Friday, November 7, 2008

Day 64, 65 and 66: Tuesday, Nov. 4 - Thursday, Nov. 6, Daily Assessments

Before I start, let me preface by saying I had three ‘over/bad’ days in a row – EEK! And for pictures I dropped in some more from my trip – some of us blogging, some of the event, cars, etc. Here goes…


So Tuesday I went into the office for a couple of hours before heading to the airport. I had a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack…. But then things got stressful, ran late, couldn’t find a park, couldn’t find Stacy at the airport for us to check in together, eek! So I had freshens! Nice…. Our flight was 4.5 hours so I started getting HUNGRY. Which led me to eat too many snacks…. Mostly because we didn’t to a dinner table in Vegas at our hotel until 9 our time – yes, I was STARVING so I ate bad (think lots of bread, an appetizer, etc.). I did stick to fish (salmon) but still! Then, come on, I’m in Vegas, so I had a beer and a glass of wine. Not too bad! But I ended up at 2,171 calories, 70 fat grams and 247 carbs - ALL out of REC zone; here’s What I Ate.


I decided to stay on Eastern time so I got up at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time ready to hit the gym! I called to confirm its location (I’d already looked it all up online) and he said it didn’t open until 6:30 and it was $20/day. Hmmm. 6:30 won’t work and I don’t want to spend $20 to get on a treadmill….. so I got in the computer for an hour until 6:30 when I had to start getting ready. We had a BUSY day between doing the live blogging (uploading point/click videos; posts; taking pictures) and filming (getting interviews, working with the crew, etc.). We walked A LOT – took about an hour of back and forth walking to even get our credentials (no one knew where media passes were) and it was wild. The show was awesome though and the day went great. But I was bad… hard to be good on vaca!!! I tried (egg white omelet, salad and soup for lunch, salmon and potatoes for dinner) but things here and there (i.e. appetizers, butter) hurt me and I ended up at 2,381 calories, 109 fat grams and 180 carbs – all high except carbs – eek!! Here’s What I ate.


Thursday I woke up exhausted! Had to meet the crew at 8 a.m. to shoot at the welcome to Las Vegas sign. Got the egg white omelet again but I fear it was just loaded in fat – sad. Had a couple of the healthy snacks I packed and was STARVING. We didn’t get to eat until we were at the airport at 1:30 p.m. (the omelet was at 7:30 a.m…. had two snacks until lunch). We passed a candy shop before security and I was RAVENOUS. I got cola gummies and sour belts…. Oh no… Now it was time to choose lunch/dinner in my terminal and my choices were down to Burger King, Pizza Hut, Nathan’s, etc., and I wasn’t going to land in Atlanta until 10 p.m. so I got two personal pan cheese pizzas. I ate one for lunch around 2 p.m. …. And had half of the other later. Those are AWFUL for you – eek! Yeah – it was BAD…. I ended up at 1,912 calories, 73 fat grams and 260 carbs…. Over, over and just under my limits. Here’s the details: What I Ate.


So clearly I had 3 bad days in a row! Not only was I not really able to exercise, I didn’t make good choices/have the option to make good choices, etc. Clearly travel is not good for me. :( What I could have done different now that I see it on paper: (1) no appetizers. Wait for my food which is healthier. The tomato/mozzarella, bread, chips/dip and really the candy all were instant gratification but really hurt me. (2) no butter. I should have just not had the butter on my toast each morning. (3) plan ahead. I could have brought fitness DVDs or something with me but didn’t. Honestly – it was a super hectic, exhausting three days so I don’t know if I could have done anything (definitely not Thursday – I was at the event or in a plan from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. but still). So…. Kind of sucks… but I had some days to use and they’re GONE so I’m going to get back on the working out tomorrow and already got back on the calories/carbs/fat counting today… time to get back to work!! :)


hannah katherine said...

i totally understand travel not being good for a diet...i pack up tomorrow for a 2 week stint for work...and then travel for the holidays...i'm sure it will be fine but i can identify with your vegas trip - food that you're not sure what's in it (the omelet) and only having random stuff available (the airport) and just plain not being in your routine. here's to hoping i come home with a weight loss success like you've had : )

fittingbackin said...

Right! Exactly - and then no scale to even figure out if it's working against you! haha Still wowed by the two weeks - I couldn't do it!! I hope you have weight loss success, too! I was down another pound today - SO random - I've GOT to get in a gym today!

Big Pissy said...

it's hard being gone and out of your routine.

I know you'll get back into it!

You're so dedicated! :)

fittingbackin said...

It is!! I now haven't worked out since LAST MONDAY - i know, crazy! haha I'm going down to the gym at lunch today and after work - i'm getting back to it! :)

eurydice said...

Hmmmm interesting post. At least now you know what sort of things to expect while traveling and can sort of plan ahead. I still think you did a great job!