We picked up some interesting info, and my husband is all gung-ho to make progress on HIS weight loss ... which helps! When he wants to go out for meals often, and sits in the backyard shade with a cocktail and a book, it's awfully tempting to indulge myself, too.
The first thing on my agenda is to drink plenty of coffee and water -- i always end up with messed-up hydration when away from home! Not only is one running around and talking more (which both cause more expending of water), but frequently the quality of the rehydration liquid leaves a lot to be desired. At home, i drink water from our RO system every time i take one of my many supplements, and all ice and coffee and cooking waters are equally clean. It turns into quite a bit by the end of the day. Away from the house you're rarely quite sure what you're consuming, in many ways. AT LEAST the latest information suggests that the danger from water bottles is less than was feared....
Actually, thinking about the problem of what is in one's food-away-from-home, i come up with a corollary to the iniquitous food-reward notion: in seeking to increase market-share, food manufacturers add in abstruse as well as obvious appetite-encouragers; the problem is NOT the yummy hyperpalatable "food", it's the appalling TOXINS which have been added to make it addictive. Whaddaya think? :-)
I've been chattering, haven't i? ;-) Just wanted to let you all know that we survived, had a great vacation and learned some solid stuff while we were away! I took some notes that are worth passing along, and when i become a bit more mentally organized (i.e., caffeine-sufficient) i'll be working on the best way to share the wealth.