I have determined that traveling and sticking to plan is hard and just plain sucks. I was away 4 days on a girl trip and I had EVERY intention of behaving. I even took my own breakfast foods. Well. It worked for the first day. After that, I really felt out of control. I kept track the best I could. I made what I thought to be good breakfast food choices (egg white omelet with veggies, fruit, bacon). And I was full-enough that I could get by with a snack (which turned out to be a BIT more points than I originally thought) around lunch time. It was dinner and what-came-after-dinner that about killed me. I even walked past the best donuts I have ever had not once, not twice but four times and didn't buy a single one. I did, however, share a small glazed yummy donut and it was just enough. Sure, I would've loved to have a whole one (or two). But, just the small piece was enough (at least that's what I kept telling myself). Oh and did I mention that the hotel had mini whoopie pies every afternoon? Flavored ones.
Being at the mercy of restaurants I wasn't familiar with and menu choices that were limited - all I can say is I did the best I could. I limited myself to 1 "adult beverage" a day. I found that eating foods that I haven't eaten in a long time made me feel bloated and gross and I had the worst heartburn I have had in a long time. I was miserable. Let that be a lesson! It's not something I will quickly forget!
All that being said, I DID walk every night after dinner. I DID get 10,000+ steps in every day. I DID track everything I ate/drank. Bottom line - I DID the best I could.
Not sure what the solution is when you travel. There isn't always going to be a Ruby Tuesday or Applebee's or TGIFriday's where I know what menu options are WW friendly. I need to learn not to freak out and just do the best I can.
I need to think on the good things that I DID and not be so hard on myself on what I did not. Because now that I put this all in writing, it's wasn't as bad as I thought. Hm. How about that?