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Hey y’all, I am post op RNY 2 years, and down almost 130lbs. I just accepted a new job which takes me away from home for 3 weeks at a time each month. I just returned from my first trip and while away i regained some weight!!!!! Ahhhhh! Now that I’m seeing that, I’m noticing the ability to eat a little bit more than I was before at a time...has anyone experience this? What do you recommend when living in a hotel room for 3 weeks at a time? I didn’t want to buy a lot of stuff while I was down there this past trip because i would then have to throw it away if not used before I come home (travel is between PA and TX). Thanks :)

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If your hotel has a gym or a pool. I would suggest increasing your cardio.

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If you don’t have time to workout, watch your carb intake. Once you get in a routine with your new schedule you will get back on track.


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Work travel was (and is) really difficult because you’re eating out 3 meals a day and there’s always the damned hotel all-you-can-eat Breakfast buffet, plus I used to take it as a personal challenge to use my entire meal allowance. On previous and long business trips, I used to avoid major weight gain by going to the hotel gym every morning and getting a parking space that involved a long walk to the office. Fortunately all of my business travel is to my employer’s field offices, and they all sell high-protein, low-carb Snacks such as cheese and pepperoni or hard-boiled eggs.

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On 3/10/2018 at 6:43 AM, abefroman329 said:

Work travel was (and is) really difficult because you’re eating out 3 meals a day and there’s always the damned hotel all-you-can-eat Breakfast buffet, plus I used to take it as a personal challenge to use my entire meal allowance. On previous and long business trips, I used to avoid major weight gain by going to the hotel gym every morning and getting a parking space that involved a long walk to the office. Fortunately all of my business travel is to my employer’s field offices, and they all sell high-protein, low-carb Snacks such as cheese and pepperoni or hard-boiled eggs.

Sounds like a great company! Mine tries that too but my annoying co- workers bring junk food in all the time. Once this MN weather moves into spring I can walk at work to avoid the lunches with the junk eaters😊

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On 3/9/2018 at 9:50 PM, j.winters1028 said:

Hey y’all, I am post op RNY 2 years, and down almost 130lbs. I just accepted a new job which takes me away from home for 3 weeks at a time each month. I just returned from my first trip and while away i regained some weight!!!!! Ahhhhh! Now that I’m seeing that, I’m noticing the ability to eat a little bit more than I was before at a time...has anyone experience this? What do you recommend when living in a hotel room for 3 weeks at a time? I didn’t want to buy a lot of stuff while I was down there this past trip because i would then have to throw it away if not used before I come home (travel is between PA and TX). Thanks :)

i travel for work once a month and I always buy groceries and food prep the way i do at home. i've never had to throw food out, so I'm not sure I understand that concern. I don't shop for more than a week's worth of food even at home...

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i travel for work once a month and I always buy groceries and food prep the way i do at home. i've never had to throw food out, so I'm not sure I understand that concern. I don't shop for more than a week's worth of food even at home...

I’m glad you have figured out a way to successfully travel and stick to a plan you have at home. This is my first experience traveling post op and i found out the hard way I can’t meal prep the way I do at home here. (Hotel doesn’t provide proper accommodations like a home has)


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5 minutes ago, j.winters1028 said:


I’m glad you have figured out a way to successfully travel and stick to a plan you have at home. This is my first experience traveling post op and i found out the hard way I can’t meal prep the way I do at home here. (Hotel doesn’t provide proper accommodations like a home has)

all i have is a mini-fridge. I pick up 4 packs of my premier. I buy fresh fruit. nuts and eggs for Snacks and sometimes salads. when i eat out I usually order a salad with extra meat and that works for 2 meals. I really only need to food prep for breakfasts and snacks. you just need to think about it and plan. my plan always includes the meals out.

go back to using myfitnesspal or any other tracking ap if you need to.

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