Fat to Fit at 59

My quest to lose 50 pounds in 150 days. (Now that you know about it, I'm committed.)

Day 37—Road trip treats December 22, 2009

Believe it or not, my dad had one of these—in dead-body pink—when I was a kid.

Road trips are a weight-watcher’s mine field. Even though I love the down time, scenery and photo ops, driving is so mindless and—dare I say it? boring, I look for anything to fill the void. Usually that’s food. Food in the form of (I hear a song coming on…)

Chips and brown ice cream and burgers and chicken. Candy and soda and stuff finger-lickin’. These are a few of my favorite things…

Darn those gas station/convenience stores and fast food joints!

Well, really, darn me, eh!? ‘Cause as the poem Invictus says, “I am the captain of my ship. I am the master of my soul.” So true.

So here’s what I’m packing (read: planning ahead to combat impulse eating) to take along:

  • Bottled water (for me and for Finley)
  • Boxed raisins
  • Cheese sandwiches on little cocktail rye breads (festive!)
  • Fruit
  • OK, OK, some of the little chocolates I was gifted. A girl’s gotta celebrate!

What’s in your treat bag?

’Til tomorrow, stay confident and resolute! Happy road trippin’!

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3 Responses to “Day 37—Road trip treats”

  1. Lauren Says:

    Haha…me too. I always take sunflower seeds when I’m driving. They help me stay awake like gum does for you.

    This year our airport snacks will consist of peppers and cucumbers – that’s all that’s left in the fridge. Oh yeah…and Mel’s cookies, assuming they arrive today! Come on UPS! I’m fresh out of no-bake cookies so I really need these! (of course…I’ll be sharing so I won’t be consuming all of those calories on my own) Phew…thank goodness for my human garbage disposal…I mean, my husband 🙂

    • Melanie Says:

      (This is Mom) — I’ve been at Mel’s less than 30 min and we’ve already busted into the cookies! LOL

      • Lauren Says:

        The cookies didn’t arrive on time:( I left a note with the cat-sitter to put them in the fridge when they come. I’d tell you to have a few for me but there’s plenty out here for me to eat 😉


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