Ok, so traveling is hard. sigh.
Travel is a big part of my job. Most of my trips last year were international & long; 2-3+ weeks in Asia, Europe, South America each. Its critical for me to learn to manage this lifestyle on the road.
So I am currently on my first trip since surgery. Just a short trial run out to the Bay Area for a few days. I was up yesterday at 3:30am to make a 6am flight then I was in meetings pretty much all day up until the exec dinner last night. At a steakhouse - always at a steakhouse. Finally got to hotel around 10pm & up doing emails til midnight. Today: rinse & repeat. Tomorrow: rinse, repeat & fly home in the afternoon.
Needless to say, yesterday was not a typical foodie day for me. I did manage to still track calories & I came in around 1600 for the day. That is most I have consumed since banding over 5 weeks ago. On one hand seems like so much but I know it was waaaaay less than what I consumed just a few short weeks ago.
I focused on getting protein: sausage omelet for breakfast, disassembled the chicken sandwich at lunch & just ate the meat, passed over the brownies in favor of a handle of nuts in the afternoon and then just steak without any of the evil side like mashed potatoes & onion sides. My first red meat - it was dense.
A few other tricks for this trip: I packed a couple servings of my most favorite protein powder that I can mix up in my room. Did that this morning - worked well. I packed my vitamins - that's gone well. Brought a water bottle - thats working, too. I also packed my new, shining ASICS & some workout gear. i booked a hotel with a gym & plan on some treadmill time this afternoon before dinner.
What's not working: no snacks - so hard to nosh every 3 hours which means I'm starving at meal time. Any suggestions on working around that one?
Time to sign-off. I'm going to go grab some sushi & then head out to my next meeting. sigh.