It’s easy to eat healthy at home. You have more control. On the road, however, it can be more of a challenge.
Went to Houston, Texas Friday night and came back yesterday. Eating well on the road is always a challenge and this trip was no exception. I ate two Cliff Bars before I left. I ended up never eating dinner Friday night. I did drink one Heineken in the President’s Suite that night. (I am not a big drinker for many reasons).
Saturday morning, I spoke to the members of the Texas Press Association (great group). I ate a couple of Croissants (I steered clear of the sweet rolls and Cokes) when I came downstairs to speak. I had a cup of green tea, too. My speech was a brunch speech. There were lots of forbidden treats in the buffet line, but I got a tiny fillet mignon, a small scoop of scrambled eggs, some fresh cantaloupe and pineapple — and my forbidden fruit: A slice of bacon.
Bacon is pure fat, btw. Terribly unhealthy and bad for you for many reasons. And tasty.
After my speech and before I went home, I had a turkey wrap at the Galleria (one of Houston’s nicest malls). I had another another turkey sandwich and a banana, later.
When I got home to Mississippi, I ate what I normally eat for breakfast on the weekends (I don’t get breakfast when I do my workouts): Oatmeal, flax-seed cereal and chopped dates.
It’s all about portions and making good choices. I made good choices on this trip.
Knee update: My knee feels better today. Other than walking a few miles at the mall, I have laid off of it this weekend (normally, I would have done a long run yesterday.) I have a strong suspicion that my injury was more to do with a pair of new work shoes I have been wearing. The pain started right after I got them. And I didn’t wear them yesterday and today — and my pain is greatly reduced. I won’t wear them this week to see if they were the cause of my problems.