Dieting while Traveling and Finding Motivation for Weight Loss

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I was highly motivated this weekend to stick to my plan, even though we were traveling. But, being 100% consistent for the past 17 days and not really seeing any progress (as measured by the scale), I’m feeling a bit defeated.

One thing that I think is making me lose motivation to keep being this strict with weighing and measuring my food is that I actually really like my weight right now! When I’m faced with eating what everyone else is eating, vs. what I planned for myself to eat, I just don’t want to be on a diet, because I’m good the way I am!

So, why do I keep going? Mostly because I’ve committed to it. I’ve committed to myself. I committed to my friend who is competing with me. And, I’ve committed to all of you reading! Crazy as it sounds, I feel like I can’t back out. So, I won’t. But, after THIS show, I don’t think I’ll do another one. My husband tells me I’ve said that for all three shows. Maybe it’s like having a baby. In the middle of it, you say to yourself, “What the hell am I doing!?!? Why do I want to go through this?” And then after you think, “that wasn’t so bad.” LOL.

The truth is, this isn’t that bad. I think I’m just a rebel and I don’t like having food rules. So, I let myself mourn what I’m not eating.

But enough of my diet journaling! Today’s a new day. I can do hard things, RIGHT!

Friday’s meals

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1352 calories 124 protein, 141 carbs. 36 fat

The above photo is the food I packed, as we left on a short one night road trip.

The below picture is what I actually ate yesterday.

Breakfast -. We ate breakfast before we left and it was amazing! I had protein waffles, same recipe as yesterday, plus I added cooked apples, Walden farms caramel dip, and Greek yogurt.

I ate my snack on the road. Just an apple and a built bar.

For lunch I ate when we arrived at our destination. I had chicken, sweet potato, and broccoli with a few leftover artichoke hearts. And yes, I don’t mind eating this cold, but because I ate it when we arrived I microwaved it for 2 minutes.

Dinner we ate out. It was easy to stick to my plan, because I was able to get chicken and a side salad. We ate at Viva Chicken in St George and their nutrition data was online so I could keep tracking.

MyfitnessPal record for this 1300 calorie day

Saturday Full Day of Eating

dieting while traveling full day of eating 1300 calories

1323 calories, 167 g protein, 140 g carbs, 14 g fat

𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐓: brought this from home. It was maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal (regular packet). If I had a 100 calorie packet, I would have prefered that. This one was 160 calories. Also had 6 hard boiled egg whites and 1 full egg.

𝐋𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐇: brought this from home. And ate it cold in the car. 5 ounces chicken breast, 120 g sweet potatoes, 1 cup raw broccoli.

𝐒𝐍𝐀𝐂𝐊: same snack I had in the car yesterday… apple and a #BuiltBar

𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑: Not gonna lie, I was starving when I got home! So, I tried to make dinner more filling with cauliflower rice, broccoli and asparagus. Plus, I had 6 ounces chicken breasts….all covered in nacho cheddar popcorn seasoning.

Not pictured: it wasn’t enough for me today, so I added two cups of plain nonfat Greek yogurt with cheesecake flavored pudding mix. 😂
It was going to be one cup, but like I was in some sort of robotic trance, I scooped out a second bowl because it is so dang delicious. I was even going for a third bowl when I woke up from my unconscious eating, remembered my goal, and had some sugar free hot cider instead. ❤️❤️

Myfitnesspal record from Saturday

Sunday Full Day of Eating

1231 calories, 153 g protein, 105 g carbs, 22 g fat

Sunday meals dieting on 1200 calories

For my meals yesterday, I made chicken tortellini soup for dinner for our big Sunday dinner, but I tried to make my bowl with miracle noodles and no cream. Well, it was VERY underwhelming and not tasty. So I drained the broth and added the cheesy popcorn seasoning instead. Then, IT WAS GREAT!

I used to buy Healthy Noodle from Costco, or Livivia noodles from the regular grocery store, but I haven’t been able to find either of those for at least 6 months. So, I bought the miracle noodle, and while it’s not my favorite, it did the job!

𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: egg whites, one egg, and half ounce of mozzarella. Two slices 45 calorie toast, and an orange.

𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: 6 ounces chicken, croutons, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, and Bolthouse dressing, with nacho cheddar seasoning.

𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤: Yogurt with sugar free pudding mix (X2!! Why do I keep doing this?!)

𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: 65 ounces Chicken, miracle noodle, carrots, a dinner roll, and nacho cheddar seasoning!

MyFitnessPal Record from Sunday, Day 18

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