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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- emoticon 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!
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  • JOE14250
    I am inspired by your dedication to a healthful. low fat, low salt, low sugar lifestyle. You look great and healthy for 79 and I am sure will be so at 89 also. Keep it up! emoticon

    Keep going and going, you get the point! Persistence with good habits pays off! What is your husband /partner into exercise wise?
    1251 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    Think you're tired? Think how your clock hands feel! emoticon

    Congratulations on your success! emoticon

    Lee emoticon
    1392 days ago

    WOW!! What a FANTASTIC TRIP!!!! I love visiting with family, no matter where they are and you had the bonus of have Grand's and Great Grand's there too! Now, I don't know about you, but I would call that an NSV! Another NSV is they way your family supported you and your DH in your healthy lifestyle choice! emoticon and thanks to your family for the support! It was great to hear that we don't have to gain weight, just because we go on a trip, and yours was, to me, truly stressful with all the time zone changes!


    - Nancy Jean -
    1469 days ago
    Wow! Sounds like a wonderful trip. We're well-trained in staying on our food and fitness plan when we travel or other situations challenge us. WooHoo! for you. emoticon
    1469 days ago
    What a wonderful testimony that traveling does NOT have to mean weight gain!
    And you even found a jazzercize and water aerobics opportunity too!
    Thanks do much for posting, Peggy!
    1469 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/12/2014 7:15:25 PM
    Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon
    1469 days ago
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