Actually I'm an Independent Petroleum Landman... but my love of food and drink, combined with my life on the road, is something I'm unwilling to let go. In April 2012, I weighed 125. Now, I'm up to 161 and I can't zip up my jeans! No good.
- I live in hotels. Most hotels don't have kitchens in their rooms, forcing you to eat out. Yes, you may occasionally get lucky and be stationed in a larger city with a Hilton Homewood (offering both an in-room kitchenette, and a full breakfast AND dinner, including wine and beer!), but most times, you're stuck in the backwoods. Eating out (fast food, chain restaurants, diners) 2-3 times a day has added many un-needed and un-healthy calories to my diet.
- Yes, there's an exercise room in most hotels, but after a long day in the courthouse or meeting with landowners, and an evening spent compiling data and typing up reports, who has the time or energy left to work out?
- What better way to wind down after a hard day's work than to pop open a bottle of Pinot Noir or Chimay Blue?
- Vending machines and a free corporate guest "junk food room" add to my late-night munchie madness.
- To motivate myself to eat better and exercise more. I NEED to lose these 36 pounds, and it's easier to keep to a routine when I lead by example.
- To inspire some of you to follow my lead, whether living on the road or at home.
I'm here to help you (and motivate myself) to lose the weight I've gained in this business, and to keep it off in a healthy yet enjoyable way, without giving up my favorite foods/drinks, all while living on the road. Tough job, but someone's gotta do it!