Saturday, March 20, 2010


It is early on Saturday.  5 am.  Why am I up?  Well, I am going to Germany tomorrow for work.  You would think I planned to get up like this so I could adjust to the time change.  Nope.  Instead, the taxi driver that I hired phoned me at 5 this morning because he thought I was arriving today and not Sunday.  I checked my itinerary, and now I know why:  because I CAN'T READ.  I told this guy I was coming on Saturday.  Dummy me.  So, in punishment for my stupidity, and the extra bill that I am undoubtedly going to receive, I am up. 

I am not surprised at my blonde-moment move.  I have been off-kilter all week.  I have not really exercised at all this week.  (I have earned only one, lonely donut on daily mile)  I have been really twisted about the time change.  I can't seem to adjust.  I have literally forgotten to eat a few meals this week.  I can't remember the last time when I didn't anticipate a meal.  Maybe that is a good thing.  Maybe my body wants me to focus on something else.  Unfortunately, that something else is just fiddling with work stuffs, playing meaningless games online, watching TV and going to bed early.  I have not been writing down my food choices.  Usually I make a point of settling up my food logs at least 2-3x's a day.  Not this week.  Now, I haven't eaten anything 'out of the box,'  but I am losing my mojo.  I think last week's travel to Tennessee did me in as well.  As soon as my schedule is altered, I don't accept the change as well as I once thought.  They say that as you hit your 30's, you brain synapses start to solidify preferences in how they operate, hence making you set in your ways. 

So, let's talk about what going to Germany means this week.  Well, for one, I fly tonight.  This means I won't be near my scale on Monday's weigh in day.  I thought about brining it for half a second and then laughed at myself.  Instead, I am going to weigh in today and make it my soft number for week 10.  This is a non-measurement week, so I am clear on that too.  Here is the other rub:  I cannot bring all my meal replacements to Germany.  You can't import meat without having the wrath of Customs on you.  So, I am going to have to modify my eating a bit.  I will still eat at least 5 fruit and vegetables per day.  I will still eat 3 shakes/cereals, but I need to make some choices on my meals.  It is all about portion control.  I know this sounds like an easy, practical thing, but I am on a 'decision-free' diet for a reason:  I make crap choices.  This being said, I know how to plan the right ones.  I am a little afraid about asking waiters for veggies and no butter in a foreign country.  I do not speak the language well, so there is definitely a barrier.  That being said, Germans are usually excellent English speakers and exceptionally helpful. 

Well, since I am up, I might as well do some stretching and get some laundry sorted.  Have a great Saturday.


  1. Dogh! I'm sorry you missed out on sleep. I hope you have so much fun in Duetschland. I love it there. Especially the Stuttgart area. Take some time out if you can.

  2. Have a good trip! I hear you about the 'no decision' diet. I did that for about 6 months a couple years ago with a meal delivery system and it was just nice to have a break from constantly thinking about food!

  3. Hi Missa!!! :)

    Germany sounds divine! O my goodness... what a fun fun business trip! Hoping you have time to take in all the sites and sounds while you are there :)

    Hugs.. Amy

  4. That totally stinks! Sorry you missed out on sleeping in!

    Have a fun trip! Germany sounds like it would be a fun place to go!

  5. Enjoy your time in Germany. Don't stress too much about the food/weight. Portion control will do just fine. that's why I'm set in my's being in my 30's. I do not like change and schedule altering one bit!!

  6. I have been off kilter this week too. Sucks, doesn't it? Hope you have a safe and healthy trip! Sounds like fun to me :)

  7. Enjoy the trip, and may the God of Portion and Calorie Control help you with your choices.

  8. ugh, sorry you got woken so damn early!
    i totally feel your pain about your food choices while you are away. i would be the same way. all you can do is just do the best you can, try to heat based on hunger not emotion.