack of midriff coverage and sent one of his lackeys–a park employee–to ask me to throw on a shirt. LOL. Fortunately I did have a shirt in my bag, but how funny that Darth Vader is more prudish than Mickey Mouse!
Stupid me forgot to put the SD memory card back into my camera after the last batch of progress photos, so I was cameraless today. Cheri did take a bunch of pictures on her camera, however, so I’ll post them when she gets them online.
6/10/05 P&P Challenge Report
Consecutive Perfect Days = 18
Total Perfect Days = 40/62
– 1344 calories eaten / -767 deficit
– 50.1% carb, 31.6% protein, 20.9% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs
6/4/05 – 135.6 lbs
Nutrition: 1800-2000 calorie high zig zag day
1: 3×1 omelette, 3 small pancakes, 1/2 c. grapes
2: Caramel apple Luna bar
3: 1/3 c. chili, 2 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. mixed raw veggies, 1/3 c. apple sauce, 1 c. orange juice
4: Caramel apple Luna bar
5: 1 c. lean beef chili, 3/4 slice banana bread, 1 cup fresh pineapple
6: 3/4 slice banana bread, 1 banana
Total: 2091 calories, 59.9% carb, 22.8% protein, 19.5% fat
Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter
Water: 16 cups minimum
11:00-6:00 PM Walking around Disney/MGM Studios theme park with intermittent sprints to get through afternoon rain showers.
The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing so far. 🙂
1. Did something active on the weekend with other people for a change. Amazing, eh?
2. Signed up for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer course just for kicks. My GI Bill will cover $500 of the $649 fee, so why not learn something new this summer?
3. Did not have any cheese-infused tater tots or icky lite beer at Devaney’s last night when out with Chris and friends.
1. Make forms for P90X module.
2. Pick up some beef for steak and beef noodles.