Going On A Trip
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We've been gone from home for two weeks and have changed time zones a lot. Going from KY to CA via OK and back involves moving the clock back and forth a lot, not to mention going back to standard time from dailylight saving time. Needless to say the trip messed up our usual very healthful routine. However, we still managed to get our required sleep by taking cat naps in the car or on the plane and trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour in whatever time zone we happened to be in. We also tried to choose healthful foods when we ate out, splitting the entree and adding salads and vegetables. We visited with three of our four daughters, all of whom knew of our low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar lifestyle, so they were very supportive in making their menus in keeping with that. We had a wonderful time visiting with our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughter and great-grandson (just a month old). I commented to a friend when I got back how healthy and chubby the great-
grandson is. She said, "Infancy is the only time when it's permissible to be chubby." I hadn't thought of it that way, but she's right. Those little ones need to have that good start on plenty of breast milk, but the rest of us have a say in whether we're chubby or not by the choices we make. I was so pleased when I got home to find that I had not gained and am still at my goal weight. It was a nice surprise to step on the scale and discover that my choices on the trip kept me healthy. Oh, by the way, I got to go to two Jazzercise classes in CA and two water-aerobics classes in OK, so that helped a lot. Going on a trip doesn't have to mean a weight gain. Hallelujah!