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road trips are hard to stay on track

Monday, October 20, 2014

Travelling across country by car is a challenge to my diet, exercise and routine. It's eye opening to recognize how my mind thinks about these things when travelling. I plan on working while I travel so I've go to get a routine like I have at home where I exercise, eat sensibly and get work done. All while travelling from city to city and having fun.
It's sort of a semi-retirement, a practice of sorts, at real retirement. So I'll take this as a training opportunity to learn some new habits I hope that will come in handy when I really retire.

  
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NORWOODGIRL 10/21/2014 12:01AM

    You go, girl!

Funny thing about retirement. I didn't want to retire but had to do it. I knew I'd go crazy without some kind of plan about how my days would be spent. And ..... my plans ended up having no basis in reality emoticon

It has been 14 years now and I think I'n finally getting it.

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Yell at me please!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I'm travelling again and I'm overating. I treat the necessity of having to eat but being on a trip as an excuse to have desserts every night, eat 3 full meals even thought I spent a lot of time just sitting in an airplane or a car, stopping at fast food outlets and eating things I know are not good, they don't even taste good. What is wrong with my thinking? I have this old tape playing in my head that says to try new foods, I might not get another chance...it's the experience of a new place or season or people, not food I need to focus on. I don't need to eat so much, I'm going over 2K calories a day!

The truth is, it's stressful to be away from home, from the familiar. Waking up in a hotel can be disorienting and living out of a suitcase, carrying things to and from an airport and car, wondering if you've got everything is distracting and food says "I'll make you feel better". NO IT DOESN'T. I feel worse. This stops now.

  
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LILSUZY1057 10/14/2014 10:58PM

    I totally understand where you're coming from. The thing is, do you want to sacrifice what you really want for a short term gratification. I think if you do some pre-planning it might help. See if you can pack healthy snack to carry on the plane and have in the hotel rooms. Google the restaurants you are going to and see what is on the menu. Decide before hand what you're going to eat and then order it without looking at a menu. I may have made up my mind to have the chicken, but when I see a chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, I convince myself that it IS chicken, right?

Anyway, I know you can do this. Pick up the pieces and go from today forward. And try to think of at least one thing good you did for your health each day! Even if that means you only ate one dessert for the day when you wanted two.

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NORWOODGIRL 10/14/2014 10:07PM

    You're right, Alice. Stop that! You practiced good habits before when you travelled. Implement those strategies again. emoticon

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Another year older

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yes, it's my birthday! I got a spot-on birthday card from SparksPeople, I love this site!!

It's been a stressful year, some of it self-inflicted! I saw ups and downs in my weight and had more back pain. I have stuck with daily Yoga when in town but dropped off deliberate walking. I'm moving away from processed foods and wheat yet am still a night time snacker. I got a strength plan from a trainer and didn't follow it. Once again, the past year has been one of maintenance. Not that I wanted to stay at the same weight. I need to come to terms with being an emotional eater who overdoes eating and under does exercise when stressed. I didn't get active enough nor eat within my range. This year I finally went to black coffee, cutting out cream and sweet. I'm in my second year of doing Yoga almost daily and want to develop a home routine for those times when I can't get to class. I wear a fitbit every day and I want to get at least 5K steps a day. This coming year I want to care for myself by each day moving closer to a healthy weight by eating healthy foods (no wheat, no processed foods), getting stronger and walking longer. This next year needs to be one of EXECUTION. I've got the planning and learning down. DOING is my mantra.

  
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GRANDMABABA 10/3/2014 1:26PM

    Great success to you. Have an awesome birthday and a terrific year to come!

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I gotta learn

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I have been cutting out wheat but last night I went to Chompies (a deli) and had pastries. I'm paying for it this morning in stomach upset. I cannot eat the stuff. Not to mention the high calories associated with wheat products. My husband isn't so picky so I'm getting rid of the wheat in my pantry (noodles, pasta, baking flour, pancake mix) feeding him; I just can't throw the products away and I can't give away things that are open.

I've made zucchini "noodles" and spaghetti squash and enjoyed both as replacements for pasta. Celery sticks and corn toritillas have replaced sliced bread, although I've tried gluten free bread and its okay too. I'm thinking "I must be thirsty, drink some water" when I crave carbs.

  


One week No Wheat

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Well, almost. I had a bagel in there one day and a half a hamburger bun. It already seems to be making a difference. I'm keeping this up.

  
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GALINAZ 9/20/2014 3:06PM

    I'm starting out going wheat free first, because its easy to identify. I am looking at labels to see if they include wheat, barley or rye but I'm trying to get away from processed foods altogether. Dining out is hardest and purging my kitchen of wheat products is difficult too. I hate to throw out stuff.

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RICKHANN 9/20/2014 1:32PM

    Congrats. It made a difference with my wife. I hope it works out for you.

Have you gone gluten-free, or just cutting back on wheat?

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