Awesome women update and road food… wowza!

Whoa, what a day.  Just got back to the hotel room and it’s 4:30… at least Lucy and I have been on our walk already.  Still need to hit up the hotel gym and plan a healthy dinner and finish up my work day.  One thing at a time.  First, we need to check in with the awesome ladies:

Sara in her super cute Grateful Apron!! —

And here’s a snack idea from Megan that I’ll be sure to get with as soon as I get home.  Goat cheese and dates?  Check and check.  From Kitchen ala Meggo:

“Delicious and healthy snack tip:  I bought a bunch of dates, then sliced them halfway open, removed the pit, and stuffed them w/ goat cheese.  I made a dozen and then put them all in a tupperware in the fridge… whenever I want a nice sweet and savory snack, I can pop a few into the toaster oven (or regular oven if I’m already cooking din).  Good source of fiber and protein and probably 30-40 calories per date, and they seem decadent.”

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Ok, now for today……. Road food.  I have a love hate relationship with eating on the road (and eating out in general).  I LOVE food so much, that when I’m traveling, I want to eat the most and best of everything…  especially when I have an expense account.  In the old days I would go to dinner alone and order the following:  Two glasses of wine, an appetizer, a salad, an entree and sometimes a dessert.  Add an entire bread basket to that mix, and you have yourself a whole lot of weight gain in a short period of time.  After three and a half years of this travel-heavy job, I think I’ve finally realized that I don’t need to splurge just because I’m on the road.  Sure, that makes for a lot of Subway and Lean Cuisines in my hotel room, but it’s necessary if I’m going to make this a sustainable lifestyle.

5:45am, hotel restaurant, kind of wanting to die after a sleepless night:

The super tasty complimentary breakfast menu (yes, I’ve tried all of these over the years… except, of course, the cold cereal):

Alas, I ordered the cold cereal this morning (Raisin Bran.  Doesn’t that milk look… well, milky?  That’s because it’s half and half!  What’s up with that?!  Note to self: Request skim tomorrow.  I’m such an amateur cold cereal orderer):

Lunch (eaten in the car, because otherwise I’d be eating in Subway with about 25 local high school students.  No thanks):

Happiest travel partner:

Dinner plan:  Soup from Safeway and maybe a salad from Subway?

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