Foot started hurting in the last 7km so I walked a lot but overall good pace and lots of fun!
I was on a bike tour of Italy, my parents and I stayed on a boat during the night and biked during the day. Ate all meals on the ship. 25 people on the tour in all.
There were breakfast buffets: As an absolute lover of all that is breakfast this was really difficult and I did overeat but not to an extreme, just a bit too much everyday. Thinking back to the Laura of a few months back I know I wouldn’t have been able to control myself like I did. I give myself 85%.
Packed lunches: Everyone packed a lunch from the breakfast buffet because Europeans eat cold cuts and cheese and stuff for breakfast anyways. I never made a sandwich, never ate any bread or rolls. I made weird salads and had stacks of cold cuts and cheese. It was not very delicious but I never caved and took the easy sandwich route. Also always had at least one piece of fruit, normally more. I give myself 100%!
Snack buffets after biking before supper: I admit as the trip went on I got lax in this department and indulged in small sandwiches, pizza and chips. I should have been better because normally I wasn’t even really hungry at this point, I was just eating because it was the thing to do. I did keep the portion size ok though which is my issue so yay! I give myself 80%.
Supper: There wasn’t as much pasta as I expected! I ate pasta once because I thought I wouldn’t like the main course dish (turns out I did but whatever), the last day I ate the hand made raviolis because how many times in my life will I have that opportunity. I also had the tiramisu cake (excellent choice) again because it was a last hurrah thing. I was very disciplined though staying away from desserts including chocolate which was very tough. I give myself 95%.
Eating out before and after the tour part of the trip: I had pizza and pasta a couple of times. I didn’t need to have pizza on the last day, there were other options. I also had a lot of gelato, I just couldn’t say no because my parents were buying it and it is so good! This was probably the biggest fail on my part but still a huge success, I often left stuff on my plate that I was too full to eat which is a big struggle for me. I give myself 75%.
An average grade of 87%!
I am really happy with my control, I exceeded my expectations and realized I am stronger than I knew! At home with my own food it is going to be a breeze and I think potentially by the end of the summer I will have this all under control. If that is the case I will focus on dropping a few pounds before the marathon but until I am positive that I am recovered (more like remission haha) I am not even going to step on the scale. It is going too well to stress myself out about my weight and then eat my feelings about it.
Breakfast: 1 bowl of rice krispies and 1 bowl of muslix with milk, 1 slice of cheese, chicken sausage, 1 cold cut slice
Flight 1: plain chips from the airline, granola bar, apple
Waiting for second flight: green tea, yogurt with granola
On flight 2: almonds, 2 granola bars, chicken and beans with mixed vegetable salad, small pizza bread thing
Waiting for flight 3: green tea, yogurt and granola, granola bar
Her: Why don’t you have a husband?
Her mom: Not everyone has a husband.
Her: Do I have a husband?