Sunday & Monday Blog
Monday, June 20, 2011
Didn't even make it a week before I skipped a day!! Oh well, progress, not perfection, right?.
Yesterday was crazy busy once I got moving. I left for the airport at 3:45 this morning so I went to bed early! What's worse is that hubby was gonna take me to the airport so my car could stay at the body-shop all weekend (Husband backed out of the garage without actually opening the garage door) but as we were driving out of town he got a call from the hospital-there was a patient in labor and they couldn't reach the doc on call so I had to turn around and drive him back home so he could go deliver the baby. That put me 15 minutes behind so I had to drive like a crazy person to make it to the airport in time.
Luckily, the only traffic at that time was a turkey and 5 deer that thought it would be nice to stand in the middle of the road for several minutes. Even with those delays I made it to the airport on time.
So.... My trip. It is so hard for me to stay on track during business trips. I live in a really tiny town so when I go out of town, part of the excitement is eating good food. Sushi, Chinese, Mexican... We don't have that in our town. My pattern is this: I go to the grocery store and stock up on healthy food. I start off strong, but as the week professes I get more and more stressed out from business and more and more exhausted from work and by the time I am heading home I am eating fast food three times a day.
I have to stop this pattern! Business travel is why I am sitting here 20 pounds heavier than last year.
My plan: wear my bodybugg and burn at least 2600 calories a day. I can probably do that without exercising since I am generally on my feet all day with these trips, but I did bring my exercise clothes and plan to get out for a walk at least 2 times this week.
Allow myself to spurge a "little" on good food. About 2000 calories a day. That will allow me to eat sushi and even Mexican if I am careful
Toward the end of the week I need to be extremely careful. When I get exhausted I still need to take the time to eat the good food I have bought and not self medicate with fast food.
That's my plan. If anyone has any other tips or suggestions for me, please let me know!!