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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


Ok.  Today, I did accomplish my goal of taking my measurements.  I realize that I didn’t do this at the beginning of my journey to become a lean, mean, analyzing machine, but this feels like a new beginning.  I’ve been out of the gym for over a month, but somehow I’ve managed not to gain a bunch of weight.  I’ll just give credit to God for that.  I’ve been reigning in my comfort food consumption.  The next step is to be more vigilant about what I eat.  The portion control appears to still be doing ok.  I’m hoping to find out some exercises that I can do when I go to physical therapy.  I miss working out.  Can you believe that I’m saying that?  Oh, back to the measurements.  I’m still getting up the nerve to share them, so y’all can hold me accountable.  I knew they were different than I was used to, but I must admit that I was taken aback to find out what they actually are.  Numbers don’t lie, but they do make great motivation.  This reminds me that  you have to face your fears to have a chance at conquering them.  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to set your clock forward.

Much nub, fitness, and health (waving goodbye to that hour that I don’t feel that I can spare),

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,

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