Monday, July 2, 2012

Eat Your Little Heart Out #VegasDiet

 For months before Vegas, my girlfriends and I committed to a #VegasDiet. And I say it using that dorky hashtag because it basically consisted of us tweeting one another pics of our light fare using that designation. As we quickly grew weary of the seriousness in reminding one another about our diets (LAY OFF ME I'M STARVING), we started tweeting images in jest of water bottles or air with the hashtag #vegasdiet. Preparing for the trip was a restricting activity which was only fun because we constantly texted about our deprivation- misery loves company, and company in misery makes for some hilarious jokes.
^First official drink in Vegas. Cheers!
^Lil' Edamame at Japonais.
Contrastingly, embarking on the voyage was a gluttonous one. There's so much to just consume there: sugary drinks, big plates of elegant cuisine and treats to appease any palette. And while we didn't go out and do a classic big, huge expensive Vegas dinner- we enjoyed gaining back some of that lost weight in the following ways:
^Morning smoothies to replenish those vitamins.

^Cleansing that palette.
But make no mistake- the day after Vegas my friend sent me a picture of a HUGE piece of pizza with the notation #postvegasdiet. Sho' nuff, eat up girl.

Oh and also, a lot of people commented saying they were surprised Vegas was expensive. I felt it best to clarify why I thought it was expensive (I know people are familiar with Vegas so I don't think I'm unleashing any 'in' secrets): Vegas is one of those places where you can easily get good deals on Flights and hotels... but in general, everything is just more expensive. My Chipolte Bowl was $12.50. My smoothie was $6.25. Drinks were about $15-$28 dollars, which to grown-up me, is just a bit of a gouger. And it all adds up. I budgeted for it but there was always that voice in my head saying "what the $*&%!".

Happy Monday! I work one day today before 3 days of vacation (Go America!) so it shan't be too bad. Have a great one!

[all images came from my camera]
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27 comments:

Katie said...

Vegas is expensive. You get sucked in with the good deal on flights/hotel then once you get there its $$$. It's worth it though! I want to go back :)

Charlotte said...

You just made me so hungry... #vegasdiet doesn't sound at all fun... #postvegasdiet is a little more like it ;)

rinniez said...

Man i love MirMirFoSho's hair colour - best red out!
I want to go to Vegas! and i want bottle service dammint - why dont they have that everywhere!?!
I dont want to go on the #vegasdiet - im struggling to even just avoid sugar atm - but i love the sound of the #postvegasdiet - i could pizza for dayyyyyssssss!
Now i want to go have cocktails and party it up - instead of procrastinating doing an assignment by making this a nice longish comment :)
xx

Kate Sparkles said...

'My Chipolte Bowl was $12.50. My smoothie was $6.25. Drinks were about $15-$28 dollars, which to grown-up me, is just a bit of a gouger.'

- Still cheaper than the town where I live!! But I know by US standards that is SUPER pricey..

I'm actually impressed how many salads are included in the Vegas eating, it looks soo yummy but if I've been dieting in preperation for something, I can't shovel the pizza and pasta in quick enough!!

Your Vegas pics are unbelievably getting me excited for my trip there next year.. I realise that Vegas as a legal grown up ( not a 19 year old who can drink at home but not abroad) and with my husband, not my parents, Vegas might be a lot more fun!!

Self-Dressed said...

OMG!! all this looks so delicious!
I've just started following you!
maybe yo Like to follow each other? It would be great, we can stay in contact!
kisses!!
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DEZMOND said...

mmm, those icecreams seem very nom nom!

Erika said...

I think I want to go to Vegas now just for the food - it looks incredible! Good eats make a vacation THAT much better!

P.S. My tomboy was more tomboy and less chic, as well; I just thought the addition of the word 'chic' made the style sound less grungy. :P

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

All of the food looks delicious!! And the drinks look pretty good too. :) (Yay for bottle service! That's awesome!) But I think out of all the food shots, I like the Southwest Salad one the best.
And I HATE going somewhere that allows smoking inside now. We went to a karaoke bar the other night that allows smoking and it was disgusting! I was SO glad to be out of that place!
I hope you plan on sharing more pictures of your outfits; it seems like your coral dress from the first post was a big hit, and I like the blue dress in this post as well. Please share more!!

Naghmeh said...

oh wow that looked like such a fun trip!! nothing better than some fun in the sun with your closest girls :)
everything looked so yummy, I'm very hungry now haha.
and yes I've heard that Vegas itself can get expensive with the food and drinks!
xx

clarabelleblog.com said...

These photograpjs are stunning. Looks like an AMAZING time!

Pat Hatt said...

Wow that all looks so good, can't beat chicken. And yeah that's how they suck you in, cheap flights and jack up the prices once you're there.

Femme Frugality said...

Looks like a delicious trip! Totally worth the calories in those sugary drinks!

Mandee said...

I did little cleanse before Vegas too! And yeah---Vegas is like 5 times more expensive for everything! That's why we only go every few years though right?

Bravoe Runway said...

Similarly to you, I went on a Miami diet a few years ago before I was going. You ladies had SO much fun and it is true! Flights and lodging in vegas is not expensive but it's the drinks, the dining the show tickets, the clubs that get $$$

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

All of your food looks YUMMY and the drinks even better! I think every girl does the #vacationdiet. It makes the anticipation more fun and you have to feel confident in a suit the whole time.

I am glad to see that you still do girls trips even in a relationship. I know not all girls do that. I think it is necessary!

Jessica Wray said...

I just love this post! So many pretty pictures!

Claire Kiefer said...

Sounds like y'all had a blast! Dieting SUCKS but I'm sure it was worth it once you got there and sucked down as many drinks as you wanted. :) I haven't been to Vegas in far too long--need to remedy that STAT!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Never been on a vacation diet, but right now I am totally on a birthday diet...
The food/drinks look so yummy! I bought bottle of water, I think it was $4.25, Vegas is super expensive on the food/drink side. I don't know how I spend all my money on food/drinks, & not even pretty drinks.

& are you serious, you can walk around downtown naked?

Jax said...

LOL Vegas diet?? Hollaaa!!! I need one of those!! Air? No wonder you're starving girl!! Too funny :)

browneyedgirl said...

omg vegas! you already know how i feel about that city! those photos always make me excited for my september trip, even though it'll be my 2nd time this year, and about 238749343 in this lifetime that i've been to sin city! LOL

Kara said...

Lol, photos of water and air! I've actually never been to Vegas as an adult, believe it or not - honestly the huuuge costs and crowds sorta turn this stick-in-the-mud off. I really need to give it a shot because it looks like you guys had a BLAST. How beautiful are you? And how delicious is that FOOD?! Omg. Must.

Slamdunk said...

Nice Miss Caitlin. The Vegas tourist promotion folks should send you a check for the great plug--we all want to go now.

Enjoy your time off and Happy Fourth!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

best.diet.ever.

Xo Megan

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Erin said...

Soo jealous! Just booked my flight to Vegas! All of that food looks amazing cucumber salad, chicken skewer, and of course, the drinks! Vegas here I come!

xx

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drollgirl said...

ha! i think we all do this!

i am heading to santa cruz (beach) for my birthday, so i have t-minus 27 days to lose some weight and TRY to be comfortable in a bathing suit. that is a tall order, but i'll do what i can! :)

Kristin W said...

These pictures are awesome! Looks like you ladies had an awesome time!