Staying hydrated

Whenever I travel I usually don’t drink enough water and get dehydrated rather quickly. And once your body is used to a good amount of water even not having enough one day can make a difference.

Curt and I flew out Saturday and I have stayed pretty hydrated since, including the plane trip. Luckily the tap water here tastes pretty decent and is safe. If you got to a restaurant here the question is not tap or bottled water, it is still or sparkling? In Budapest it was, with gas or no gas? No gas, thank you.

Before we left the Bay Area I bought a little water bottle from REI for my trip. It has worked pretty well for me since we have been on the trip. I haven’t actually taken it out of the hotels with me. That was the plan. I could put my purse strap through the lid. Maybe I eventually will.

I am still enjoying my coffee and beer while here. I think I will also have to taste Bohemian wine before we leave Prague.

Oh, and I have been exercising at all. But have been getting a good amount of walking in. Today … Continue reading

Spin class is a stress reliever

I am in major stress load. Between trying to get things done at work, not having a working computer at work (working on a loaner laptop–two days so far), trying to get things done around the house before we take off for Europe on Saturday and the fact that my boss has a new boss starting (we thought Monday), now tomorrow afternoon …

Spin was a really hard class. But I really tried to put my all in it. Even though I was thinking about all the stuff I had to do this evening, tomorrow, Saturday, etc. I had no where to go for an hour and focused on me and working hard.

I feel a little better. I am actually rather hungry and a little tired.

I have been trying to keep up with my workouts even though this week has been rather busy and stressful. Walk at Muir Woods on Monday, spin Tuesday (though that class I started to feel bad–like I was gonna throw up and pass out. weeeee, fun!), yoga Wednesday, spin tonight. I hope for one more yoga and one more spin class before I head out. But we’ll see.

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Another bag of baby carrots

I did my weekly weigh-in today and dropped another 2 pounds.

I am really proud of how well I am doing. It isn’t hard to lose–you just need the knowledge and I do have to say a little will power.

I need to be back to a reasonable weight before heading to Europe in about five weeks. Because who knows what I will be eating while in Budapest, Prague, Vienna and parts of Germany. I highly doubt goulash is low fat. 🙂

I want to be at a reasonable weight regardless. But it would be nice to have a few pounds to play with while on vacation.

At least there will be a lot of walking while gone for two weeks.

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Guest Post: Alicia

I was recently in Boston, spending six fun days with my friend Debbie. Traveling not only means seeing different parts of the country or world, but it also means trying the different foods that the area is known for. With all the eating I was thrilled that Boston is a “walking city” so that I could walk off some of the food I knew I would be eating. Basically we left the hotel around 9 a.m. and either walked or took public transportation and explored different areas of the city and didn’t get back until 10 p.m. It was tiring, but worth it.

On our first day we discovered Charles Street. It’s a cute street with local vendors and restaurants. I had read about a restaurant called Figs. They are known for their prosciutto and fig thin crust pizza. I thought it was an unusual combination, but decided to give it a try. It was delicious! The saltiness and the sweetness went so well together.

The next day we followed the Freedom Trail. It spans about 2 1/2 miles and takes you all over the city seeing 16 historical sites such as Paul Revere’s House, the Boston Massacre and Quincy Market. At Quincy Market we decided to … Continue reading

A tough few weeks

So between some travel, lots of stuff going on after work and weekends, and short weeks at work I am trying to figure out how to fit in working out and staying healthy with my eating.

And it is already tough and it is only the beginning. But so far this week I have worked out three times: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And I plan to work out tonight after work, too.

Eating, ugh! I did have a salad at the bar last night–no fried food, I did nibble on a few of Curt’s French fries. And no beer for me, Diet Coke. I probably woulda fallen asleep right at the table if I had a beer.

This weekend we are heading to Missouri. We will celebrate early Thanksgiving with Curt’s family. We had a Thanksgiving potluck at work this past Monday. The weekend after this one I am heading to New Orleans with my friend Sue. I mean, I can’t not eat all the yummy food while I am there. Luckily we will be doing a lot of walking. And I checked, our hotel has a gym.

So all I can do is my best. I am aware … Continue reading