Just got back Wednesday night from the longest road trip I think I've ever been on. It was my best friend's business trip to Vancouver, but my DH and I tagged along for the fun of it and so he could help her with the driving. I don't drive, and her housemate who was also along, doesn't like driving my friend's 4 x 4 truck. Except for her GPS unit stranding us in a field of sagebrush in the middle of Wyoming the first night-- we never did make our motel, just slept in the car and waited for the sheriff to come rescue us at daybreak (it's a LONG story)-- everything went great. We went to Yellowstone, GrandTetons, Fort Hall, Idaho, Portland, and Seattle.
AND--wonder of wonders--I didn't gain any weight! I didn't really expect to lose any, but I was so happy that I kept it under control. Even better, I didn't have hardly any chips the whole trip! My friend always brings chips when she's driving, and she offered me some. I took 3 or 4, ate them, and then gave her the bag back, and said, "All yours, I don't want any more." For me, this is saying something...but I did it; I didn't have any but those few, the whole 10 days on the road. My husband and I packed cereal, fruit, and healthy snacks like bread, trailmix, carrots, natural peanut butter and cheese. He hates hummus, but I love it, and he got me a carton of little single-serving cups of hummus for the trip.
The BEST dinner we had on the whole trip was the planked salmon traditional-style and the rest of the package dinner that we got with our boat trip to Tillicum Village. The food there is just unbelievable... but not terribly unhealthy, so I felt I could enjoy my dinner without stressing about it.
The second best dinner I had was grilled salmon and roast veggies at the Soundview Cafe in Seattle's Pike Place Market. I brought home leftovers of that, it was so good. Also while we were in Seattle, we found Cafe Veloce in Kirkland, and I had pasta with pesto and sundried tomatoes and pine nuts. Not so healthy that time, but delicious, and I put aside half of it as leftovers.
So, now we're back home, and I'm trying to start tracking again and eating the way I should instead of the way I eat "on vacation."