OK, now--3 days to San Diego (If you don't count Thursday, which is a half-day of work and then the travel).
Did fine over the weekend on food. Went out Sat. night for our anniversary/my birthday. Same place as last year! The restaurant was very nice, but I hardly remember the main course, since the salad was so lovely. It was made up of steamed asparagus and broccoli, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes (none of those in oil!), lovely greens (butter lettuce among them, my fave!), and so on, with a bottle of balsamic on the side. I'm sure the main course was lovely too, but we had such a good time talking, and because I'd had salad I wasn't so hungry, so I couldn't remember the Main!
The dessert was the same as last year--a Danish "pudding" which is gelled mixed berries. Not overwhelmingly sweet, it was absolutely wonderful! (And they hand you a sparkler, and take your picture, and play the anniversary song and the birthday song (since it's both!), and the staff then makes a greeting card out of the pic and they all sign and you get to take it home!)
I am trying to get used to not losing weight and not being stressed about it because I am at my goal. That is a very odd sensation--I was expecting to feel weird, and I do. I'm very satisfied where I am--I can't imagine that I could lose more weight dramatically, since I have so much loose "baggage" that isn't going to go anywhere. Even if I got intense about core workouts, I don't know if pounds would come off. I've stopped worrying about then pounds. I look fine in clothes, and I know I am still losing fractions of inches. I am wearing smaller clothes than I have ever worn, and still don't know what sizes to look for or order, so I have to try everything on. I suppose that's true for most people, anyway, since sizes are all over the place.
Exercise this am was 18 m. of Wii Fit--1 step slow, 2 fast, a Hula Hoop. Not too enthusiastic for some reason--terrible night's sleep, due to the packing and trip plans all afternoon and evening. I really hate travel, and I hate the planning and execution stage with DH--our styles are so different, I hate all the dithering and waiting and weighing of options that he does. If it were up to me, I research, decide, reserve, and be done with it. 'Course, if it were up to me, I'd stay home!!!
Food for today: I made a huge pot of brown rice for the 3-1/2 day week, and a pot of glop--Pomi chopped tomatoes, a whole onion & 5 garlic cloves, frozen mixed vegs, frozen collard greens, soy sauce, chili powder. That's lunch & dinner over rice all week, with rice as a snack. Bfast is oatmeal with pineapple, and I also will bring carrots and tomatoes.
Part of the trip that I will like, once I have been forced to go, will be the Casino spa that we're going to. We'd NEVER go to a casino, but DH's SIL manages one. We've never met her, and she insisted that we go up to the casino and she's putting us up in a room & giving us dinner, the sweetie! So I can look at gamblers up close! It is apparently 117 degrees there. We will probably have to go in and out on a stretcher, because that sounds like a temperature that humans cannot live in!!!
However, once in the refrigerated indoors, I am getting treated by DH to a spa treatment, and I have chosen a mani-pedi (since I plan to wear sandals), and a body scrub--hey, maybe the scrub will take off a pound of dead skin that never sees the light of day here in AK!!!
And the next trip, to Oregon in Oct., I have found a B&B that I hope we will love. It's right on the Pacific shore, has a yoga-type feel, oriental decor, and they only have three guest rooms. The hosts are vegetarians, and make the breakfasts to dietary needs. I will be taking a 1-hour yoga session, and DH will have a 1-hour massage. An extreme indulgence for us, but this trip is a fact-finding mission for our move to Oregon, and I want DH to have a wonderful, relaxing end to the trip. It's my anniversary gift to him, just like the spa treatment is his anniversary gift to me.
So, now--off to work to get 10 days' work done in 3 1/2, in preparation for the trip!