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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Travel is Fattening--but then so is everything!


I returned from my cross-country road trip to discover, car travel is fattening. I gained back some of the weight I had worked so hard to lose. I guess 30 days of sitting on your butt in the car, stopping to eat at great restaurants, indulging in free continental breakfasts at hotels, and passing the hours on the road munching on assorted goodies like chips, ice cream, and peanut butter cups is not the best idea. Who knew?

Well, I say no use crying over spilled milk (or butt-spread), it is what it is and time to move forward--if in fact I can get this over-weight carcass moving! I've resumed my trips to the Chamber of Horrors; if that term is new to you, you may want to click on it and get in the game, here. I can deal with the Goddess of Pain, who seems to be perkier than ever, but it's really difficult trying to avoid the inevitable " nooner," as we KNOW that is counter-productive.

This is the absolute worst time of year to try to lose weight! We only had about a dozen trick-or-treaters, so there's all that leftover Halloween candy. And lurking on the horizon is Thanksgiving; disaster on a plate! I love turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls, and the heavenly desserts. And as quick as you can say, "No, thank you," to the third or fourth helping, Santa will be here! Who can celebrate Christmas without chocolate fudge, plus a repeat of all the Thanksgiving goodies?

I think it must be an end of the year conspiracy to bully you into making New Year's resolutions that will be impossible to keep! Maybe if I try chewing on my nails instead of chocolate?

32 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Since moving to atrociously freezing cold climes I've realized how little movement people have in winter due to not being able to go outside without your appendages freezing off, so this winter I'd pledged to get a treadmill and use that sucker every day. At least with a treadmill you can walk/run at your own pace and watch TV or something while you do it. :) I guess you could also eat ice cream as you do it but that would be counter productive, no?

DAMN THOSE HOLIDAYS.

Mighty M said...

Funny post. Not that it's funny that you gained weight, but I can see how it happened. Car trips get you every time! I also agree that this time of the year is just plain EVIL on our diets!

Steven Anthony said...

awww just wait till after all holidays;) plus a little extra wieght keeps ya warm in the winter.....

Meeko Fabulous said...

You're still fabulous. ;)

lakeviewer said...

Little movement will do more harm than we know; who knew that chores were beneficial, that chopping our own wood and scrubbing our own floors kept us healthy.

maya said...

Wait til the new year. Holidays are way to stressful not to eat your way through them.

Christi said...

It's a constant struggle! I've gained more weight since I've been NOT going out. I guess I like my own cooking TOO much. LOL! Anyway, good luck to you on eating healthy over the holidays.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Halloween is the worst. I ate so much candy this year I thought I was losing my mind from all the sugar.

I wore my jeans yesterday unbuttoned and unzipped all the way, with a long sweatshirt over. That's when you know it's bad.

Maven said...

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!!! "No use crying over spilt milk, or butt spread"

That should go on a bumper sticker.

You're so funny :-)

singedwingangel said...

OH I can so empathize with you, although I can pass on the chocolate fudge I will however snatch handfuls of homemade peanut butter fudge and my own peanut butter balls. I take holiday spread to a whole new level.. LOVE LOVE LOVE MAXINE.. stopped by after you came to mine much love...

mandatorybloghere said...

hello from SITC
and i dread vacations I always put on at least 10 pounds lol

The Mumpowers said...

I always feel like I've gained so much weight after a vacation, let alone one that I would have such a long car ride during! And yep, the holidays include food too yummy to not eat!

Nikki said...

Hi there! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note! I just love your blog and that you drove cross country!? I think thats amazing and awesome. My husband and I keep talking about doing it but we haven't yet. Very cool! I think we're allowed to put on a little extra during wintertime, afterall its cold and we need the extra for warmth! :)

Housewife Savant said...

Dealing with anyone "perky" makes my blood pressure rise.
THAT burns calories, doesn't it?

You are Spot ON about the eating frenzy that begins NOW and fattens us up for New Year's.
Ugh (I say around a big bite of pizza.) Double ugh.

ethelmaepotter! said...

This is so hilarious, and of course, I had to go back and read about the Chamber of Horrors and the nooner; they made it all even funnier!
Excess weight has been the bane of my existence for 53 years, and road trips will sure add the pounds. Believe it or not, I once gained 16 pounds on a 5 day trip!

Jen said...

Good one!!I think most of your readers would agree.....I do, the holidays are very difficult for any "weight watching"! Especially when you read in health books that 2/3 of our plates should be veggies/salad fixings!!~!

Christy said...

LOL-you're hilarious!!! I needed that little laugh today-thanks!!
So glad you stopped by my little blog today and I hope you return for more yummy goodies to help you through the holidays...mwaaa haaaa haaaa! JK

Have a fantastic week!

Mary said...

Oh funny! You're right. It starts with Halloween and goes downhill from there! Start a food blog, oh and make it a southern food blog, and see how fast you gain weight too LOL!! I have one of those too (Deep South Dish).

Thanks for swinging by to visit my 'My New 30' blog from SITS today, and for the sweet compliment.

Glad to have found you and your fantastic sense of humor. I am now a follower!! That always sounds so stalkish...

Anyway, nice to meet ya!

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

That was hysterical! What a hoot...I'm glad to know about your funny blog. Thanks for your comment on mine!

Meg said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Holiday season sucks for trying to lose weight! There is so much food this time of the year! Good luck!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by! Consider me a new follower!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

But just think after Christmas there's New Years! And resolutions! But seriously I haven't lost the ten pounds yet I gained over the holidays last year!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Travel followed by Halloween is double trouble! I have a very hard time resisting and not over doing it. But good for you for going back to the Chamber of Horrors. Every little bit helps!

xo

Sarafree said...

Hi Eva! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can totally relate to all the will power it takes to stay on track with eating during this time. It seems like there is food every where, all the time! I tried to recommit myself to WW this week. Some success, some extra eating! I'm trying to think about my eating choices during this holiday season. Good luck with the journey!

www.oururbanvillage.com

Liberty said...

Hee hee hee!!! You made me giggle!! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello. I needed a laugh tonight while trying to get all of this work done!!

xxoo,
Liberty

sexgrinch said...

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! YUM!

Send some of the leftover fudge from Christmas! It's a win/win situation!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

My name is PJ. said...

It's a never-ending battle and something with which so many of us (especially the post menopausal sector!!) can identify....

Kaci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Good luck on the weight loss, it's so hard. I've been struggling too.

The Retired One said...

When I saw all those blogposts during your trip of those luscious plates FULL of food, I was wondering about that...
but it was probably worth it at the time,right?
Don't worry...after the holidays you have a long winter to go work out and you will take care of that! As long as you don't lose your sense of humor, we will be fine!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I know what you mean! I ate so much of Kaishon's halloween candy! I am thankful all of my favorites are gone now. I am so sick of EATING!

Astrid said...

LOL! Happens to me every time we take a long car trip. Especially when we're heading south and pass by our favorite burger & shake shops. Yikes!

nicole said...

I know what you mean! I've gained 10 pounds since May! and I'm exercising a decent amount. I need to have a "crap free week" and get back on track.

Car trips are evil!