We've been on the road for a week, which really Got My Attention on how hard it is to eat sensibly while traveling...or working.
On the Interstate, Husband insists on "Grab and Go" dining,
which precludes a salad or anything with a fork.
That means this:
and God Help You if you suggest anything different - it simply doesn't fly with a
goal-oriented driver like my Husband. You can toss the buns, but after about the third meal of this, you realize you are only saving about 200 calories. One gets discouraged...
We visited his uncle, (who owns Andy Griffith's boyhood home in Mount Airy!) who loves Thai food, and there was nothing for it but to order up...there are no photos of that meal, but suffice to say that oil was a HUGE ingredient.
Once you get to the Beach, the Sunset Ceremony is a very special tradition that we cherish, whether with a house full of friends and family or just the two of us.
Which requires drinks to toast the sunset with. Which puts dinner later than usual, and means you go to bed on a full tummy. Lovely tradition, but honestly, a Diet Disaster!
We're back home in Atlanta now, and I'm getting some ribbing about serving "Roughage", but we are seeing instant results. The extra pounds are slipping off.
Which means this:
Never give up on your new eating plan...even after a week of really bad food and sitting in a car for days, which will put a couple or three pounds back on you - never give up on your new body. Just resume your sensible eating plan, and the pounds start melting off again.
Calories in, Calories out. Don't eat more than you can burn off in a day.
Drink a lot of water.
Get back on your walking or workout plan.
Step on that scale religiously, morning and night, to track your weight. If you have to, get extreme for a day to dump those regained pounds.
After this trip, I am seriously thinking about developing a line of Yummy, Fresh, and Convenient fast foods that could be stocked in the bigger Gas Station chains.
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Now. Doesn't this look more appetizing than fried potatoes served in a cardboard box??
Anyone want to go into business with me??
Oh, yes... this means Husband has to drive, so I can properly use my fork....