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Current Weight: 152 lbs
Weight Last Week: 156 lbs
Weekly Weight Lost: -4 lbs
Starting weight: 155 lbs
Current weight: 137.6 lbs
Weight Last Week: 138 lbs
Weekly Weight Lost: -.4 lbs
Starting weight: 141.6 lbs
Current weight: 187.6 lbs
Weight Last Week: 188.2 lbs
Weekly Weight Lost: -.6 lbs
Starting weight: 197 lbs
Can you believe we’re already 6 weeks into our Nutrisystem challenge? Louise and I have both been traveling a lot, which poses its own challenges to staying on track, but we’re all doing really well! When I travel, I pack Nutrisystem bars and bags of homemade trail mix as my SmartCarb/PowerFuels while I’m en route, and then try to eat as well as possible during my trips. One of the tips I remember reading in Nutrisystem’s Dining Out Guide a while ago is that you should ask for a box when you order food at a restaurant and put half of it away as soon as your meal arrives. I think that strategy really helps, because during my LA trip last week, I overate at every meal because I wasn’t eating on schedule due to my activities and I would end up so hungry; and when a big pile of food is shoved in front of you when you’re starving, what do you think is going to happen? 😉
In contrast, I went to a restaurant to celebrate a graduation over the weekend, and since that food was served “Family style”, I purposely put a very small amount on my plate even though I was famished because I literally hadn’t eaten all day. I knew that there would be plenty left for seconds if I was still hungry, and unsurprisingly, what looked like a small amount was more than enough for me to feel totally full so I didn’t even need another helping. I was proud of myself for that!
I wasn’t quite so good when it came to having a few celebratory drinks over the course of the week. But hey, I went for light beer and rum mixed with diet cola, so at least I saved some calories there, right? 😉
In terms of exercise, I know we’ve all been doing a lot – on days when I didn’t have access to a gym while on the road, I did a LOT of walking so I got my exercise in that way. I’m very pleased with how well everything is working out, even with me being on the road; since I’m traveling more frequently these days, it’s great to know that I have Nutrisystem as my rock to keep me on track and help guide me through making the best choices possible while still enjoying myself and living life. I’m excited for this summer!
What are your tips to maintaining good eating habits while on the road?