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.