YUP, I survived it! Today was the first day to be in the conference, and trying to adapt my schedule to theirs. Actually, because of my little trip to Whole Foods — it went perfectly. At lunch I skipped up to the room and grabbed my salmon and berries salad, and found a nice sunny spot to get outside and get grounded for a bit. I even went out for dinner with other attendees – I simply had my shake at the hotel, and then went to the restaurant and had a club soda. However, I did bow out when folks decided to the pub walk down 6th Street – I had sat through a dinner while others were eating Texas BBQ and having tequila and beer – not sure my will power could take in all the sights carousing without imbibing. And the folks I was with were quite supportive, and didn’t give me any grief about staying on program – that was probably the very best part, not having anyone trying jedi mind tricks of sabatoge . Success!