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Eating on the Road

Tomorrow, I head back on the road.  I live in hotels 5 days out of the week, so I continue to search for the best ways to eat healthy with just a mini-fridge and a microwave.   I realize the first step is having discipline to avoid junk.  I have to have willpower when there is pizza, fried chicken, and all types of goodies around.  I actually eat better away from home than when I’m back at home with my family.  There’s just always something around.  No excuses.  Some people have mentioned raw diets.  Hmm.  Not sure about that, yet. I just know it may take being more disciplined, since I’m not burning off more calories with exercise.  Wish me luck with Physical Therapy and discipline.  Do you have any tips for me?  I’m open to suggestions:)

Oops.  I need to get my beauty rest.

Much nub, fitness, and health,

Dr. Ericka

There’s No Place Like Home

Today was a travel day, so I didn’t work out.  I’m excited about the progress I’ve made, but I realize that it takes more willpower for me to stick with my plan at home (the last 2 weeks I’ve been on the road).  It’s easy to munch or graze on the goodies that my family has around.  I ate more today than any other day since I’ve started my plan.  This just reinforces that I need to have discipline and plan a bit better.  I could have just said no to the half of a sandwich or extra crab rangoon.  No excuses!  On the up side, while playing with my 16 month old cousin I was reminded of another reason to be on this quest to get healthy.  I love children, and hope to have some of my own one day.  I need to be healthy to do that.  Don’t worry.  That won’t be any time soon.  LOL.  I am loving being Teetee Ricky and being able to always return to my grown up home and pass up on the stinky diapers.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Wish me luck.  I’m certainly sending positive thoughts your way.
18 days down, 3 more until it’s a habit.  I’m still not sure about that one…
Much nub and fitness,

I Should’ve Just Said No

I’ve come to the end of a great weekend trip.  I realized I was hungry, so I stopped in the drive through at Mickey D’s.  This was a good and bad news.  The good was that a hail storm started while I was waiting, so I was off the highway.  The bad news is that I had a mini fried food bonanza.  I have been minimizing fried food, and I’ve felt like total crap ever since I ate that stuff.  I did good with the bread issue by getting wraps.  I didn’t eat all of it, but I knew better before I did it.  I’ve been half delirious and weak at times all night.  If it wasn’t for the Saints game and needing to make this post, I would be asleep.  This was just what I needed to stay on track.  The cost is too high to get off track.  Ugh.  I’m going to bed.
13 days down, 8 days until it becomes a habit.
Much nub and fitness,

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Chew Enough

Treadmill…no.  Pool…no.  Tony Horton Ten Minute Workout…yes!  I got up this morning and banged out the full body workout.  That definitely woke me up.   My new eating strategy is to chew my food longer.  I’ve seen 15-20 chews per bite.  I’m now up to 15-22. Not so magically, I’ve gotten full sooner and eating less.  I have no idea when I started eating really fast, especially since I love the taste of food.  I’m excited.  The bonus is that I even passed up on the yummy looking doughnuts at work.  The glazed ones were calling my name, and I said “no!”
Wish me and my butt luck again because I’m going to make it happen in the 6 am spin class tomorrow.  Two days down, and 26 to go.

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