Weight loss Wednesday: Eating across America

2/15/2012 07:00:00 AM Ashley 1 Comments

Time to be candid about the upcoming move, back across the country no less, while trying to lose weight. Sounds pretty impossible doesn't it? Cause it does to me. In fact I've tried to do it once already.

Moving is a part of the job when it comes to the military. It becomes a part of your life, whether you like it or not. How often you do it can vary greatly. When this next moves comes, it will have been our 3rd, with two of them being within 18 months of each other. And yet we're noobs when it comes to military moves. But it doesn't make it any less stressful. At least not for me.

And I eat when I'm stressed.

But I've already shared that with you before.

The last time we moved I was in full "I hate my body" mode. I was over feeling blah about myself and was trying to work on weight loss. I wasn't invested 100% which, of course, isn't a good way to start. I also started a few months before we moved and I was stressed. So I ate. Go figure.

The eating badly before the move is something that I can fix. I can easily pull out something to make for dinner. It's the moving across the country, with a dog, while towing a car that causes the most issues. There is no easy way to eat well as sometimes you go through towns that don't have a lot to offer other than fast food. For the places that do offer more options we have to worry about what to do with Emmett and if we can find a place to park our car towing a car. It's not easy.

So what can I do differently for this move? If fast food is the best/only option I can get iced tea instead of soda. I can pass on the french fries. I can swim at the hotel (if they have a pool). I can get out and stretch my legs every time we stop.

I can also make sure that I get back into proper eating habits and working out when we get to our new home. As there was a long period of poor eating/laziness after we got here.

It won't be easy, but it can be done. I just have to push myself to be better. By being better about my eating I'm being better to myself.

Is there anything that you do to help your eating habits when moving?

1 comment :

  1. YES! You can do this. I packed Laughing Cow Cheese in a couple of different flavors and some veggies, Healthy Pop popcorn already popped up and sealed, ate at Wendy's and got the Spicy Chicken salad, no cheese or croutons, half the amount of ranch with iced tea/diet coke. Pack fruit for snacks, and you can always stop at a grocery store in a bigger city to get more produce if you need it. It's only 2 days, so you can probably do it without stops at the store. Breakfast, I did McMuffin, no cheese, ask them for NO butter, and a folded egg(scrambled) instead of the poached. TGIFridays had some good lower cal options for dinner if you go to a sit down. Kashi has good granola bars that are no high fructose corn syrup, too. Good luck!