Total Weight Loss

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Smooth Sailing

I've got several days of smooth sailing here.   Time is stretching out between challenges and I only have two biggies on the horizon right now.  The next is a trip to Charleston where 65MD ('65 Mustang Driver)is presenting some research at a conference.  I love these trips.  He's busy until mid-afternoon, so can sleep in, shop, whatever and then we see the sights in the late afternoon and evening.  It is great.  We leave early on Wednesday morning and will be back Saturday.

We've worked out a fairly good pattern of eating out, which is great.  My problem is that restaurant food is usually very high in sodium and fat.  I'll just make the best choices I can, and deal with the consequences.  We're flying so I won't be able to take any food with me, but I'll find a local market and get some fresh produce that I can eat raw to have in the room for breakfast and lunch.  My only real issue will be the evening meal.  The place where we are staying does not have a workout facility, so I'll have to get creative about that. 

In the meantime, 65MD and I sat down and made meal plans for time between now and then.  He's totally on board with my choices, and has told his son that he will be too!  65MD has said for years that he'd like to lose 20 or so pounds.  Now that we're in the same neighborhood of amount of weight to lose, he's all ears about what I have to say.  And totally willing to do what I want.  He recognizes that this is a healthy way to live.

Now, all I have to do is make it work.


  1. I sense a tone of real energy here. Believe me, I know how those impending social engagements can wear out one's motivation in a heartbeat. Glad you've got most of them behind you. If weather is good, Charleston is the most walkable city around. You'll have no trouble getting exercise. Hopefully, your hotel is in the historic district and you can just head out from there.

  2. i thought of you today in my ww meeting. we were talking about the "REAL" world and how to deal with it. alongtime member said NOT to consider anything a challenge that everything is an opportunity and we have the choice to take the opportunity to choose ourselves over the food. made perfect sense to me and i was like "i have to share this with lori" seems kinds obvious but sometimes that simple truth is what we need to hear! and thanks for fasting with me hon i lost 2.6 pounds this week. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. I love how you make plans to stay healthy on your trip! I'm sure planning ahead makes it easier to make good choices than if you have to make a decision right there and then when you're hungry!