I have never been successful at not gaining weight when I travel. It has just been too hard to do my diet. Usually, I turn off the diet switch when traveling and anything goes.
We spent a few days in Dallas at the beginning of this week (Spring Break) and it was not very different from any other trip (as far as my eating). I did have a few victories I would like to share.
On our way out of town, we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch and I ate off the low calorie Fresca menu. For dinner, we stopped at one of my favorites, Fuddruckers. I went with a buffalo burger which is lower calorie/fat than beef. On top of that, I got full and STOPPED eating with more than 1/4 of my burger left. I also passed on eating Michael’s leftover fries. My normal activity on trips is to never leave anything on my plate or anyone else’s. So feeling full, acknowledging that feeling and stopping my eating was a major victory for me.
Monday morning I was not hungry so I did not even go downstairs in the hotel for breakfast. I do not normally eat breakfast (because I am not hungry for it) but it is hard to pass on FREE food, but I did on Monday. Tuesday, I only had a small bowl of cereal, but I was feeling a bit hungry (or I convinced myself to be hungry).
All the other meals were my normal self where I clean my plate. Twice I can remember going too far and ignoring that I was full. So while this was one of my best vacations ever (in regards to my eating), it was not as good as it could have been.
Last Friday I was back down to 208 and this morning I was at 213. I suspect just eating right for a couple of days will drop that down pretty quickly. I am really desiring to be back below 200 so I am going to be working hard on that.