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Unintended Consequences

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Y'all are the best! Thank you for your kind comments and encouragement! But it worries me that now that I have come up with all these things I can do, I'm gonna have to do them!!! emoticon

Ohhh the Pressure!! emoticon

Last evening I overate again and the common thread with my previous recent overeating was that I had 2 Diet Pepsis both days which makes me wonder if it is a trigger for me. I rarely have more than one but we get them free at TA and Petro and they are bigger than my usual 12 ounce. Something to watch for.

After we were loaded this morning Max told them that his on board nutritionist had told him we had to walk 30 minutes if we were going to have dinner tonight! (I had told him no such thing!) emoticon There was a break in the rain when we started but by halfway it was drizzling and I thought he'd probably want to stop but we stopped for our hats and kept on for our 30 minutes. emoticon

The good news news of the day is that we're meeting our friend Mark for dinner...the bad news is that we'll probably have to eat at the truck stop which is not the easiest place to eat a healthy meal. Their chicken fried steak is wonderful but I am planning on grilled chicken and lots of veggies. Sigh. emoticon I have given myself a pep talk...

How do you stick with healthy eating when you don't have many choices??

Happy Trails!
Cindy in Indiana

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    Too many choices tend to unravel! I like to plan ahead and take stashes of healthy stuff with me when traveling especially!

    2403 days ago
    I am bad because I would eat something I love and eat better other days. emoticon
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  • JGIRL5799
    My ex was a trucker and that was soo hard! Always eating on the road was a P A I N.. he would want to come home and just eat fast food lolol

    Knowing the industry well, I know some trucks are really set up so you can get small refrigerators and coolers and pack them well with healthy when you are home stock up!
    At the truck stops the microwaves will be well enough to do your heating on.. I know a friend trucker always kept a small travel charcoal grill kinda thing that folds into a fold able bag when it cools. He was always roasting and grilling at his truck stops lolol I am sure he had parties around him with the other truckers lolol too not sure though, but it wouldn't put him past anything ...

    truck stops are notorious for unhealthy things, but a lot (I live very close to the walcott I80) so I know they actually have good healthy restaurants there as well..

    Also, you can stack up on your sunflower seeds (tons of protien), nuts and other things

    Good luck!
    2406 days ago
    Oh, I feel your pain! I *HATE* eating out because (a) the expense (b) the limited options and (c) I have zero willpower! So I cannot offer any help, just sympathy.

    AND, it always seems like the fattening meals are 10 times as large as the salads! Good luck, and let us know how you make out. Enjoy your visit with your friend.
    2406 days ago
    You are not alone in your limited choices. Some of us are limited by health issues. Some by the pocketbook. We all have limits.
    I am pre-diabetic but my husband is hypoglycemic--we need exactly the opposite kind of meals!!! I refuse to cook 2 different meals 3x day (he comes home for lunch) so he eats supper leftovers for breakfast while I make my healthy breakfast. I eat a salad with some protein for lunch while he (and the kids) eat their pasta or bread +protein dish. Supper is a real trial...their needs beat out mine, so I eat a bit of theirs (more major carb+protein) with another salad or raw veggies.

    You are not alone in your limited choices!!

    2406 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Oh the pressure! Just remember your out there for the scenery, not the food (Ha Ha) but mostly so you can send us messages about what is really going on in this big old US of A. We old folks who don't get out of Indiana need your travel updates! Enjoy the visit with your friend.
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    2406 days ago
    Living on the road can be quite a challenge! My DH was a truck driver for awhile and I would occasionally ride along with him but we still had children at home so I couldn't do it permanently. Things are a little different now than they were then and you have to stop every 10 hours for at least 8 hours. That gives you time for exercising but the eating, as you said, would be a challenge every day unless you are on a dedicated run. Getting to know the best places to stop for the kind of meals that you require will be a test for you. I am wishing you all the luck in the world to make this work for you!
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