Do you have to eat with the people at work as part of the trip? If so, it's probably lunch, right? Try the early poster's suggestion about groceries--but do it for dinner--try to make lunch your main meal, and then eat lighter in the evening.
Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh. ~~ Pema Chodron
Do you get a rental car? If so swing by a grocery store - use Kevin's suggestion (FinFin) of google maps and look for one. Then pick up healthy stuff - a loaf of bread and peanut butter, some fruit and you'll have an option for lunch.
Good luck. Just do the best you can and focus on making good choices when you have options.
Edited by: VBALLJOAN at: 7/11/2009 (18:31)
Mad Woman in Sneakers
"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." - William Londen
I use Google maps to zoom in and see what the area is like and where I could walk. You can use street view to familiarize yourself with the area. If it isn't in an area where you should walk... find one somewhere and take a cab to a good walking area.
As far as food goes Buy some food to cook or not cook in your room or... it's Atlanta, I'm sure you can find anything you want.
Are you going alone? If you know someone maybe you could walk with them. You can also ask around for good places to walk or eat... but ask people you can trust.
Edited by: FINFIN2 at: 7/11/2009 (09:58)
“Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else” ~ Alison Boulter
My first thoughts... is the neighborhood where you'll be staying a safe place to walk? If you can, go walk, either in the morning or the evening. Next, how many floors does the hotel have? Stairs are great exercise, after all. Do you travel with a computer? If you do, you can take a dvd with you. You can definitely pack an exercise band. As far as food, when I travel I keep it as simple as possible. Breakfast is easy - I always have oatmeal and fruit. Unless you're staying somewhere that calls muffins or bagels breakfast, you can probably get oatmeal, maybe a hard boiled egg, and some sort of fruit. You can't be perfect with restaurant food - not matter what you ask for, you're not preparing it and you just don't know. However, if you stick with dishes prepared in a healthy manner, ask them to leave off sauces or dressings or serve them on the side, and ask a million questions... you can do this!
current weight: 236.4
Fitness Minutes: (4,926) Posts: 130 7/10/09 9:48 P
For the first time since I joined SP I feel I'll be facing my first real challenges. I have to be in Atlanta all next week for work. A hotel with no fitness center but a free breakfast buffet; restaurant food; (no need to worry about airplane food. You get the picture. My environment is out of my control - how I deal with it is within my control. How have you managed to deal with these challenges? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.