We left Thursday at 9 a.m. I had my usual Raisin Bran muffin for breakfast. There are always refreshments at my Quilt Club meeting which we went to at 9:30 a.m. before hitting the road for a 3.5-hour drive to Archbold, Ohio where the Quilt Retreat was being held at Sauder Village. There were a few sweets and some fruit. I had one slice of a Mutzu apple (very good) and a sprig of green grapes. After our meeting many were going to a salad luncheon at a local church but Carol and I decided to get going and stop and eat on the way. We stopped at a Mexican Grill where I had a taco salad (no tortilla bowl). I did have a few chips and salsa there. I drank water. We arrived at our hotel and walked to a restaurant that was close for dinner. I had a piece of grilled cod, a small dinner salad, and a broccoli/cauliflower vegetable mix. I picked out the croutons on the salad and had water to drink. There were these huge yeast rolls brought to our table at dinner. It wasn't even a temptation but they were beautiful. Carol ate one of them and the other was left alone.
Friday. There was a continental breakfast included with our hotel room. I put one of my Quest Nutrition Bars in my purse as a back-up just in case it was just sweet rolls and muffins which continental breakfasts often are. The area we visited first just had a crock-pot full of bread pudding (NO), bread for toasting and waffles to toast (NO), coffee cake/cookies/sweet rolls (NO). We walked around a corner and there were some cereals to choose from, and yogurts and fruits on ice. Better. I figured since I usually had a Raisin Bran muffin for breakfast a small bowl of Raisin Bran would be OK. I also had a bowl of citrus fruit (grapefruit/oranges) and some decaf coffee.
When my stomach growled I ate my Quest Nutrition Bar. Carol then got hungry and we went with two other gals for lunch and I had a salad. I did try something new at the salad bar. They had pickled hard boiled eggs. I have seen them many times and admired the pretty purple color but had not tasted them. I got two of them and thought they were pretty good. Supper was provided through a buffet. When I read the menu it read lasagna and vegetable lasagna with garlic bread. OH NO. I did have some grapes from the snack table that afternoon. I was mentally planning to just have salad and then get some dark chocolate covered almonds from the snack table for a protein but when I got there there were hot vegetables (carrots, green beans) in addition to the salad so instead of getting a salad plate at the beginning of the line I had someone pass me back a dinner plate which I filled with salad, green beans, and carrots. The desserts were nice but I have lost my taste for sweets.
Breakfast. Raisin Bran, Citrus Fruit
Lunch. Spinach Salad, Pulled pork.
Supper. Ham wrapped in bacon w/sweet potato, salad
Breakfast. Raisin Bran, Citrus
There was a gyro buffet for lunch so I just had the lamb and chicken with the fixin's but without the bread and fruit cup for dessert (melons, grapes).
Quest Nutrition Bar on the ride home. (3.5 hours)
Supper - 2 Wasa crackers with almond butter and 1 square of dark chocolate.
Later I had some roasted almonds but I am like Leigh over at Poonapalooza - I can easily eat too many which means they have to go. My biggest problem is eating too much of the right things.
I have decided to wait until this next Sunday to weigh since I missed this morning and would like the week to settle back in to my routine. I fell a little short on the water and quilting is not exactly an aerobic activity. When I got home that was my first real urge to overeat. Didn't. After I had eaten Nathan came in with two pizzas. Had none.