A 45-year-old fat man trying to find his inner skinny dude.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Big weekend

Have you ever noticed that it's hard to eat good food on the road?  I just had a long weekend in the Bay Area, and I found it ridiculously easy to get a scone or cheese danish, but not so easy to get vegetables.  Even so, I had some good things happen. 

One is that I realized I'm not willing to eat crappy or stale food just because I'm a little hungry.  One is that I found walking around San Francisco pretty easy.  Another thing I noticed is that I can actually eat pretty normally for short periods without tracking.  Don't get me wrong--I am tracking this week.  But it gave me a glimpse of hope--that I'll be able to stay disciplined without being too weird.  Sometimes.

Mostly, I found that I wasn't going through the city entirely ruled by food.  I had a couple of desserts, and I had the most amazing strawberry croissant at a place in Berkeley.   I don't have to have such things,  but I can have them from time to time.  It's nice to know.

We'll see how the weigh-in goes on Sunday.  Didn't make it in SF (and that's ok, too). 

1 comment:

  1. That's fantastic. It's nice to be able to enjoy the food at a special place or occasion, but not have it be the entire focus.

    When I travel I eat from supermarkets a lot, because you can get a decent meal from the produce and deli - like cubed fruit, low-fat cheese, turkey breast, etc. It can be awfully hard to find a supermarket though!