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Optifast and Traveling on Business

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I started my Optifast program January 31st this year. Luckily, I didn't have to do much travelling for work (or pleasure for that matter), but this week I had to take a trip to Tulsa with a group of 20+ co-workers. I am so amazed at how much food is consumed on these trips. Today, I watched these co-workers consume breakfasts of eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, bacon and muffins. Lunchtime was pizza - and salad with ranch dressing. Mind you the slices of pizza were the huge NY style slices. For dinner? Cheescake Factory. All of this doesn't include the snacks of pop, pretzels and cookies available throughout the day. Easily over 3000 calories. All the while, I was constantly questioned..."Why aren't you eating?" or "Are you feeling ok?" or "Aren't you hungry?" or "That little bar is your dinner!?" But I stood strong. I have lost 30 lbs in 9 weeks and I'm not about to derail all this work for bacon or pizza. Instead of going to dinner with everyone, I worked out in the hotel fitness center. Tomorrow we go back to Chicago. I guarantee everyone here gained weight and I'll be more than happy to step on that scale and see that I weigh less than when I left.

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