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Old 03-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Do You Try to Get Into Better Shape Before Airstreaming?

I find driving tiring - more so if I am not in good shape.

So, went back to my vegetarian diet, put on the jogging shoes, and have dropped 16 pounds in three weeks. I feel more energetic and healthier all round. Also went gluten free - am amazed by the results. I discovered gluten was stimulating the appetite. After three days sans bread, pasta, and all baked goods, the appetite dropped like an anvil down an elevator shaft.
(But I am going to try those Campfire Cones - as she salivates).

I bet those who own the Eddie Bauers are in the best shape of all; could an obese person fit into a kyak, never mind paddle one?

It's my observation that the Class A types are in the worse shape of all; they eat a lot of crap and spend their time sitting inside with their entertainment doo-dads. I don't understand the bad eating habits; those Class A kitchens would rival most homes.

I think Airstreamers are a different breed - more health conscious. Would you agree?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Congrats on your accomplishment in just 3 weeks.

Ouch on your comment on us Class A operators. (Maybe the truth hurts )
I would say it is an individual responsibility as to what one eats. It is hard to avoid all the special camping treats. But I will say, we try to eat healthy when traveling and camping. (all times)
Yes the Class A gives home like comfort and food storage/prep facilities, but just like home, you have to make that effort to get outside and do things.
While traveling, short stops and stretch, will keep you alert, and lighter meals, if you are putting on a lot of mileage. Keep you big meal for the end of the day.

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I find driving tiring - more so if I am not in good shape.

So, went back to my vegetarian diet, put on the jogging shoes, and have dropped 16 pounds in three weeks. I feel more energetic and healthier all round. .
(But I am going to try those Campfire Cones - as she salivates).


It's my observation that the Class A types are in the worse shape of all; they eat a lot of crap and spend their time sitting inside with their entertainment doo-dads. I don't understand the bad eating habits; those Class A kitchens would rival most homes.

I think Airstreamers are a different breed - more health conscious. Would you agree?
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Congrats! I've been a vegetarian for over two years now and lost a lot when I started but maintaining @ 160 with a gluten gut. we try to eat healthy and love to cook so eats easy to cook healthy. When I'm traveling (every week) for work I use several apps to look up calories before I choose a restaurant and it works out quite well. There is a great free app called my fitness pal and you can record everything you eat and exercise to stay on a goal. I need to drop the carbs for a bit but it's sooo hard to do. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Congrats on your accomplishment in just 3 weeks.

Ouch on your comment on us Class A operators. (Maybe the truth hurts )
I would say it is an individual responsibility as to what one eats. It is hard to avoid all the special camping treats. But I will say, we try to eat healthy when traveling and camping. (all times)
Yes the Class A gives home like comfort and food storage/prep facilities, but just like home, you have to make that effort to get outside and do things.
While traveling, short stops and stretch, will keep you alert, and lighter meals, if you are putting on a lot of mileage. Keep you big meal for the end of the day.

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Hi Dave,

I didn't mean the Class A Airstreams, sorry. Meant everything else - those hulking Newmar and Tippen jobs....etc.

Thanks for the tips. I agree 110% - we are responsible for what we eat. Many health problems can be prevented/healed via nutrition.

Happy, healthy Airstreaming!
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Congrats! I've been a vegetarian for over two years now and lost a lot when I started but maintaining @ 160 with a gluten gut. we try to eat healthy and love to cook so eats easy to cook healthy. When I'm traveling (every week) for work I use several apps to look up calories before I choose a restaurant and it works out quite well. There is a great free app called my fitness pal and you can record everything you eat and exercise to stay on a goal. I need to drop the carbs for a bit but it's sooo hard to do. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hi Mitch,

Thanks for the app tip. I am going to check it out.

Congratulations on the reformation!

I am having fun rediscovering my old vegetarian recipes. I have cut out all "hard proteins" - red meat, pork, and poultry, but still ingest fish/shellfish and dairy (preferably non/lo-fat).

Tonight's dinner will be a roasted beet, fresh rosemary, and tofu crouton salad in a cherry/balsamic reduction. I think I'll start a Vegetarian Cooking thread here. It would be great to exchange recipes/tips.

Going gluten-free was easy after reading many packaged bread/baked goods contain an ingredient that is made from human hair!
Eating Human Hair by Another Name?

Keep up the good work!
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I simply can't go 100% meat free. I've been watching what I eat fairly well the last few years and have started eating a lot of soy etc. in place of meat. But every once in a while I just can't resist a good piece of chicken or beef.
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I simply can't go 100% meat free. I've been watching what I eat fairly well the last few years and have started eating a lot of soy etc. in place of meat. But every once in a while I just can't resist a good piece of chicken or beef.
Hi Midnight,

You don't have to be fanatical to be healthy. You are utilizing more discretion - that's great.

I am not giving up my Christmas turkey dinner either!
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UM Haven't you been to an Airstream rally potluck yet???? Anyone hear tell of breakfast and bacon, how about happy hour? OMG is there a healthy version rally out there too? We just eat and drink and sit til we can't anymore.
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After looking at that I may never eat pizza again.

My early meal of the day is OATS, then it goes downhill from there.

Whole Wheat Pancakes with a dash of RED RIVER, real Maple Syrup from Lanark County, and Canadian Bacon and farm fresh eggs,??? how can I resist that for lunch? (not every day!)

And for supper, oh, oh , not much room left on the calorie chart. To bed hungry again.

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UM Haven't you been to an Airstream rally potluck yet???? Anyone hear tell of breakfast and bacon, how about happy hour? OMG is there a healthy version rally out there too? We just eat and drink and sit til we can't anymore.
Hi Wheel!

Never been to a AS rally (yet).

It's funny you should mention bacon because I was just going to write something about that. I love bacon. A little bit adds so much flavour. So.....am still going to make my caesar salad with a piece of crisp crumbled bacon on top. Healthy does not mean "suffering." That one slice of bacon will not do any ole harm.

I don't like sitting around a lot. Am kinda restless. I hope the other 'streamers won't think I'm stand offish for taking off after a couple of hours of sitting.

I look forward to introducing some of my vegetarian dishes at the potluck, though.
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umm.....the last time I was on a bike - a bit of a disaster. It was concurrent with a blind date. I should post the story. You probably will fall off your bike laughing!
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After looking at that I may never eat pizza again.

My early meal of the day is OATS, then it goes downhill from there.

Whole Wheat Pancakes with a dash of RED RIVER, real Maple Syrup from Lanark County, and Canadian Bacon and farm fresh eggs,??? how can I resist that for lunch? (not every day!)

And for supper, oh, oh , not much room left on the calorie chart. To bed hungry again.

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Hi Again Massey!

I know. Pretty disgusting. Guess where they get the hair? From clippings off the floor in many Chinese hair salons.
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I have never seen so much food in my life as the tables of food set out at the Can Opener at Top Sails, New Year's in Florida...no kidding! There was enough to hold it twice and did. Also I hear the Birthday Bash in July in the North East (MD/PA/DE?) has the TAC founder serving breakfast and bacon with bacon along with a nice side of bacon, lol. Those two things just popped into my head, maybe it's an East coast "thing." There was a picture going around in that thread of a burger woven in bacon strips with hotdogs inserted to make a turtle. Heart attack on a plate I am certain!

turtle burgers!!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f290...ml#post1018629

Seriously though I would like to eat more raw and plant based food and hike and bike. But you just have not seen excess until you have seen these get togethers...
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