The author’s program of recovery from addiction makes travel more interesting. Here’s how.
Mood music for this post: “White Trash Circus” by Motley Crue:
Traveling was easier when I had my face in the junk food. I would just buy whatever poison I wanted to binge on and that was that. Of course, in doing so I had practically no drive to get out there and live.
A couple years into my 12-Step Recovery program, there’s a lot more preparation to be done on the food front. Breakfast and lunch for each day of the trip gets packed in advance. I’ll do the restaurant thing at dinnertime each evening, but my choices will be limited to my plan.
Otherwise, my meals look like this:
BREAKFAST FOR EACH DAY OF TRAVEL:
8 ounces of Greek yogurt
2 Ounces of granola
LUNCH FOR EACH DAY OF TRAVEL:
–10 ounces of vegetable (6 ounces cooked, 4 ounces raw)
–2 ounces of potato
–4 ounces of protein (meat)
Clean livin’ aint easy, my friends. But it beats the hell out of the alternative.