My husband and I are taking my daughter and her best friend on a mini vacation next week. We'll leave Monday and come back Wednesday. I've been pondering how to handle food during that time. I plan to take oatmeal and raisins with me so that I can eat a healthy breakfast in our room. I also plan to take some healthy snacks such as almonds with me. I don't typically eat snacks, I'm more of a three-meals-a-day kind of girl, but I know that while on vacation things change so I want to be prepared.
I know we'll be eating out a lot, so the main issue I'm trying to decide in advance is whether I'll "splurge" a little. I've already decided that I will not splurge on sugar. It's just not worth it. Even a small amount of sugar would still leave me craving sugar for days. If I do splurge it might be on french fries or pizza, for example. Is that even worth it?
In the past, one of my main sources of pleasure during a vacation has been eating. Lots of unhealthy snacks and unhealthy meals at restaurants. This little trip will be different. I want to derive pleasure from non-food things. Spending time with my family, relaxing, etc.
While I know that eating at restaurants isn't ideal, there is still at least one or two healthy choices at most any establishment. Grilled chicken sandwich, a salad without lots of cheese and full fat dressing, etc.
I also plan to exercise. I'm not sure if I'll use the hotel gym....actually now that I think about it I'm not sure if this particular establishment has one. If not, I should still be able to walk.
I'll keep you posted!