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Old 3 Jul 22, 10:18 AM  
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Low carbing in the USA- Jul22-Live - 22nights

Meant to start this earlier but itís not really gone to plan.

I wrote this in my notes 😂Canít wait to return but Iím not convinced Iím quite as excited as usual with so many airport issues being reported and us flying BA via Heathrow. 😂

Funny because yesterday at 5pm BA cancelled our 7.40am Heathrow flight leaving us too late to get to London any other way. After a bit of scrambling online to check out options and some amazing advice from dibbers we managed to get on live chat and booked from Manchester with Aer Lingus still flying today.

We originally had some Disney time booked as part of this trip but shelved that for the time being.

We are staying for 22 nights at a mixture of Universal resorts - Endless Summer Dockside, Cabana Bay and Portofino.

We were lucky enough to get a wee weeks trip in February which gave us a wee reminder about what it was that weíd missed so much about Orlando holidays. Last food report is here -


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Me: 49- loves all things Orlando and chief planner. Did eat pretty much everything other than eggs but at the start of December I was diagnosed as diabetic. My eyesight had been a bit dodgy and an optician appointment flagged up that it didnít seem like general deterioration and told me to arrange blood tests. Right enough, diabetes was diagnosed later that week.

Since then Iíve switched my diet completely to low carb and low sugar. Found it hard and a massive learning curve at the start but itís working really well for me. Lost 37lb, firmly in the healthy BMI and for the first time in my life a size 10. But the main benefit is my Blood sugars are significantly lower, off medication and my vision has vastly improved.

Dh; 50, missing carbs so I imagine heíll be making the most of the Florida food. Hates tomatoes, beans and mushrooms. Fairly chilled but can always be persuaded for a universal or Disney trip.

Ds: 14, loves all food, can eat for Scotland. He is firmly established in his teenage years, adores Universal but high praise probably comes in the form of a grunt or a meh 😂 and a quick glance up from his phone.

So second Orlando trip as a low carb and low sugar 🤯 the week in February prepared me well and I learned a lot, however, 22 nights might be a bit of a challenge and I doubt Iíll always get it right.

I have lists and research as long as my arm so I wonít starve or just be eating Caesar salad every meal 😂.

Donít fear and stop reading though, the other 2 will be indulging as per usual. Iím pretty sure DH canít wait not to pretend he enjoys all my low carb meals 😂 and eat as he pleases for over 3 weeks.

Iíve made some dining reservations at Universal but they are not set in stone.

Currently sat at the gate waiting to board.

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Travel Day
Manchester Airport - Bridgewater Breakfast and Aer Lingus food.
Pier 8 Dockside and Walgreens Snacks

Day 1
Starbucks
Pier 8 Dockside Breakfast
Longhorns
Pier 8 Dinner

Day 2
First Watch
Cheddars
Starbucks
Sunset Lounge
Dockside Dinner

Walmart Snacks

Day 3
NBC Bar & Grill
Menchies

Moes & Breadbox - Citywalk

Day 4
Dockside Breakfast
Dragonfire Grill - Busch Gardens

Shake Shack

Day 5
In room breakfast
Saltgrass Steakhouse Lunch

Sals - Portofino

Day 6
Dockside Food Court
Red Lobster
Dockside Lobby Bar and Foodcourt

Day 7
Starbucks - Dockside
Seaworld Snacks

Shake Shack - Vineland
Confisco Grill

Day 8
Bayliner Diner
Toothsome and Menchies
Bayliner Diner Dinner and Atomic Tonic Pool Bar

Day 9
Bayliner Diner
Seaworld Snacks
Bonefish Grill
Publix Snacks

Bar 17 Aventura

Day 10
Busch Gardens
Shake Shack


Day 11
Universal Snacks
Blaze Pizza

Dahlia Lounge and Toledo

Day 12
Olive Garden
Moes Citywalk


Day 13
Discovery Cove
Urban pantry - Aventura and Strongwater - Sapohire Falls
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Old 3 Jul 22, 11:03 AM  
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Have an amazing time - so looking forward to hearing all about it. Fabulous work on the weight loss and blood sugars. I hope you have lots of lovely food (you did so well in Feb!) and I imagine the odd treat shouldn't matter too much.

I hope your journey is smooth from now on.
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Have a great time. Looking forward to reading along
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I'm looking forward to this! Thankfully, my low carb diet can be more flexible at the moment as I'm doing it to help pcos and pre diabetes but I always feel unwell after too many carbs so it will be nice to see if there are ways that I can still follow it - mostly.

Have a great trip!
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I hope you have a fantastic trip and I canít wait to see all your delicious meals! 😁
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Have an amazing time! Canít imagine how stressful the last day has been 😥 but youíre off now!
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Love reading a live trip report, and yours are terrific, as it makes me feel like I'm there. Building the anticipation for our trip in October. Will follow along.
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So glad you are on your way! Yesterday sounded a little stressful... Loved your Feb TR and looking forward to following this one... We will hopefully be arriving in Orlando at the end of your TR so this will definitely get the excitement building whilst I try not to worry about all the things that could go wrong! Have a wonderful time
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