As I sit here with my stomach bursting from a Five Guys burger (where they grasp the vital concept that the default state of a burger is PLAIN), my GIT streak (which made it a full 7 days) is definitely over. It’s just so so hard to do it on the road. I DID get up and work out this morning. But it’s simply impossible to eat out and stay within a calorie budget.
Before this trip I was down 3.5 pounds.
But then there was the drive, which meant that as soon as I was on that long stretch of highway I wanted to nosh because this is what we (or at least I) are programmed to do on road trips. Golden Flake Cheese Curls are my kryptonite. I was out of calories before dinner last night (The Blow Fly Inn, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We had this really interesting appetizer of fried green tomatoes, topped with sauteed shrimp and remaulade.). And today…I don’t wanna talk about it. An omelet from the Port City Cafe, a bunch of not healthy stuff at our work reception, and said Five Guys burger. I’ll exercise again tomorrow and probably eat lighter just because my stomach is NOT happy right now. And I’ll get home on Sunday. Monday back on the bandwagon and the start of a new streak. I’ve got a spaghetti squash calling my name for some serious vegetarian faux pasta. Maybe a pesto…
What are your secrets for keeping the waistline under control when you’re traveling?