We’ve just finished a wonderful ten day trip to Boulder, Colorado, and Salt Lake City. The Colorado part was a mini vacation to celebrate my 50th birthday. Yes, I’ve turned the big Five-Oh! I don’t feel it and I don’t feel I look it either. Boulder is beautiful. We hiked on a mountain. We ate in some wonderful vegetarian places. I highly recommend Leaf restaurant in Boulder. It was one of the most delicious meals I can remember eating. The mountains are so close in Boulder. We had a mini adventure when we went driving in the mountains and ended up driving for miles on a rutted dirt track. The back of our rental car was filthy after that. We created some wonderful memories in Boulder. We only stayed 3 days but we packed a lot into that short break.
Salt Lake City was more of a business trip. We go there every year for the Melaleuca convention. This was our 5th year in a row. Convention is 3 days of madness but the other days we were able to do our own thing. SLC also has a lot of great places to eat. We love to go to the Red Rock brewing company on our first day there, either lunch or dinner, depending what time we arrive. We also love the vegetarian restaurant, Zest. And Blue Lemon, a casual dining place, makes the best butternut squash soup. We’ve already made our plans to go again next year.
We ate out 11 nights in a row. I was worried about gaining a few pounds on our trip. Not overly worried, though, as I know we could have lost them again pretty quickly. But the amazing part is when we weighed ourselves the day after we returned home, we discovered that not only had neither of us gained any weight, we’d even lost a pound! I guess all the exercise paid off. And while we ate out, we made conscious choices to eat as healthy as we could. Apart from Red Rock. We enjoyed a couple of beers that night. But you can still enjoy life and enjoy your vacation without going completely off the rails. This weight loss maintenance thing is turning out to be pretty doable. I’m confident that we will be able to maintain our weight loss for the long term. I had to share the photo below. It was taken just before we went to a gala. It’s our favorite photo of us together.