Don’t get me wrong. I have been feeling some major guilt about my lack of posting. This semester has been anything but consistent. There has been so many canceled days due to weather. The work makeup has been heavy. There is much talk about graduation which is right around the corner. I felt as if I only had time to take care of myself and eat right. I was in a dinner repeat but by choice by eating salad after salad. I enjoy picking things to eat before I go away. I hate eating out because of the lack of menu options and the fear of changing 5+ things about the dish of choice.
Yesterday, I returned from a five day exhibition in Las Vegas for the National Grocer’s Association Trade Show. My team of classmates and I presented a project for the association dealing with Fresh Encounter, Inc. A local grocery store in the Ohio area. We answered a marketing question dealing with their local products. We were presented with a question of how to merchandise the products. We performed to the best of our abilities and received second place. It was a little disappointing to know that we were not the best in the country but 2nd place is not too shabby! We knew we made quite the impression and it was a great feeling to be noticed on our hard work.
While away, I tended to maintain my heathy habits. Since they were not all dump salads, I decided to share some of my menu choices.
Vegas is known for its awesome buffets. There was much to explore once we got to the Mirage Hotel on Saturday. It was so exciting to be somewhere where there was no snow on the ground! At the buffet I got a little bit of everything, tasted a bit of it all. The big plate had grapefruit salad with pine nuts, Veggie Lomein, shrimp, Sushi Then I ate a side salad with spinach, egg whites and Guac. I. am. so. random. The salad had chickpeas, parmesan, onion. It was a great combination of foods I enjoy and was relatively healthy. I was pretty proud.
After brunch, I waited a while That night we had a dinner to attend to. I was too nervous to take a picture in front of people I did not know but had a grilled seafood platter with pawns, scallops, salmon, calamari, polenta, and grilled veggies. Afterward we went for a nice stroll.
The next day my room mate and I got some juices at the juice bar. They were filling and made me feel good.
One of the days we walked to brunch at Mona me Gabi, a french resteraunt Mona mi Gabi. I got an egg white omlette with Cheese and Spinach with tomato and home fries. I believe in moderation. I believe in intuitive eating. I eat what I feel when I feel and not too much of anything. When traveling, it can get harder to eat healthy. You need to adapt flexibility and be creative in order to stay on track. This time around I stayed full with fruits and this helped me avoid overeating.
PS how cute is this Tabisco…
The last night we had a big dinner with a private concert provided by THOMPSON SQUARE. They were incredible. It was awesome to see them live and they did not disappoint. They accompanied a beautiful dinner of caprese salad, filet mignon, sea bass, and a chocolate moose. The caprese salad was delicious and I tried a bit of everything. I also fell in love with sea bass! I have actually never had it before. I dont think it ever jumped out on a dinner menu. I guess it had to be put in front of me to try it. It is one of my new favorites! I dont eat steak a lot, so having a couple bites was a treat. I have never been against it, but found that I do not like a lot of it in my diet. Everything in moderation.
Coming back to the east coast was rough! So snowy! Class was canceled the day I got back so I only had one class on Friday. Catching up on everything has been hard but staying on track definitely helped me in the long run. I have been itching to run outside. Hopefully I will be able to soon!!
Stay safe and warm xx