Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Road trip to Baltimore - And I LOST weight!!

I have mentioned Noel in bast blog posts. We have ran together a few times, and we even ran a half marathon together not long ago. She got excepted into a masters program back in Baltimore. And she needed someone to drive with her from Utah to Balitmore. I am all about doing crazy, fun, stupid, things.. so I said Heck yes!
Here is an outline of our trip.

I will spare you guys most of the details... so.. down and dirty version of the trip is: 

We left Wednesday night around 4:30 and hit the road. That night we made it into Loveland Co. It was a 9 hour drive ya'll.

The next day (Thursday) we Drove from Loveland to Nauvoo Il. That is a 13 - 14 hour drive. I am pretty sure the seats in her car will forever have my butt imprinted on them.

Friday we walked around Nauvoo and then drove to Chicago to eat some pizza and then hit South Bend. Not a huge driving day... but we squeaked in around 6 hours.

Saturday we drove from south bend to Baltimore. 12 - 13 hours of driving.

And Sunday afternoon I flew back home to Utah. 

Monday I was SO tired. Not sure how I got up and went to work.

Now... the things that you might want to hear about. How I lost weight while I was driving for 14 hours... Brace yourself. Maybe you should sit down...... I watched what I ate. And thats it. No working out happened any of those days. In the slightest. I sat on my butt almost every day, all day. And then I went right to bed.

Noel packed some healthy lunches. Here is one:

This is chicken salad. Rather than using Mayo, we used an AvoMayo. I will include the recipe below. It looks a little green, however its SO yummy!!
 Here is a bowl of fruit that we picked up an a grocery store.

There is nothing better than fresh fruit in the mornings.
I also packed a blender bottle and protein powered. So with my fruit and could have some protein.

Do not get the wrong idea that I went on this awesome road trip and did not have any fun because I was trying too hard to only eat healthy stuff. We stopped in Chicago and I stuffed my face with cheese cake and deep dish pizza. In that order. :)

So Cheeessyyyy.. MMMM
I also had some snacks. However, I can say that I have never had a little bag of skittles last me so long. I bought it on Thursday and we finished it off on Saturday. That my friends is will power.We also bought a package or Twizzlers. And some blue gummy sharks.

In one of the rest stops I ate a hamburger and an Ice cream cone. And another night for dinner I ate a pretzel. And I did have some KFC as well. So.. while I did eat very healthy for the most part. I did not suffer. 

Another HUGE thing I need to mention is what I drank. WATER. WATER and some more WATER! No soda. No Pop. To coffee. No Tea. One morning I did put some orange juice into my protein powder... but thats it.  I know what your thinking... How the Hell did that girl stay awake while driving for 14 hours, and only drinking water. I have no idea.

I had a BLAST on my road trip and I lost half a pound.  No. that is not a huge loss. But the fact that I was on a vacation and I still lost weight makes me want to cry.

I do have more pictures that I want to show you.. however.. they are on my camera and I only have my phone with me. So stay tuned.

And here is the Avo Mayo Recipe.To make the chicken salad, chop up chicken, add in some grapes or apples, celery, maybe some purple onion... what ever you like to eat in Chicken Salad.

Avo Mayo1 ripe avocado
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 Tablespoons light olive oil

Combine all ingredients except oil in the bowl of your food processor and blend until pureed. You will need to scrape down the sides several times to insure all avocado is pureed. 

When the mixture is smooth, drizzle the oil slowly into the processor while blending. Be patient - if you add the oil all at once or too fast, you will not achieve the rich creamy mayo-like texture that you're looking for.

Use immediately, or store in fridge for 3-5 days tightly covered. It may keep longer, but it never stays around my fridge long enough to find out.

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