The biggest challenge is not getting hit by the cars and so many bicyclists!
I have been pretty good about following my nutrition plan. However, one night we ended up at a french restaurant where I was determined to order food that I would have never eaten before. Laid before me was a trio of Irish game - including venison, duck, and quail. That's the photo below. It was divine! Luckily had gone for a 5 mile walk earlier in the day so I could indulge in this treat and still be under my calorie limit. (I did not log before I ate :) WOW did not know duck confit was so calorific.)
|Treating myself to a french meal in Dublin.|
This weekend we took a trip outside Dublin to the city of Howth. We hiked up the cliffs and around the town for nearly 6 hours - that was over 7.5 miles.
Here is a shot of me in the wild preserve with large patches of heather. Just below is a photo of the old church - now cemetery in Howth as well. There are more photos of the hike around the cliffs on my garden blog here.
|Weekend in Ireland Countryside - Sept 2015|
|Howth, Ireland - September 2015|
OK onto the numbers for the week.
I weighed in before I left - so the 1 pound is from Tuesday not Thursday when I usually weigh. As you can see I'm just slightly over on the calories - eating the past 3 days every meal in restaurants makes that challenging. However, getting in lots of walking with average steps of 17K/day!
Another 6 days on the road....