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Monday, November 08, 2010

What an insane week...I can't even describe how exhausting it was. Chaos all around me, and me just trying to stay calm. Friends having major life traumas...deaths, divorces. And all one or two degrees of separation from me. Did I eat bread and butter? You bet I did. I was so anxious one day that I ate bread and butter just to calm myself down.

Didn't lose any weight and didn't gain any weight, for which I am grateful. Made a lot of good choices. My saving grace was planning ahead and having fresh fruit, rice cakes, a tin of sardines or a cliff bar, when I needed to eat and no meal break was forthcoming. And I drank a lot of water and green tea and stayed hydrated. And I had a 30 minute long walk up a big hill every morning to get to work, which was my main exercise. All in all it could have been worse.

I have 4 days at home, then on the road again, this time to visit my family in foodie haven New Orleans. Need to formulate a plan to eat light most of the day in anticipation of some legendary restaurant meals. And to get my walks in every least a couple of miles of fast fitness walking, in addition to walking everywhere being a tourist. I'll be on the road for two weeks this time, and I have to take good care of myself so I don't gain weight on the road.

Whew...hopefully people will be easy and happy on this next leg of travel.
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