Friday, September 11 -16, 2016
Total Steps For Each Day: See below
Total Calories: See below
Weight Loss: Unable to weigh - no scale.
The last time I wrote I recapped Day 22, my first day out of town. I did take a few Nutrisystem breakfast items and snacks as well as some raw cashew nuts which we (husband and I) polished off the first day. We were able to eventually buy more when we stumbled onto a Whole Foods Market in Sedona, AZ.
While tracking food while eating out was not very easy we do use our Fitbit tracker so we can track our daily activity. Here is the breakdown.
Day 23 - 9/11/16 12,847 steps + 26 floors*
Day 24 - 9/12/16 14,702 steps + 83 floors
Day 25 - 9/13/16 17,676 steps + 87 floors
Day 26 - 9/14/16 11,827 steps + 25 floors
Day 27 - 9/15/16 12,239 steps + 19 floors
Day 28 - 9/16/16 13,802 steps + 8 floors
*The Fitbit has a built-in altimeter. It tracks your uphill steps and translates them to flights of 10 stairs = 1 floor. So you can see days 24 and 25 had a lot of uphill hiking.
We were able to eat Nutrisystem bagels for a few days but our go-to protein (Powerfuel) most mornings was 2 fried eggs, over easy. In most cases no matter in what out-of-the-way place we happened to be we could find eggs. Days when we had no Nutrisystem foods we'd have 2 eggs and we'd share a small order of ham or Canadian Bacon. Given the extra exercise we were getting the extra protein and calories were not a big deal.
I tried to make reasonable lunch choices. One day I had a small chef salad, no dressing. It had a small amount of ham bits, turkey bits and a light sprinkling of shredded cheese. That day lunch became dinner so I had a Nutrisystem cookie for dessert. Another day my husband and I split a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread. I only ate half of my half, no condiments, turkey, lettuce tomato and onion. The next day we ate the same thing, just roast beef sandwich instead of turkey. Most places put more sliced meat than I like in my sandwich so I dumped about half of the beef.
Another day, after 3 days of a lot of hiking we found a Texas BBQ place. We bought a 16oz plate of pulled pork and pulled chicken. I estimated we split about 12 of the 16 ounces, 6 ounces each. I had an ice tea (no sugar) with that. I passed on the salad selections which were pretty much versions laden with mayonnaise. The presentation was pretty bad but when you're that hungry, appearance did not matter.
It was a pretty massive pile o' food! What we didn't walk off before lunch we made up for later.
We had at least three very nice dinners out. Most of the time we split salads and entrees. Sometimes we ate a late lunch which became dinner.
One night I had this wonderful beet salad with a very light vinaigrette. I shared the beets with my husband so I'd have a little room for some salmon which we shared.
Again I want to stress, we split this entree. I could have never eaten that much if I wanted to.
One day we shared the cutest tiny sliders at Spago for lunch. Each slider is about two bites. They were delicious and perfectly filling.
One of my favorite restaurants is Elote Cafe in Sedona, Arizona. We ordered an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. I'll show you what we had. One important note of accomplishment. I have never, in my life been in a Mexican restaurant and eaten 3 tortilla chips but I did this night! I knew I'd never even be able to eat anything else if I did.
This was a beef short rib quesadilla. Not like any quesadilla you've probably had before. I had one little section and it was heaven!
This was an exquisite lamb shank in adobo. I could barely eat much of it but I ate maybe one third. I took the rest back to our room but we never ate it. Seems shameful but I enjoyed what I had of it.
This is one of my favorite Elote Cafe dishes, their Mexican Chocolate Pie. I ate 3 small bites and cherished every last one!
I had a great trip and a great break. I got a ton of exercise, some very strenuous but I relaxed too. I sampled some terrific food but never pigged out. I feel I did well. We'll see tomorrow when I weigh for the first time.
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