OK, here we go…I spent the entire weekend at the conference without my scale because I forgot to pack it. I was curious to see what would happen to my weight and this morning I weighed in at 144.4, which is right about where I should be. Just now when I was changing into something more comfortable I thought to myself “I wonder what I weigh right now”, so I stepped on the scale. Granted, I did just pee (a lot of pee ) , but I had also just eaten dinner! Can you guess what my weight was? 143.8. I have never in my life seen my weight drop from morning to night. I almost always weigh a couple pounds more at the end of the day! CRAZY! Not only is that weird, but 143 is a new number! Territory that I have not ventured into yet. I am dancing in my seat right now because I really am making progress. I’m setting my mind to something and seeing changes happen. This is so exciting!
Anyway, wanted to talk a little bit about how I did at the hotel this weekend. Ended up having to hassle a lot of people to get a fridge. That was the beginning of a very bad experience with the hotel (the manager got an angry e-mail from me since he wasn’t even there to talk to), but I did eventually get my fridge. I did a really good job about packing meals. I did a little research of the restaurants right in town to see if there was an eating out option for me. Not to many of the restaurants are chains with nutrition info available so it was tough. Mellow Mushroom was one of the restaurants and you have to do a lot of picking around on the internet to find info. I finally found a mushroom hoagie that would fit in nicely into my plan, so I treated myself to one. My last night there my friends went to a bar so I went with them and enjoyed a beer. The strange thing was that I wasn’t craving a burger and fries like I usually do. Instead I got a side salad and some spring rolls. It was just enough to fill me up. I had to guess on a lot of the stuff, but I tracked it as best as I could and clocked in at 2000 calories that day, which was fine with me.
As far as working out, I did actually use the fitness facility once. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical machine there. I know I was all excited about having to walk from my hotel to the convention center (1 mile round-trip) but I forgot that it is getting dark really late and I didn’t feel safe walking at night. I walked last year, so I don’t know if I was just stupid or if daylight savings time hadn’t happened yet. I ended up driving the couple blocks and parking in the garage right across the street from the convention center. I felt absolutely ridiculous doing that, but school will cover the cost of parking and I felt a lot safer doing that. So I didn’t get in as much exercise as I had hoped, but I was proud of the fact that I used the fitness facility even once!