I frequently have a hard time sleeping through the night when I am in a hotel, the thing is that I stay in hotels an average of one night a week. Last night I was ready to go to bed and I had a headache, so I took some Tylenol PM hoping it would help me sleep through the night. 7.5 hours later, I just didn't want to get up. I guess I will have to cut back to one pill so that I can sleep through the night but still get up in the morning! After finally dragging myself out of the nice, warm bed at 6:10, I dressed and made my way to the workout room where I walked for 20 minutes on the treadmill. Shower, dress, downstairs to the car...OMG...it was so cold. I started the car and left it to warm up while I went back inside for breakfast. Anyone who has ever stayed at a Holiday Inn Express knows that they have a breakfast included with your night's stay. Their signature breakfast item is a cinnamon roll. Not the best cinnamon roll in the world, but it is good. It is sad that I think so much about food that before I even got to the hotel, I was thinking about how I was NOT going to eat a cinnamon roll for breakfast the next morning. When I went to get my breakfast, with the idea in my head that I would NOT have one of the buttery pastries I noticed that they didn't even have any of them! Regular guests who weren't thinking like me were probably very upset...I just saw it as God giving me extra insurance against eating one of them! LOL.
The rest of the day went well, more sodium than I should have had, but I stuck pretty close to my allotted calories for the day. The drive home started out miserably. The roads weren't slippery, but it was snowing just enough to make the windshield messy, but when the wipers moved, it streaked and made it very hard to see. I pulled off at travel plaza for a pit stop. After availing myself of the facilities, I moved to Roy Rogers for a plain chicken breast sandwich. Strange how there are triggers and habits that come so easily to us. I saw a chocolate chip cookie and was this close to ordering, then I thought, 'no, you aren't doing that anymore' I didn't get the cookie and I didn't even feel deprived. Within a few miles of my pit stop, the snow ended and the rest of the ride home was safe and uneventful.
It is a wonderful feeling to be back on track. I feel such a sense of accomplishment that I overcame several challenges in the past two days. Each small victory strengthens my resolve to get through another day without giving in to temptation!
Hooray for me!!