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Business trips and diets don't play well.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I had to go out of town for work for the past several day.

The biggest problem with this has been that every meal was a restaurant meal. I tried to make good choices but in some places (since I had no say as to where we went) it was difficult. Plus I had a beer with dinner more often than not, since my boss and I both love us some beer.

Sunday night I was planning on cheating, as we were going to an awesome rib and BBQ joint, but that ended up actually being one of my lower calorie days since we skipped lunch during our flight and travel time.

The rest of the week was pretty bad. Between the free hotel breakfast buffet, fancy grill/alehouse places for lunch, and people from our sister company taking us to nice places for dinner, I just could quite come up with the will power to constantly choose the right things, and even when I *thought* I did, I'd track them later to discover they were still bad choices.

Long story short, I'm about 7 pounds higher than I was when I left. I expect some of this to be water weight, as from tracking yesterdays food it looks like I ended up with 4 days worth of sodium, so we'll see how it plays out in the long run. Regardless, I'm home now, so I can head back the the gym on schedule from now on and make better food choices.

In some ways I don't really regret it, because I ate things there I'll probably not have an opportunity to have again due to either the food just not being available here or being out of my normal price range (Kobe Beef Cheeseburger, anyone?).
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    Thank you for this sobering reminder; I'm going on a business trip in a couple of weeks, and will try to get fruit and yogurt lined up for breakfast ... at the very least.

    Let's hope those 7 pounds were mostly water! Good luck!

    1931 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    vacation food is difficult for me too!

    I have now started packing snacks with me- my EAS carb control protein shakes, 90 calorie fiber one bars, pistachios, apples....

    Then I make sure to order a big salad and eat all of it before I eat anything else.

    Our healthy goals are more importnat than a meal or two, we can do it!

    1931 days ago
    Just don't give up...Hey if you had that much sodium, you ought to be able to drop some of that weight pretty fast once you get back on track.
    1945 days ago
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