Friday, March 11, 2011

Challenge of going out of town

This weekend my sister and I are going to visit our grandma, who is sick. Our parents are there already, so we will be driving - a 10 hour car ride. Not fun. At all.

It's also going to be hard on the ole diet plan. Typically when we drive there, we just stop at McDonalds for breakfast and lunch because it's quick and easy. Maybe I can persuade my sis to stop at Subway instead. Otherwise, I'll have to research what I can have at McD's, maybe I'll get a Happy Meal. [I always look online for nutrition info because it can be really misleading.. like McD's oatmeal has the same calories as a cheeseburger and the same amount of fat as a Snickers bar!]

Then just being there will be a weight loss challenge. Here's why-
  • It is going to be emotional and I will be tempted to just say eff it.
  • My family drinks every evening (I will not)
  • We will be in the hospital every day, and my mom has said the cafeteria food isn't too healthy
  • I won't have my elliptical or workout DVDs, so I will probably have to work out outside (gasp!)
  • We will be busy visiting my grandma and other family members, so I might not have time to workout at all
  • I won't be able to blog as much, and probably won't be able to read/ comment on other blogs as often, but I'll try!

But, I'll be ok! Here's why -
  • I am bringing grapes, carrots, celery and pre-portioned-out pretzels for the road trip snacking
  • I will look up nutrition info for everything I eat out, or order the healthiest thing on the menu (hello, grilled chicken and veggies)
  • I will still try to work out, probably walking /running if the weather is ok (thanks for the advice on that!) and possibly checking out a local gym there if I can
  • I'll still blog as much as I can and read my faves when I have the time

My weigh in will be tomorrow instead of Sunday since I won't have my scale. Well, I'm off to run errands, including taking 8 pair of too big pants to Goodwill!

Attitude of Gratitude: I'm grateful that we're bringing our dogs so they don't have to stay in a kennel.


Losing 100 said...

Sounds like you've got a great plan for success! I'm sure you'll do great. Congrats on shrinking out of 8 pairs of pants! That's awesome. I put a pair on yesterday that will be going to good will as well. I could slide them off without undoing them!

Dawn said...

8 pairs of pants..thats brilliant!
You can do this..especially with the planning and packing of good foods.
Hope the visit goes well

Joy said...

Instead of having to stop anywhere, what about packing a cooler with your breakfast and lunch? Then you guys could pull over at a rest stop (preferably a nice one) and have a little picnic of sorts :)

I'd Rather Have a Cupcake said...

I feal your pain! The car ride is the worst. Never mind snacks....pack a whole cooler! Seriously....cause if you run out of food and you are on the road you will say f it.....Bring some protein for sure of you will be starving! I find chicken and veggie pitas with some mustard travel well.....good luck!

MOM GETS_FIT said...

I love that you are planning and taking your dogs. I am a huge dog fan. My dog is my best workout partner. Enjoy your trip.

MOM GETS_FIT said...

I didn't mean to say "enjoy" your trip as though it is a happy occasion. Rather--find the joy in the trip, attitude of graditude style.

Carrieheff said...

Why not take work out DVD's with you? Those are easy to transport and pack.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Cherish your time with your Grandmother.

Try and persuade your sister to stop at subway, I don't find a happy meal filling enough.

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

These times are stressful. Make the most of your time with your Grandma and cherish those memories if you can.

It sounds like you have a great plan in place, girlie!

Amy @ Findingfitme said...

You plan is smart but if you veer off, forgive yourself and move on. There is alot going on. As far as being on the road, heed this, avoid combos, no fries or soda. We usually just buy a sandwitch (burger or chicken) off the dollar menu and that's it. Saves cals and $.

Robin said...

enjoy your time with your grandma. xoxoxox

when you return I gave you an award... :)

Ann said...

I hope that your grandma gets well soon, and you are able to stay on track! :) You can do it!!