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Traveling and Work Trips

Posted Nov 29 2012 12:00am

Hello! It’s been a while since I updated, so I thought I would take a moment to let you all know how I’ve been doing.

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been on a work trip all week. I don’t travel up here all that often, but when you do, they really spoil you.

In the morning, trays of bagels, muffins, coffee, and fruit are brought into the room. Each day, I have managed to eat a good breakfast at the hotel and only eat fruit and coffee at work. So that’s good.

Lunch time has involved eating out once (I ordered soup and salad but caved and ate one small biscuit. The second lunch was make your own sandwiches. The worst part was the fabulous bread and I also had a few homemade chips and a cookie. The third lunch was pizza. I stayed mindful of my hunger signals and ate ONE piece, but also had a cookie and some toffee. I guess I feel like I’m doing terribly, but I have been watching my portions and quantities of food. I do drink plenty of water, as usual.

They take us to these great local restaurants with fabulous food in the evenings. They order lots of appetizers and everyone is allowed drinks (although I stick to iced tea or one diet soda) and once this was followed by dessert (of which I ate two bites).

But the entrees, I probably could have done better with. My thought philosophy was, I’m never going to eat at these places again, nor do hubby and I frequently dine at places where the average meal costs $15 per plate. So I ordered what I wanted but watched my portions and never cleaned my plate.

But the food we’ve been eating is not conducive to weight loss or health for that matter. I am afraid to step on the scale at home tomorrow and see how much damage has been done.

I have exercised every single day though at 5 a.m.! That’s an accomplishment. And outdoors, where it’s like 17 degrees. The first day, I ran 2 miles by myself. The next two days, my coworker offered to come with me and walk. We walked for a little over 30 minutes each day. It was nice to have someone to talk to! At least I’ve kept my exercise constant.

Last week I was traveling all week too, although miraculously, I only gained a couple of pounds over the course of that trip. My eating was A LOT better than it has been this week though.

So is life. I have to find a balance, and I’m trying. This doesn’t mean the end of the road if I have gained some weight, but just another week in my journey. I’ll be back to normal soon. But I know how frustrating it is to stay completely on track for a month and barely lose a thing, but I’ll bet I’ll have gained all that back and more in a matter of days. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that, if that’s the case, it comes back off quickly!

Have a good day!

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