Lessons from the road
Monday, May 08, 2017
I went to Orlando for a couple of days to celebrate my niece's college graduation. GO HER! I tried to stay on track as much as possible. Things I learned:
1. Adding eggs back into the diet has made breakfast SO. MUCH. EASIER. Most places we went I could get eggs and toast or an egg beater scramble. Keeps the protein high and the calories lower. One place we went had calorie counts on the menu which is both good and bad. The crazy stuffed french toast sure sounded good until I saw that it's 1200 calories. THAT'S A WHOLE DAY'S WORTH.
2. Several of my family members are facing their own health challenges and eating better overall these days. I did get one comment about how 'boring' my meal was but I used to get all sorts of snide comments about my rabbit food or about how they'd rather die than eat what I order. Again, SO. MUCH. EASIER.
3. It wasn't all perfect. There were fried flautas and tortilla chips one night. And there was a crazy ice cream cake dessert one night. But the dessert was split 3 ways at least. And there was the M&M megastore where I sampled the new caramel (not that good, tbh), vanilla cupcake (yum), mint (YUM!), and pretzel (aeh) M&Ms, and left with a small bag of dark chocolate peanut M&Ms.
4. I went for a morning run two out of the three mornings I was there so that was good. I really find that exercising in the morning helps set the tone for the day. It doesn't mean there won't be M&Ms or whatever, but I'm less likely to go crazy. You know, that mentality of "well I already had [x] so I might as well eat [y,z,1,2,17] too."
Home now and back on track. Going to try really hard to stick to the calorie goals for awhile to try to break this plateau before all my metabolic testing and whatnot in 10 days.