We also made time for a few fun activities: an aquarium, a museum, a mall with my two kids' favorite stores. We also ate meals out every day and I will admit I went pretty much off the rails with my eating. The hotel breakfast was "continental" which, in this case, meant a huge display of muffins, bagels, breads, oatmeals, sugary cereals, and juice. There were also those pre-peeled hard boiled eggs (cold, with a sign warning not to heat them in the microwave), a few fruits and yogurts. My breakfast day 1 was 2 hard boiled cold eggs, half a yogurt (which had sugar in it) and black coffee. Day two I thought I'd be sick from the eggs but managed to eat one with an English muffin, two bites of a banana, and black coffee. I brought some snacks and mainly had nuts (too many) and Americanos with sugar free syrup and cream (1 a day) as well as way too many cups of free coffee here and there (with half and half). My other meals were very off plan. At one place I ordered a veggie scramble (eggs, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, ham, cheese) which was SO greasy and served on a giant bed of hash browns (which I had 3 or 4 bites of). At another place I had gluten free butternut squash pancakes topped with fresh berries and unsweetened whipped cream... not low carb, but wow. Very good quality food. The other stuff I ate was too carby, too salty, and more volume than I am used to (but far less than your standard American serving in restaurants; I left a lot of food on my plate each time). I feel kind of icky from it, but also *very* ready to get right back on plan 100% in the morning. I am very motivated to feel better and stay on plan. I want to live my best life, and I am ready to put in the effort now to get there.
It is SO GOOD to be home!