Three countries, three train trips and a visit to a health clinic this past week. Weiden (a small town in Bavaria), Prague and Vienna are all cities that are on architectural and picturesque steroids……the beauty and charm has been overwhelming. Our weather, for late Nov and early Dec has been fantastic and the Christmas markets and lights everywhere are amazing. We are walking a lot every day and most days I have had some pretty good energy.
I had a nice lunch on the train from Prague to Vienna. It was a charming club car on this particular train and the menu was nice. I ordered salmon and it was really good. I only ate about 1/4 of it and tried a bit of the salad and they both went down fine. Luckily, my husband was there to finish it off but even he left the mashed potatoes!
We are staying in those charming European hotels and most mornings I think about eating some eggs and meat and cheese. But in the end, I’ve just been having yogurt with protein powder. It isn’t mentally satisfying but I just know I’ll be sorry if I eat something else; as in, I want to go and lie down after breakfast. So, yogurt it is. If they have tea in the room then that’s great; I have that when I first get up and after I shower and dress, then I’ll go down for breakfast. But if they don’t, I get caught up in wanting to have my tea with my breakfast…..and that seems to be a problem, since I can only get a couple of sips of tea; then I get a headache……
One of the things I’ve noticed since we eat out so much, is that watching other people eat can sometimes bother me. Either they are stuffing so much into their mouths that it’s uncomfortable to watch, or I start having a mini pity-party for myself as I struggle to eat a morsel of chicken. Either way, I need to face away from the open room when we sit down. I think that will help.