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Planning for Travel

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First my weight loss ticker shows a jump to 28 pounds lost; I didn’t lose 10+ pounds in one week. Instead I reset the ticker back to my original starting weight. I decided to track my entire journey, and I un-did my re-set. The re-set was making me feel as though I hadn’t lost all that weight that I really did lose! emoticon

I am trying to do better about planning for business trips. I usually plan well for all the materials for my presentation, and packing clothes etc. But for food, it is challenging. My meeting tonight is from 5-8:30 p.m., and will be in a small town with limited food choices. So I am packing a healthy meal to take with me: Sliced chicken breast with pineapple habanera salsa, snow peas, and an apple. Maybe I won’t be able to eat the meal during the meeting – but maybe we will take a break so everyone can get food, or we will order pizza to be delivered. In any event I am prepared and am much less likely to pig out at 8:30 a.m. because I’m starving and the only place open is the steak house that serves giant plates of food appropriate to the small farming/ranching community.

I also discovered a fast food meal that I really like – Taco Bell Cantina bowl with chicken. It’s a big bowl of salad, scoop rice, scoop black beans, small scoop corn, dab of guacamole, and really good dressing. 560 calories, which is my usual dinner/lunch calorie budge.

For exercise tonight I have loaded 45 minutes worth of Zumba music onto my IPhone and I will be dancing in my motel room. I’m looking forward to it. emoticon

And for adequate sleep – well I’m not going to try and drive home after the meeting, I would arrive home too late for exercise and would have a 14+ hour work day. I’m staying in a nice motel. At their breakfast buffet, I’ll have fruit, raisin bran cereal and yogurt. Just say “no” to the waffle machine and biscuits and gravy!

Finally I had a nice NSV yesterday: two people I work with said " Hey, you've lost a LOT of weight!"

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    What an amazing blog!! I love it!! ALL those preparations. So many people would just say, "well, it is just the trip. When I get home, I will start again" but not you! emoticon emoticon

    Love, Chelsea emoticon
    1668 days ago
    emoticon Planning is the key! You are doing great!
    1669 days ago
    Congratulations - great planning for success, and it's wonderful that your co-workers are noticing your weight loss.
    gail emoticon
    1674 days ago
  • DR1939
    emoticon Very well planned. You are to be congratulated.
    1675 days ago
    Sounds like you're good to go, girl! emoticon
    1675 days ago
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