I’m never really one to count calories when trying to control my weight. Instead, I’d rather hit up a bit more exercise to counteract the bad that I often put in my body, especially when I travel, but as of lately, I’ve gotten into a slump. With working from home and recent ankle/foot issues, I’ve been extra sedentary, and it shows. Ew.
So, I joined a calorie counting site where you keep a food and exercise diary to those trying to lose weight, and I’m getting a rude awakening to what it takes food-wise to slim down. I’d so rather exercise heaps and actually eat a filling meal than feel like I’m suffering throughout the day. C’mon feet, get better!
And that brings me to my upcoming travels (only 16 days ’til Malaysia) where food plays a huge part. No matter how much walking I do abroad, I ALWAYS gain weight because I just hate feeling held back. I love eating out, I love trying new foods and I love having a cocktail or two in the middle.
In other words: Diet, you lose.
Some people may say that it is easy to just watch what you eat, but I disagree when it comes to traveling (and especially traveling with my boyfriend’s family). I’m going to be bombarded with roti and noodles and chicken rice and condensed milk drinks and the fabulous onde onde filled with gula melaka. YUM.
Oh, and let’s not even get started on the amount of tacos I’m going to be downing while traveling in the USA.
I’m getting fat just writing about it.
So, I don’t know if I’m kidding myself by starting this calorie counting business a little over 2 weeks before heading off. I have a feeling it will either make me feel guilty for not following through, or it will just give me the leeway to put on a few extra pounds (the ones I’m hoping to lose before leaving).
Oh calories, food and travel… you are a tumultuous trio.
How do you handle keeping your weight under control when traveling?