Tomorrow afternoon, Kevin and I are driving to D.C. for the weekend. I’m super excited because my weekends for the past year have been mostly dissertation-filled, mind-numbing, letmedrinkabottleofwinetomakeitgoaway crazy. This will be the first time in a LONG time that neither of us have something going on. The bathroom reno can wait.
Of course, when Mr. Hall suggested we hit up IKEA and make a weekend of it, I flipped out in my head. How am I going to track my points in restaurants? What about my activity- is there a way to track walking all over D.C.? More importantly, how can I eat and have a good time without coming to you next Wednesday, crying because I gained back the three pounds I lost??
I think I may have it figured out:
- Keep track of the amount of minutes I spend walking. Maybe I’ll use my notes function on my iPhone. At the end of the day, I’ll use the activity tracker and track my points accordingly. I know I’ll be earning points, so I want to make sure I track them.
- Plan for snacks on the way up and the way home. I love road trips, especially the mindless snacking. Kevin and I went to the grocery store and got a few things (Wheat Thins, Triscuit thins, cheese to cut up in cubes, grapes, and those mini rice cakes that are sweet flavors like apple cinnamon and caramel<—my favorite). I plan to get out little snack bags tonight and portion these all out. Then, I’m going to write on each bag the points values with a Sharpie. That way, we each can decide what we want to eat, based on how many points we want to use.
- Use some of my extra “weekly” points. I’m going to D.C. I want to eat good food and be able to enjoy myself! I’ll make my choices smartly and choose one meal (lunch or dinner) where I’ll splurge a little.
- Pack some carrots and energy bars to snack on as we are walking around.
Hopefully, these plans work! (crosses fingers)