So I spent a little time considering how I possibly lost weight last week. I know I shouldn’t dwell on it, but honestly sometimes the human body is a mysterious thing! I decided to try to list what I ate while I was away, and it helped…turns out that over the 4 days, my calorie intake was actual pretty good. Yay me!

– Kashi bar & dbl tall no-fat vanilla latte at airport
– BK sausage/egg/cheese english muffin @ Montreal airport
– roll of Mentos and mixed nuts on plane
– couple of Halloween size chocolate bars at hotel (I was starving and it was all I had)
– beef soft taco & refried beans for lunch (didn’t eat the rice)
– drank only vodka/sodas at cocktail party, one big scoop of yummy dressed salad topped with big stack of fantastic, fresh crab
– out with the bosses for shared sushi (basically 1 spicy tuna roll and a couple pieces of sashimi) & one $14 cucumber vodka cocktail

– continental breaky spread at exhibit hall: coffee with vanilla syrup & skim milk, OJ, fresh melon & pineapple, croissant & another pastry thingy
– Bill Maher luncheon: salad with champagne vinegrette (so good!), stuffed chicken with some sort of yummy sauce, spinach, fingerling potatoes, just water to drink, about 1/2 of the chocolate mousse cake dessert, and coffee with Splenda and a splash of cream
– afternoon lemonade stand in hall – 2 glasses I think
– we had those Halloween chocolate bars on our booth table, so more than a couple of those (did you know that Americans had no idea what a Coffee Crisp was?)
– exhibit hall cocktail party: couple of vodka/sodas, fresh carved beef for a soft taco piled high with guacamole, tomatoes, cheese and salsa (best year yet for food!)
– 1 glass of champage at after-party

– continental breaky spread again: I added a bowl of granola and skim milk to the mix because I wasn’t sure when we would get lunch
– definitely a couple more of the Halloween chocolates…damn PB cups!
– late lunch – I really wanted a burger but we were outside and it convinced me to order a club salad instead – blue cheese dressing & bacon on there, but not enough to really be concerned. πŸ™‚
– late dinner – the bosses took us to Smith & Wollensky – I opted to skip the appy, I ordered the smallest steak (the gorgonzola filet, and it was still 10 oz!), but it was the kind of place where you share the side dishes, so I had a couple of scoops of truffled macaroni and lots of the green beans with walnuts & goat cheese, shared the creme brule trio with my boss, 2 glasses of pinot noir
– couple more vodka/sodas when we stopped a few times while walking up the Strip after dinner (we needed the walk after all that beef!)

– thought I was meeting the bosses for a meal, so I only got coffee in the hotel
– turns out we were just hanging out by the pool, so I waited to eat…finally got a slice of pizza at Caesar’s Palace around 2pm, with diet Pepsi (yay me!)
– then I started walking and walking and walking
– stopped around 4:30 for Starbucks – iced grande no-fat vanilla latte & an espresso brownie
– then more walking and walking and walking
– finally decided I should get water & a bag of chips around 7:00 (honestly I think I was just being too cheap to eat a real meal)
– more walking
– at the airport, there were like no options in the new terminal I was in, so I had an order of fries from the only little restaurant available (they had huge sub-sandwiches and I just couldn’t face that much food at that time of night)
– then some ginger ale and that tiny little packet of bits n bites on the plane
– after that I think it was just some mixed nuts to tide me over to Halifax, and even then I didn’t really eat much when I got home….of course, that’s because it was now Sunday afternoon and I needed to sleep! so Sunday’s food was next to nothing, which helped even out the rest of the time…so all in all, not the healthiest choices, but it all worked out…apparently. πŸ™‚