This week, instead of the hotel we normally stay at in Texas, we’ll be staying at a Holiday Inn Express. The last time I stayed at a HIE, the bed was terrible and hotel was noisy and ridiculous. The breakfast buffet was seriously mediocre except for one thing: fresh, hot cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite foods because they’re warm and sweet and just a little savory. I can’t even go to the local gas station anymore because they have the most amazing cinnamon rolls and I have to struggle too much to resist them.
Here’s what I’m up against. I’ll be travelling with a boot and crutches, which is difficult and often embarrassing. We fly out at the end of the business day today, so we’ll get in late there after a very long day. It usually takes a while to fall asleep in a new place, and this one will likely have uncomfortable beds. And then in the mornings, when I’m getting my unappealing scrambled eggs, I’ll have to pass up one of my favorite sweets.
I didn’t have time to weigh myself this morning and I really wish I had because I could use that moment of self-reflection and motivation. The great thing is that if I haven’t lost as much as I want, that motivates me to double down with my commitment. If I have, it makes me feel rewarded so I keep going. It’s win-win. Now I feel a little like I’m walking into battle and I’ve left my shield at home.
I am aware that this is a vast over-reaction. It’s always hard to eat well while travelling, though, and this just doesn’t help. Plus, the temptation comes first thing in the morning, when I’m tired and hungry and weak. And if I give in first thing, I crash and crave sugar all day.
Ugh. Wish me luck. Here’s hoping those of you avoiding temptation have an easier week of it.
Current weight: ?
It has been 1 day since I’ve had not allowed carbs.