Welcome to both of you! If you are busy like me, the only free time is right now for like 5 minutes before you either decide if you are going to find something to eat or debating if you are going to actually get to the gym this week. Definitely hard to find time to log in let alone be healthy.
Hi everyone. I have been on the road for the past 2 years leaving on Monday Morning first flight out (zzzzz) and coming home late, late, late Thursday night. Then I work from home on Fridays. I am a change management and communication consultant.
Up until this assignment, I ate out every night with my traveling work team. Hard on the diet - I gained 20 pounds. I'm lucky it wasn't more.
Now, I'm on a new project with a new team that doesn't feel the need to spend every spare moment together. Love them - but having dinner out once per week on Wednesday is good enough for me.
I'm trying to find healthy options that I can take back to my hotel. Not a ton of room in the fridge, and frankly, those little fridges don't always work so well. But I'm trying to grocery shop for fresh fruits/vegies every Monday night.
Lots of weight to lose - at least 100 lbs. But right now, just losing the first 20 sounds magical.
current weight: 288.9
Fitness Minutes: (2,677) Posts: 9 11/25/12 12:46 P
Hello fellow working travelers. I am so thrilled to join this team.
I am a Operational Auditor for a sporting goods retailer. This requires travel Monday - Friday most weeks. I have found living out of a suitcase challenging and my waistline shows it. I hope to look to this team for tips, comfort & support as I chip away at my extra 35 pounds.
I'm Sarah. I have been a traveling consultant for 8 years. The last 3 1/2 have been at one of the "big 4". I travel nearly every week, the first few years were Sunday through Friday (I know right! Crazy talk!) and now the last few years I'm Mon-Thursday work from the home office on Fridays. which is a-mazing. Also I'm 5'1...ish so being short is hard since we have to eat fewer calories to maintain, and there is a very fine line between eating too few calories and eating less in order to lose weight.
I'm usually at the same location for 3 months to a year, which is nice to be able to get to know the food options and area. But on the other hand frustrating when I could be doing a lot of this work virtually.
What I want to get out of this team is the "best practices" of doing what we do (aka living out of a suitcase) and still being healthy. We don't have the luxury of cooking for ourselves or planning out a week or two of meals unless we get lucky and get a microwave and fridge in our hotel room. We can't always pack food/items with us because if we fly then you can only take certain items with you and you better not bring a pairing knife on the plane. And sometimes TSA questions why you have a weight in your suitcase and...it better not be used as a weapon on the plane. (please.) I also want to be able to help others and give my two cents because I have been doing this awhile.
I'm at a spot right now where I'm on a tough gig, so time is very limited on when I can eat and workout. I need to get back on track but it is hard to get my mind in the right space to want to work out. It is mainly all in my head that I can't work out/too tired to work out/too little time to work out/don't have the right clothes to work out. The list goes on and on. Eating healthy isn't as hard at the moment because I'm working with many vegetarians and I have a severe lactose intolerance. So have to say no to a lot of things during the week which is good. But I'm still eating too many calories on the weekends.
The last month or so I've been gaining weight instead of losing it. Need to go the other way.
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