I mentioned the other day that I was nervous about this trip out of town with my team from work because of the food and lack of opportunity to exercise. I just got home, and I count it a success!
I did not get a chance to exercise (other than shopping!). But, I did a good job with my food choices. I researched each restaurant ahead of time, when I could. And used my iPhone and Google at the table, if I needed to. I had plenty to eat, and I came in just under calories last night. I still have 600 calories left for tonight (not sure I'll eat all of them for a snack).
Lunch was not too bad---a couple of tacos (Taco Tuesday!) at Golden Pride at 160 calories each. The snacks at the training were mostly healthy. I avoided that candy, but I had some trail mix and chocolate covered pomegranates. They hosts left all of the bags out next to the serving dishes, so I was able to get a good idea of calories.
For dinner, we went to Outback Steakhouse. I decided ahead of time to try to the Salmon with grilled veggies. (It was marked as "under 600 calories") on the menu. I did have about half a loaf of bread, but I had planned enough calories for that. I didn't eat any of the appetizers people offered me (fried mushrooms and Awesome Blossom), but I don't like onions or mushrooms. Before bed, I ate some of the snacks I brought with me.
Breakfast at Weck's--the one I was really worried about---went very well. I studied the menu and nutrition page, and decided to go ala carte. (The plates started at 800 calories and went up to 2500 calories!) I ordered ham, 2 eggs, cottage cheese, and mixed fruit. It totaled 600 calories. But, I was so full, I didn't finish the fruit, and I barely touched the cottage cheese. So I logged it at 500 calories.
For dinner, I grabbed a couple of fajita tacos at Taco Cabana (about 200 calories each). Since we had a late breakfast/lunch, I had plenty of calories left, so I shared an order of sopapillas with my car-mates. (About 60 calories each. I ate 3).
Overall, not bad at all!
Several times over the trip my co-workers told me how proud they were of me and my choices. :)
On to the new toys!
Because our trip was postponed a day (roads closed due to blizzard conditions), we were in town when our tax return hit the bank. I went to Fleet Feet and got measured for walking/running shoes. Joey watched me walk and noticed that I tend to lean in (not sure the term). He selected 3 pairs of shoes for me to try. I picked a pair of Brooks. I also got full inserts to help with the plantar fascitis. At the side of the store, they have a rubber running track, so I ran up and back. (So I got a little bit of exercise!!) Joey said he could see a difference in my gait. Now I'm ready to run!
My next stop was the Apple store where my husband had already pre-ordered a pair of FitBit Ones. I'm still trying to figure it all out, but I am excited to see how it will help me reach my goals.