Greetings from Boston!
Monday, November 07, 2011
I'm at UI16 which is a web techie conference that focuses on the user interaction part of web design. You know, where the rubber hits the road. Or should. Am learning a lot and meeting good people. Will be here through Wednesday.
The burning question is- "Can a person eat low carb at a tech conference?" I don't know the ansewr myself, yet. But I've been working towards that goal and so far have succeeded. Breakfast was room service as I fear the continental breakfast offered would be ruinous. The room service menu that's a door hang tag was so carb loaded that I called down and spoke to someone. Asked could I please have a veggie omelet and a side of bacon, no bread, no potatoes? Sure, she says. So that's what I ordered and asked for it at 6:00 am sharp so I'd still have time to workout and get to the conference at 8:00ish. It ended up coming with potatoes, but I just ignored their pleas. Then I went and ran on a treadmill for an hour in a very stuffy work out room. It's a big room, crowded this morning but icky hot. Glad I had a bottle with ice water or I would not have made it. Came back to my room and did crunches. Too shy to do ST in front of fellow conference goers/ potential friends. Silly, huh?
The conference is called UI16 and that 16 refers to the number of pounds they'd like you to gain while here. They had that continental breakfast, which from the glance I gave it, looked like the usual variety of pastries and fruit. I heard they had some kind of egg croissant sandwich. Still. Am glad I ordered room service and will do so again. Through out the day, every time we had a break there were more goodies waiting for us. Bread and spreads, yogurt and granola, sliced fruit, more pastries, muffins and cookies. I had a bag of raw almonds with me so nibbled on that, until someone made off with them at the lunch break! For lunch we went to Legal Seafood (yes, Mimi!) and I had crab salad. Yummy! and it was very lightly done, not heavy mayo so I think I am okay.
Am weighing my dinner options now. My buddy I made and had lunch with lives local so she went home and I'm suffering people-overload anyway so instead of joining one of the groups to head out, will be alone for dinner. (I get tired of being smilely and smart, hello fat and dumb!) Thinking of just going to the restaurant downstairs. It's dark out already!
Time to relax, keep eating healthy and digest everything I saw and learned today so I can become a productive member of the Databliss team instead of just sucking up our earnings for trips. ;-)
Here's my lunch-