Hello and Good Morning,

Right now I am sitting in a hotel room in Houston, TX.  I am staying at Hotel ZaZa, which I really like–it is very impressive given the price (it was cheaper than the Double Tree Hotel right next to the airport).  There is a museum across the street showcasing Corot paintings and I am hoping my meeting will end early enough to check it out.

Last night we ate at a local restaurant called Cyclone Anaya in our quest for some Tex Mex cuisine.  The salsa was hot and the food was great.  I had this enchilada with crab meat, and we had the ceviche as an appetizer–both were fresh and tasty.  Although my enchilada had this wine cream sauce which was hardly figure freindly.

It is actually quite difficult to eat healthy when you travel.  I am having a hard time.  This morning I had an omelet for breakfast and while I tried to make a healthy choice (egg whites, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms) there was lots of butter on everything.  And even though I just grazed lightly on the potatoes (which also had their fair share of butter) I did eat the sourdough toast (with butter and jelly).  So needless to say, the healthy eating hasn’t started on a good note, again, today.  I am going to try to do better the rest of the day and perhaps work out if I feel up to it.

Overall my weight has been slightly down (probably thanks to the 6 weeks of consistent workouts), but since I am traveling for work this week (and the labor holiday last weekend) my workouts have taken a bit of a backseat to everything else in my life.  I need to get back on the bandwagon.  Although the biggest component in my weight loss is diet so hopefully I can get the whole “food thing” under control today and the rest of the trip (this is my plan and objective anyway–salads for lunch and dinner, no dessert, no alcohol and hopefully a workout).

I never sleep well in hotel rooms so I am operating on 5 hours of sleep punctuated with several wake-up-get-a-drink-of-water fits.  I wish I could learn to just adapt and sleep in a hotel room, but it never seems to work.  I think the only hotel I slept well in is when we went to Kona, HI on vacation and stayed at the Mauna Lani.  After about the 3rd day I was so comfortable I was able to sleep in without a problem.  I am just not a very good traveler in general (I can’t pack in a compact way, I hate driving in strange places).  Anyway, I better go get ready for my big meetings today.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

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