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The Colossal Food Effort

July 1st, 2011 · No Comments

The following is probably going to end up being a note to myself.

This past week, we were in San Diego for a “getaway” with the kids. I’m calling it a getaway and not a vacation because to me a vacation implies –REST and RELAXATION. With kids in tow, nights in hotel rooms are not vacations. Everybody has to share the space, the TV, the light, when to go to bed and when to wake up….In addition, you have to eat three meals a day where ever you are. On top of that, we have food requirements….such as eating lean meats, eggs, veggies, fruits and nuts for all our meals.

Now, here’s where I get a little freakish about my food. There was not fridge or microwave in our room so that left me wondering…”what will we do for food??” Not to mention my cheapness… First morning I spent an hour searching for a grocery store so I could buy sandwich meats, pre-cut fruits and nuts plus cereal and milk for the kids.

When we could have all just gotten dressed and head towards the nearest Coco’s or Denny’s and had omelets and the kids could have had pancakes for the same money and time I spent hunting for a grocery store!

At lunch, the same thing occurs, I need/want to eat clean food and I go out hunting for food to take back for the family! Not knowing the area nor fast food eateries that would offer healthy fare, it took me WAY longer than it should have. Luckily, I found, Corner Bakery Shop that had plenty of healthy food choices for both lunch and breakfast!!

Bottom line is that I was way too INflexible when it came to dining options and spent too much time and energy looking for healthy food options when they were right in front of my nose. Also, since it is vacation, I could have also tried to revert back to a Zone type diet for the few days we were gone for a bit more flexibility as there would be times and hours when I just wouldn’t eat because I didn’t want to eat crap food and was being cheap (not a good choice for me, but?!!)

Healthy food options are always available!
Omelets
Roasted Chicken
Raw veggies or pre-cut fruits
Half of Sandwiches
Smoothies (?!)
Salads (without cheese or croutons)

Live and learn right?!

How do you keep it clean while on vacation?

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