It occurred to me that only two things have been obvious from my posts of late: I have spent most my time totally off the grid and when I have surfaced I have verbosely gone on and on about whatever happened to be on my mind at the time. So, I’ll balance that out with a little factual update.
After seven consecutive weeks of travel (including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) I had my first official “weigh in day” on my home scale in three months—February 1st. The results: I have lost 17 pounds from the time I started blogging. That doesn’t put me back down to where I want to be, but it puts me back to within 4 pounds of my reasonable “goal weight” and one size smaller than I was in October. (Okay, the vanity part of me is not content to be a healthy weight…I want to be an AMAAAAZING weight, so I will keep plugging.) And it definitely relieves some of the worry I was feeling about being out of control and being afraid of gaining back 180 pounds of lost weight.
Anyway, hurray, hurray, hurray! The program works if you work it!
early last Thursday for two more weeks of travel. First stop: the very cold regions of California . My husband decided he was tired of traveling home each weekend and figured I could come visit him instead. I have to admit I was a little concerned. I have been freezing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada , so how on earth was I going to survive that fact that the high temperatures during the day here have only been getting up to between -15º and -7º C? That is a problem that even chocolate wouldn’t fix. I have actually done remarkably well. My husband is used to eating every meal out—three times a day. That wouldn’t have done well for my weight. So, first stop in California …Costco! I loaded up with an obscene pile of produce and a few other staples. I have cooked every meal except two here in the hotel—weighed, measured and abstinent. It helps that the hotel he booked is basically a condo-type apartment with a full kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, storage room etc. Gee—all the luxuries of home minus my rice cooker and vita-mixer. But, it has the added advantage of daily room service. I could get used to that without too much trouble. Canada
Anyway, tomorrow evening I fly back to
and arrive home late (i.e. 2:30 in the morning). I leave at 6 a.m. the next morning to go for another 10 day road trip off to St. George and the more northern parts of California . More food challenges to be faced, but I am feeling up to the challenge. Amazing how different life is when you eat to live rather than live to eat! Utah