A Fat Man's Journey (Working my way back…)

An Attempt to Journey from Fat to Fit in a Lifetime. Eat right, Eat less, Move more

Where I failed Before


This is where I failed before.  Away from home, living in a hotel, eating in restaurants…  It is difficult to eat right in a strange area and not knowing the restaurants to go to and dealing with the boredom of sitting in a hotel room all evening.

I am working hard at the new job, long hours and staying away from the snack machines, eating light meals…. It is not easy to maintain.  Sitting in a hotel room at night, bored, lonely…  Tempted to fill the void with food but I won’t.

I did 20 minutes on the fitness machines yesterday, walked quite a bit in the factory today.  Ate a light breakfast, had a 140 calorie granola bar for lunch and a dinner of Chicken and vegetables.  It can be done; I just have to work hard at it.

No scale to weigh myself on.  Of course that brings the fear that I will gain weigh this week without the feedback of the scale.  My bet though is that I will lose weight because I am so focused on NOT over eating.

I am feeling good in general.  The knee is on the mend and I am very optimistic that soon it will feel nearly normal and the time off the bike will be a distant memory.

I positive for me right now is that the factory I now work in is huge and my department is as far from my office as it could be without be in the warehouse.  Just walking there from my office is a hike and a half and I go out there 5-6 times a day.  According to my FITBIT I have walked a little over 5 miles today and the majority of that was at work.  As my office is on the second floor I also managed to get in 9 flights of stairs today.  I did 10 minutes on the exercise bike and 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer last night but nothing today.  Just tired and ready for rest. I did go to a bike club meeting tonight and met a couple of the people there.  A pleasant way to spend the evening.

I have to say, I have not felt this good about the future in a long, long time.


2 thoughts on “Where I failed Before

  1. I really know what you mean about the difficulty of maintaining healthy habits when you’re away from home. Even though I do a lot of cooking at home, when I’m travelling alone it’s that much easier to slip into old habits and odds are I won’t have my bike either. Busy schedules can also make it hard to fit in our usual workouts etc. So kudos to you for the effort you’re making. You’re taking responsibility for your health and wellbeing and you deserve to feel good. Keep it up and thanks for the added inspiration.

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