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1st day travel recap

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I think I did okay!

Thank you all for your support and suggestions in my last blog. It is SO hard to track while traveling. But, I feel pretty good about my choices today.

Breakfast: Ate while still at home and made sure it was something that would really keep me full until lunch, so through the flight - chobani vanilla greek yogurt with 1 tbs peanut butter and a banana. Little high on carbs, but also protein and some fat. I was still quite hungry by the time I found something at the airport, but not too bad.

Lunch: at the airport. There were NO healthy options. dunkins. pizza. burgers. fast food mexican. I settled on a turkey sandwich from bruggers bagels listed at a whopping 520 cals, but that was one of the lowest cals on the menu.

Snack: ordered room service (I was way too lazy to find something near the hotel) and the snack shop in the hotel ONLY had candy. or vending machines. So I ordered a fruit plate with cottage cheese. I had never had cottage cheese before, I liked it! But I have no idea if it was full fat or low fat. It came in an overflowing cup, I maybe ate a 3rd of it? It was a huge plate of fruit, and I could have eaten the whole thing but I didn't.

Exercise: went down to the exercise room and did some elliptical then ST. Not a whole lot but hey, I worked up a sweat! I'm still not pushing myself bc of my back. And I felt my knee a little bit on the elliptical. ugh. so frustrating, I feel like I'm falling apart.

Dinner: I actually ordered a 2nd entre when I ordered my fruit so I would have it for later. I got a salad with spinach, tomatoes, pecans, dried cherries, and bleu cheese. It originally came with some sort of bacon dressing and I had them switch it out to a balsamic vinaigrette, which still seemed to be full fat because the oil was all separated and stuff. I don't mind good fats, I just like to know how many cals it is, which I didn't know. I only used a little over half of it.

I downloaded the MFP app because I've heard others say they like it compared to Spark, and I thought it would be easier for me to track it through that when I'm traveling, and its free. However, when I put in my stats it set my cals at the bare minimum of 1200. I cannot eat that low. Oh well. So I tried to guestimate all my food today, maybe over estimating, maybe under, I don't know. But it came out to 1440, which is fine by me, even if MFP has me in the "red danger zone you're going to gain weight zone!!""

Tomorrow may be more of a challenge when I'll actually be working, and hospital cafeterias aren't exactly the best. Wish me luck!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STFRENCH 7/14/2013 12:30PM

    You made the best choices possible considering the options you had! Well done!


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IRP1114 7/10/2013 2:05PM

    Good luck girl! Sounds like you handled all the days challenges very well. That app sounds crazy. Glad you know better!

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CHODGES83 7/10/2013 1:42PM

    Keep Making Good Decisions! You've got this!

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RAINEMARIE214 7/10/2013 11:28AM

    I like the MFP app better for tracking too. I have mine set to lose 1/2 lb per week instead of 1lb and it bumped up my calories to a more reasonable about (1200 is too low for me, even with exercise calories added back in). In the past 3 weeks I've lost 1lb per week anyway.

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/10/2013 10:50AM

    You're doing a GREAT job so far - keep it up!

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KCLARK89 7/10/2013 8:26AM

    Good job making the best choices you could given the options you had! Hope you have the same successes today!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 7/10/2013 8:12AM

    Great job resisting temptations in the airport and at the hotel! That's good that they had the calories posted so you weren't left guessing. I also just recently started eating cottage cheese and really like it. I usually go the savory route and add salsa and sriracha to it and use it as a dip for veggies.
Good luck with the rest of your trip!

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    You did really well today with your food choices away from home! I'll be traveling next week for a whole week and I'm really nervous about it.

I really do like the MFP app. I recently downloaded it and it's very easy, especially scanning barcodes. My calories are also set at 1200 but when you enter your cardio calories burned, it adds those calories to your total allowable calories. I burned 567 calories today so MFP automatically upped my allowable food calories for the day to 1767.

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VERONICAVW_140 7/9/2013 11:08PM

    Good job, girlie! It was a bit difficult for me to stay on track on my vacation but I did it. I know you'll be focused and disciplined. Your first day was great.

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KELLYFIT123 7/9/2013 9:54PM

    Good luck! I simply don't track when I travel, though I try to make good choices. It's an added stress I don't find to be worth it, esp when I'm working.

I hope you get to enjoy at least a little bit of whatever city you are in.

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PJ2222 7/9/2013 8:45PM

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