Travel/Moving & Healthy Eating

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 22:01
We are moving in 2 weeks (YIKES!) from Kansas to Georgia. Unfortunately, we will be living in a hotel for a little over a week, until we can close on our house. I am trying to plan how to continue to eat healthy meals so we do not break down and fast food it every day. The hotel we are staying at has your typical microwave/mini fridge combo. We tried to find a nice extended stay place with a kitchenette but with 2 dogs and a cat, there is not much out there that allows them that I am willing to live in for so long. Breakfast will be the easiest because we have stayed at this hotel before and they have fresh (NOT CANNED, woohoo) cut up fruit, whole fruits, whole grain cereals, oat meal, along with all the other normal items eggs, bacon, sausage. Lunch we will probably grab at a local restaurant because I imagine we will be busy during the day exploring the area and getting things lined up for the house we are purchasing. A couple of days we may pack wraps made with lunch meats and cheeses, it just depends on how busy we are. I plan to keep a cooler with us during the day with snacks such as greek yogurt, light cheese sticks, laughing cow cheese (my fav), veggies, fruit, & protein bars (not all of these every day of course).
Dinner is where I feel stuck but have started thinking out of the box. My plan is to have our camping gas grill handy to grill meat/veggies a couple nights. In addition I was thinking about using our crock pot in the room. Has anyone ever done this? Was it a good experience? I plan to buy meat/ fresh veggies as we use them. We can also use the micro wave to steam veggies. I could eat a lean cuisine/ healthy choice meal with a salad every night but that wouldn't work for my sweet boyfriend Smile Any idea's/advice etc that would make this easier would be greatly appreciated! Thanks y'all Smile

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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 10:22
Good luck! I moved from Arizona to California in January, but I found an apartment before I moved, so there wasn't any hotel time other than 1 night on the drive up. My biggest advice is to plan (and you seem to be doing that already!) The way we did it was as soon as we got everything into the apartment and the cats out of their cages, we headed to the grocery store so we wouldn't be tempted by take-out. And the next day, we scoped out gyms and joined one. I was pretty impressed that I was able to move without gaining weight. It can definitely be done Smile
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Posted: 01 Jun 2012, 18:25
Thanks k8yk! Planning is the key! I have tried hard to avoid living in a hotel for such an extended period of time but its gonna happen this time. My boyfriend is active duty Army, so we have a time line to maintain and closing on our next home is taking longer than usual (the bank is backed up, its prime moving season for the military Smile. Anyways, thankfully we will have access to the gym on post as soon as we get there and already plan to work out in the mornings. Also I am sure we will take our dogs to the park or the beach most afternoons. Getting in a routine while living out of a hotel is the hardest part about moving!

Awesome job not gaining any weight while moving! That is all I am aiming for! Smile

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