We leave for Europe in about 4 hours. Currently I weigh 217 pounds — 7 more than when I ran the half marathon last December. I’ll post my weight again when I get back.
If I can return from Europe weighing the same as I do now, that will be a major victory.
If you’re skeptical about whether I can do it, I’ve actually managed just that every time I’ve been to Europe. I think even though the food is absolutely wonderful, it’s just different enough to not qualify as “comfort food.” The only part of the trip that really worries me is Tuscany, when we’ll be cooking for ourselves. Pasta and prosciutto and olive oil and pecorino! Dio mio!