We are on the road again. Today we are in Nacogdoches, Texas visiting a grandson and his wife and two great-grandkids. It was a long drive yesterday. Since we left early our weigh-in day was Friday morning. Charlene is down 20.8 pounds and I’m down 26.8 pounds. It sounds more complicated than it is. We have a challenging three weeks ahead as far as eating is concerned. We brought our supplies to make the morning smoothie. We will avoid the motel breakfast as they are usually not diet oriented. We will get coffee there however. We do have some real coffee, especially on long trips.
It’s all is a matter of sticking to the plan. When we have situations where it become difficult, we rely on “the plan” to get us through. We don’t want to gain weight because it’s so hard to get it off. When I say “the plan” I often think of the legalese you sometimes read where it will say the diet known as “the plan” and which it will be referred to from henceforth. I think the idea of sticking to a plan is positive whereas sticking to a diet has negative connotations although regardless, it is a diet that requires fewer calories or more exercise than the body wants to give up.
Tomorrow we head to Fort Stockton, Texas. Not much there but it’s a halfway point to our next destination in Peoria Arizona. It’s about 880 miles across Texas. That means at least a couple of stopovers. Our plan includes walking as much as possible. We try to stop every two hours for a brief rest and walk around a little. We will walk in our rooms with Leslie each evening. Hope you read Charlene’s articles on the importance of walking. Walk, walk, walk.
“22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry” (Luke 15:22-23). Whether you eat the fatted calf or the fatted chicken, be merry. Have a great frame of mind as you stick to the plan and reach your weight loss goals.