Traveling Week – Meals for Sunday 07 31 2011

July 31, 2011 · 3 comments

I always pick really bad times to re-start my weight loss journey but I guess that’s better than not starting at all. The challenge for me this week is that I’m traveling on business and will be tempted by many situations. Reviewing Dumb Little Man’s How To Maintain Healthy Habits When Traveling to get some ideas. One thing I’m planning on doing is journaling my food for the week.

Omelet

Breakfast

I was still at home for breakfast and I made a simple 2-egg omelet stuffed with 2 slices of leftover bacon and about 2 ounces of deli turkey. Added a few tablespoons of shredded cheese. I guess for calorie purposes I need to mention the ounce or so of milk and tiny amount of butter used in the preparation of the omelet. Dry slice of toast and a bowl of red seedless grapes completed a pretty tasty breakfast.

Sushi

Lunch

I didn’t plan my lunch very well as I had a 1:09pm flight and really should have eaten something before I left for the airport. Since I didn’t, I was hungry shortly before boarding and didn’t want to be on a plane (even the short flight to Chicago) when I was starving. So I checked out my options at the airport.

I was going to go to Subway but the line was too long so I took a look at Wok & Roll, a Chinese place. Lots of very tempting, no-doubt hi-calorie options. I opted for sushi. Downside of buying in the airport? This little bit of sushi and a small diet coke cost me $15! Sushi combo included raw salmon, raw tuna, cooked eel and raw snapper.

Dinner

After landing in Chicago I rented a car and drove to Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is about a 3 hour drive. I started getting hungry a couple of hours into the drive and since it was about dinner time by then I decided to take the next exit that featured a Subway. Of course I didn’t realize until after I exited that it was a couple of miles off the freeway. That was annoying.

I was planning to eat in the restaurant but their AC was out and it was hotter inside than it was outside, and that’s saying something because it was about 90 degrees outside. I ordered a foot long veggie sub with avocado, no cheese, no oil and I didn’t get anything else like chips, apples or yogurt.

I ended up going to McDonald’s drive-through to get a coffee and the line was so long that I ate the sandwich while in line. Better than trying to eat while driving.

As I write this before I go to bed I’ve get a little bit of the munchies but I’m not going to do anything about it. Mostly because I don’t have anything to eat and am too lazy to leave the hotel room.

Al in all, a decent day on the eating front although I do need to do some research on that sushi as it wouldn’t surprise me if its more calories than I am estimating (600).

First of hopefully many good days.

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{ 3 comments }

John August 1, 2011 at 1:18 am

Sushi sounds right if not a bit high. If you eat it without mayo or cream cheese it is pretty good for you.

Happy to see you are starting up again.

Biz August 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Isn’t airport food rediculous?? I am flying in a couple weeks and hope I can pass some food through security 😀

GrowingRaw August 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

One of the best healthy eating tips for travelling that I can think of is not to get dehydrated. So many of the convenient travel snacks (even the healthier ones like nuts, crackers, seeds, dried fruit, granola bars) are dehydrated so you’ll need to top up your fluids more often.

I don’t mind the occasional Subway myself. I eat sushi probably once a week and I’ve always thought it was a healthy choice, although pricey. My Mum gave me a heads up about a recent study that showed the high levels of iodine in the nori can cause thyroid problems. http://www.theage.com.au/national/sushi-linked-to-thyroid-illness-20110730-1i5ul.html. I think that’s only if you eat it every week like I do though.

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