Honesty Time

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MrsMizart
MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
edited July 2015 in Health and Weight Loss
I've just started working away four/five days a week, which is playing havoc with my new lifestyle.

It's time for me to get honest.

I thought I was still logging everything as I should, but plateaued loss (nearly two months now!) tells me I'm doing something wrong, or at least not doing something right ;-)

The exercise I thought I was doing okay with. It's a ten/fifteen minute uphill fast hike from hotel to office, carrying a heavy rucksack. We're on the 7th floor so I always walk all the way down and do half way up due to a bobbered knee. I'm set at sedentary as some days I'll be welded to a desk, so thought it better to err on the side of caution. I'm thinking that I can't have been timing it all properly, so it's back to wearing the Fitbit everyday. I've packed Rosemary Conley DVDs as, hate to admit, but couldn't even do the warm up on 30 Day Shred... I used to burn the Tae Bo! Ah for those healthier days. Hey ho, will get back to it :-)

I need to stand on scales every day to keep focused. Just bought a larger suitcase and about to order the Aria scales to take with me.

The last bit of my being honest with myself is the food. I get miserable being away from home. I don't usually do the food shopping. Only small convenience type stores to hand. No fridge. Get tired and don't want to eat out every night (did I warn you I'm pathetic?). And have no real interest in food, though obviously eat too much of what comes to hand! Have IBS so have to stick to certain things like the porridge and can't have raw veg, or dairy. I obviously need to make changes. I have Joseph Joseph folding scales, which is causing hilarity in my client's office, but I'll have to weigh everything in the morning as they don't pay me to be the Joker - £200m programme with the usual ridiculous timeline and they want my focus on that rather than on how much my blueberries weigh. I can't leave the client at this stage so am stuck being away. Can't commute as usually min 3 hours each way which would give no time for anything else. Therefore need to get a handle on food whilst away... A trip to a large supermarket is this morning's job.

So folks, sorry for bending your ears (eyes), but this is quite a big deal for me, admitting that I've not yet got it right despite my protestations to the contrary, and figuring out how to best deal with it given my current circs.

Anyone else finding they have an issue and getting honest with themselves?

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  • Sued0nim
    Sued0nim Posts: 17,456 Member
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    If I'm reading this correctly

    you're living away from home
    don't have kitchen facilities
    have convenience food only
    You suffer from ibs so have specific dietary restrictions
    You are doing 15 mins walking as exercise

    On the plus side...

    you've found maintenance
    recognised that you're not losing because something is wrong with the equation
    your plan is to start weighing your food and using a fitbit to measure your activity
    Buy a wider variety of foods

    You know what

    Sounds to me like you've got this :)
  • jennifer_417
    jennifer_417 Posts: 12,344 Member
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    rabbitjb wrote: »
    If I'm reading this correctly

    you're living away from home
    don't have kitchen facilities
    have convenience food only
    You suffer from ibs so have specific dietary restrictions
    You are doing 15 mins walking as exercise

    On the plus side...

    you've found maintenance
    recognised that you're not losing because something is wrong with the equation
    your plan is to start weighing your food and using a fitbit to measure your activity
    Buy a wider variety of foods

    You know what

    Sounds to me like you've got this :)
    +1

  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    Good luck at the super market and with the rest of your plan. :)
  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Thank you kindly folks :-)

    Supermarket proved useful. Lots of small tins of meat and of fish, beans that can be eaten cold, and fruit to ripen :-) This coming week will be better!
  • SaffronSunrise
    SaffronSunrise Posts: 182 Member
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    MrsMizart wrote: »
    Thank you kindly folks :-)

    Supermarket proved useful. Lots of small tins of meat and of fish, beans that can be eaten cold, and fruit to ripen :-) This coming week will be better!

    Good for you!!! It can be hard trying to figure out what to eat when you're living out of a hotel room. You can also grab a couple of bags of salad, along with the frozen ready cooked chicken strips or rotisserie chicken if you have a fridge in the room. You just have to watch the dressings that come in those salad bags. If you do have a fridge you can also make chicken wraps using tortillas & the bagged salads.
  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Thank you :-) Sadly no hotel room 'fridge. I was only thinking of location and parking (and aircon!) when I booked, didn't even think there'd be a hotel room without a 'fridge. Parking is the biggest issue there, so I guess it's a trade-off unless I pay hundreds per night, which my company wouldn't be chuffed about ;-) The bags of salad I can get at a small store halfway between hotel and site, so that works out nicely :-) Last week showed they'll last two days out of the 'fridge.

    Today I'm back into the weighing of everything and my Fitbit is reading 7.5k steps at 15:44, so a dog walk this evening and a fast walk on the treadmill later will get that to where it should be :-)
  • tomatoey
    tomatoey Posts: 5,459 Member
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    Can you get a picnic type cooler and pack it with ice? Maybe go with Airbnb next time?
  • strong_curves
    strong_curves Posts: 2,229 Member
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    MrsMizart wrote: »
    Thank you :-) Sadly no hotel room 'fridge. I was only thinking of location and parking (and aircon!) when I booked, didn't even think there'd be a hotel room without a 'fridge. Parking is the biggest issue there, so I guess it's a trade-off unless I pay hundreds per night, which my company wouldn't be chuffed about ;-) The bags of salad I can get at a small store halfway between hotel and site, so that works out nicely :-) Last week showed they'll last two days out of the 'fridge.

    Today I'm back into the weighing of everything and my Fitbit is reading 7.5k steps at 15:44, so a dog walk this evening and a fast walk on the treadmill later will get that to where it should be :-)

    I travel for work often and stay at hotels, at some hotels you can ask the concierge desk for a room fridge and they will provide one for you. I'm not sure if this is the case at your hotel but it won't hurt to ask.

  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
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    Could definitely give the cooler a try :-) Not heard of Airbnb, will go read up, thank you.

    I'll ask the concierge, thank you :-)