This week's topic is…
I am getting ready to take a road trip to Michigan to visit my sweet friend, Kaira. I'm a little bit concerned about controlling my diet on this trip. I've done it on vacation, but never on a road trip when I don't have complete control over meals & activities. So I'm curious, how do you handle road trips? How do you continue to eat healthy & stay active when you're on the road and out of your normal routine. I can't wait to hear your ideas. So I hope you'll join us!
So let me tell you a little bit of history about this trip…because it's super cool how God works.
Kaira and I first met through over two years ago when we were planning to go to Relevant. Then we bonded over shopping. We both fell in love with the same purply pink sweater and we each had to have one. A friendship was born!
Like most online friendships, though, this one is long distance. You see Kaira lives all the way up north in Michigan, while I live all the way down south in Georgia. So even though we talked of seeing each other again, I wasn't sure it would happen.
Then God stepped in.
This spring I began to think it would be cool to take a road trip to see Kaira. I just happened to mention this to a very good friend of mine that lives in my neighborhood. I was shocked to hear that a close friend of hers that she would love to visit lived in the same town as Kaira. Actually our two friends, who have never met, live twenty minutes apart.
Are you understanding this? My friend, who lives five minutes from me, has a friend who lives within 20 minutes of Kaira. What are the chances of that?!?!? Isn't God amazing?
Now five months later, all of our planning is coming to pass. We leave Saturday for the fourteen hour trip. We'll get there sometime Sunday afternoon/evening and leave the following Saturday. I'll get to visit with Kaira while my friend gets to visit with hers.
Needless to say I am very excited about this trip. I'm looking forward to hanging out with Kaira and her amazing family. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Great Lakes…well at least 2 of them. I've never been farther north than Kentucky. And the nomad in me is itching to get out on the open road and see some sights.
As much fun as all of this sounds, it's also a little scary when it comes to my diet. A road trip brings it's own set of challenges for maintaining my new weight. But I think I have a few ideas.
I plan to take a cooler filled with lunch goodies and snacks. Some of my favorites are beef jerky, boiled eggs, cheese sticks, and grapes. Since it's so easy to over indulge while driving, I am going to measure out my jerky and other treats ahead of time. Then I just have to pull out one sandwich bag at a time.
Instead of eating at greasy fast food joints while we're on the road, we're planning to take sandwich makings and stop at rest stops along the way. This way our boys will also have some time to get out and run in the grass for a little bit.
While I am at Kaira's house, I am hoping to keep up my fitness routine. We've talked about going biking and hiking. I might also try to work in a run or two. Are you up for that, Kaira?
All of this writing about our trip is making me even more excited. I want to take a minute and thank Kaira for hosting my son and me. She keeps telling me about all the fun things we're going to do while we're there. Plus she even gave her living room a fresh coat of paint in preparation of our visit. Isn't she an amazing friend?
So how about my weight loss journey?
This was my second week on maintenance. I'm pretty sure that last week's 2lb weight gain was a fluke because I didn't really do anything different this week and I lost 2.6 lbs. This puts me a little below my goal weight and feels comfortable.
My friends, this is a perfect example of remembering that losing weight is a journey. Each week is going to look different. One week you are going to have disappointing numbers. Another week you'll have great numbers. But if you'll keep at it, the numbers will slowly add up to a greater loss.
You can do this, my friends. You are made for greatness!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1
How are you doing with your weight loss goals my friend? Why don't you join us for Weight Loss Wednesday and share? Remember…we're all in this together!
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Since I am going to be out of town next week, I think I'll also put Weight Loss Wednesday on vacation. I'm actually going to take a little bit of a blogging break. Once I get back, the next few weeks are going to be very busy for me. Plus I'm in the middle of a redesign for Confessions of a Snowflake and Weight Loss Wednesday. I'd like to be able to put whatever extra energies I have into the redesign and writing new posts.
I hope you'll be patient with me during this break. I should be back around August 1st. I will let you know for sure. But I can't wait for you to see the new look!
In the meantime, remember….
Quitting is not an option!