takin my time


Just movin along.
Yes, we are on the move again. Winston and I aren’t quite sure why Carver made us get up so early without properly caffeinating but I’m sure it will be clear in a few hours. If you’ve watched the news you have seen the terrible storms along the heartland and down tornado alley. We are altering our route and our hotel plans to avoid getting stuck in those storms. The early start, so I’m told, will help us get further before the storms get dangerous and will get us closer to our end goal.

Lunch yesterday was film-worthy. How could making sandwiches at 65mph not be?! Basically we had no utensils and Carver was morally opposed to eating them without condiments. So I squeezed the mustard and horseradish on the bread and hoped it would work itself out. We did manage to have a fairly balanced meal without incident.
We stopped in some godforsaken place for gas and snacks and I made a very silly mistake. I bought juice at a gas station. Never again. I drank half of a serving (quarter of the bottle) before I read the ingredients. Amateur mistake. Ingredient #2: HFCS. Needless to say I did not finish the juice. Take home lesson?? Be vigilant. Always go for water.
Carver felt it necessary to the experience (and to pay homage) to eat a slim Jim. That ingredient list is so disturbing. As is the product itself. I had a bite, and now no one will be able to give me crazy eyes for never having eaten a slim Jim.

Dinner was even more disturbing. First time at an Applebee’s or similar chain since reading ‘The End of Overeating’. The service and ambiance aside we made it work. We opted for the ‘2 for $20’ deal. We had the boneless buffalo wings (only ate 3 each), the Chinese chicken salad (ate about 2/3) and the fiesta chicken (ate all the chicken and 1/2 the rice). While the nutritional quality of the meal wasn’t great, sharing and not finishing anything helped keep the meal realistic. Normally I would have chosen one of the Weight Watchers-endorsed items, but they were very high point values and not entirely appealing. Matter of personal preference.

Breakfast this morning will be Greek yogurt (peach for me, pomegranate for Carver), coffee and 1/2 cake doughnut.

I’m being told my navigation skills are needed so that’s all for now.

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