wish I could help on the travel ideas, I usually try to find a market or grocery store near by, but then I am usually the companion on work trips.
It is so hard to see ourselves, I really need a photo to see myself. I am not sure why mirrors, seem to lie to me. I look at photos of myself at my high weight and I am aghast. How could I have been so heavy and still thought I looked the same. Then I look in the mirror and still think I look the same! I see photos of myself at my goal weight and honestly don't think I look that much different, till I see a photo of me now.
Now that I think of it, photos may be the answer to keeping me on track. Not so much of me at my heaviest, or even me at my goal weight, but maybe just what I look like this morning, a little reminder of where I am right now to keep me from eating when I am not hungry. mmmm