365 Raw: Day 73-75 with “Travel”

With any nutrition requirements that aren’t the norm or Standard American Diet, travel can be a challenge. The 13 year old had a skating competition over the weekend, and due to nasty weather, we ended up in a hotel. Fortunately, we planned ahead, not just for me, but for the grain-free 10 year old too. We packed lots of fresh fruit, raw bars, dried fruit, and some frozen stuff for the kids to heat up at the hotel. I even packed a really delicious salad for myself. See, with the entire family being plant-based (no animal products), we had to plan for the chance that restaurants and grocery stores could close because of the snow storm. We’re actually really glad we did because this allowed us to rest more than seeking out places with vegan, raw, and grain-free options. It really alleviated some of the stress involved in these competitive events because no one was hungry… and the Husband didn’t have to run around town looking for food while I sat at the rink freezing, listening to growling tummies.

I didn’t write down everything I ate over the weekend, but I did stay raw. I’ve questioned my sanity lately that I decided to do this raw thing for an entire year. I find myself wanting cooked food at times, but not necessarily “bad” cooked food. I no longer crave sweets, mostly I want things like plain baked potatoes and my veggie soup. The Husband has been on an Indian food kick lately, which I’ve never had, so part of me wanted to at least try it.

I’m three fourths of the way through the first 100 days. I guess I thought I might be at my goal size already, but I’m not. I’m trying to stay positive about that and know that this isn’t the reason I’m doing it. It’s difficult at times to keep the right perspective. Lord help me!

I did get behind on my daily Bible reading, so I’ll be working on catching up over the next few days.

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