Sunday, September 12, 2010
Trips and vacations are such wonderous things but the coming back to reality is not so wonderous, especially when the eating was out of control for an extended period of time. Before leaving I did lots of mental rehearsing and felt that I had a plan to follow and to try to enjoy the trip and not so much the food. Oops, the rehearsing went by the wayside when all of the meals are put in front of me with temptations galore. Oh well, what is 5 pounds? For me 5 pounds is a huge mountain and it has taken me 3 years to lose 7 pounds.
I am not willing to stop living and not enjoy the wonders of seeing other parts of the world. I just need to figure out how to handle the eating. Many other travelers do. I guess the trick is to evaluate and figure out what I could do differently next time. The boat that I was on, did offer healthy choices and low calorie meals but I was not strong enough this time to go that route.
Today, I am back to tracking and back to exercising.
I was asked to write a couple of lines about my trip. I was gone for 15 days and took a river boat trip along the Mosselle, Rhine, and Main rivers in Germany. The trip started in Paris and ended in Prague. Paris was amazing. Our hotel was located right under the Eiffel tower..An amazing tower. I was able to climb almost to the top. We were taken by bus to Trier where we boarded our river boat. We were on the boat for 7 days and as we floated down the river saw such glorious scenery. We saw amazing "old" towns and villages, lots of castles, and vinyards galore. Have gained a great appreciation for green and lush!! It was so nice to not have to pack and unpack everyday but to haver all our meals and room on a boat. We were able to dock in a different town everyday and enjoyed getting off and strolling through the different towns and seeing such marvelous "old" architecture. The trip ended in Prague where we spent 3 days and 4 nights. We did lots of walking there and visited bridges, castles, palaces, a very old astronomical clock, churches and market places. Now I get to relive the trip from my pictures!! Anyway, Since traveling is one of my passions, I can't give it up just because I am afraid of food. Just need to figure out how to control the calories and still enjoy the travel...