Some days present special challenges an today was one of them. I found out last night that both of my parents were in the hospital. They live about three hours away from where I live. I decided to go and see them today so I went into work at 5AM and asked for four hours vacation time later in the day.
I left work before noon and made the three hour trip there and got to spend ½ hour with each of them before turning around and making the three hour trip back home. Due to this exercise today was limited to flexing my right foot on the accelerator. When that made me breath heavy I put the cruise control until I could go back to using my foot again! For upper body I changed the radio stations frequently! I as going to cut a hole in the floor of the car and use it Fred Flintstone Style but Deb would have gotten really mad!
What this driving exercise did point out to me is the lack of viable dining options while on the run like this. Prior to this effort the natural choice would have been a “heart attack in a sack” from McDonalds. I actually wanted to eat on the run but take a McDonalds is the food of the devil right now! I think that one meal such as that could eliminate days of positive effort.
Ronald McDonald should be locked up for manslaughter! He doesn’t deal crack but the French fries that he deals are highly addictive and can lead to death!
I am curious to hear from you folks as to healthy options while on a mission like this? Salads aren’t possible while driving so what else is there. For me I just chose to hold off until I made it home. I ate later than I wanted but at least I was in control of what I ate.
Food intake today:
4:00 – GoLean Cereal and Strawberries
7:00 – Green grapes and two slices of low sodium deli turkey breast
9:20 – Cashews
12:00 – In the car west bound- two small pieces o grilled chicken breast, red grapes and almonds.
2:30 – In the car west bound – Strawberries
4:15 – In the car east bound – pineapple
7:30 – Red and green peppers scrambled in egg whites over dry 12 grain toast.
I hope that all of you are well and look forward to your input about eating on the run.