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Old 02-24-2015, 05:45 PM   #101
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No hay problema Jim. Usted aprenderá español. El problema va a ser tu piel de fusión.
Maybe Jim tans easily...

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Old 02-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #102
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No hay problema Jim. Usted aprenderá español. El problema va a ser tu piel de fusión.
Esto es muy cierto.

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Old 02-24-2015, 09:46 PM   #103
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Well, this thread got me into my yoga space -- I think the idea that physical fitness is the new job after retirement is a good point -- I've been telling my friends and family for awhile that it's a full time job to take care of my growing older body. Terry just lost a bunch of weight -- he periodically goes on 2 week fasts -- and he's noticing a difference in stamina -- I told him I want him to keep it off!!! One big reason I wanted a trailer was so we could eat our own healthy food no matter where we would be.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:43 AM   #104
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One big reason I wanted a trailer was so we could eat our own healthy food no matter where we would be.
That is exactly why I skipped the microwave(read- processed food) and went for the oven, to help one to eat healthier.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:18 AM   #105
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I eat as well on the road as I do at home, so I understand your needs/wants Ruthe. I got the microwave because I'm always plugged in (past and in near future). There's a gazillion ways to cook in a microwave that don't have anything to do with processed foods. But, I understand there are those that don't care to own one. As a single traveler, it's easier for me to prepare a healthy, tasty hot meal in a microwave than it is to fire up (and clean) a grill, DO or the like.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:59 AM   #106
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I eat as well on the road as I do at home, so I understand your needs/wants Ruthe. I got the microwave because I'm always plugged in (past and in near future). There's a gazillion ways to cook in a microwave that don't have anything to do with processed foods. But, I understand there are those that don't care to own one. As a single traveler, it's easier for me to prepare a healthy, tasty hot meal in a microwave than it is to fire up (and clean) a grill, DO or the like.
I also found that we were able to eat as healthy cooking in the Escape as we do at home. We do have the microwave and found that it is great for cooking a baked potato or sweet potato or even reheating leftovers if we have hookups. Also, we omitted the stove hood, but cook with a set of waterless cookware, so don't find "steam" or "splatter" from the stove to be a problem. Yes, we LOVE our ESCAPE that was built just the way that we wanted it!
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #107
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I've found I eat better "on the road" than at home - less snacking, and no microwave meals since I don't have one in the trailer.

As to exercise, it is the other way around. At home I religiously do a 2 mile walk or jog (depending on the depth of the snow) every morning, and a 1/2 hour of lap swimming 5 days a week. The swimming is rare while traveling, and I while I do quite a bit of hiking while on the road, I suspect it doesn't add up to 14 miles per week.

I agree with Ruth - getting exercise & eating right is important for the retired. I lost 20 lbs over the first couple of years of retirement.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:17 AM   #108
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While we do eat healthy for the most part at home, I find we eat even healthier when camping. I think it has to do with the more limited space for food storage, so we plan meals better, and bring along less junk.

Another thing we strive for, which is the total opposite of home, is to have no leftovers. That way we don't have to store them, and find a way to reheat. We mostly cook simple meals, sometimes using no pots, just the grill. All the grill gets is a quick brushing before each use, easy peasy. Only once a year does it get a deep clean, and that is done at home.

At home we do use a microwave, mostly for heating leftovers, but the odd time for cooking veggies. Not that I would be totally against one in the trailer, for us it is a matter of way better use of the space it takes up for storage, and the big kicker is that we could only use it less than 10% of the time when we are hooked to the grid.

For every trailer out there, there is another yet another camping style.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:05 PM   #109
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We use camping trips as an excuse to get away from our healthy diets. We will often have steak, hamburgers, maybe hot dogs or sausage, and bacon and eggs for breakfast - all things that we never, or very rarely have at home. Oh, and we will have our "adult" beverages almost every evening while camping, something that we reserve for Friday or Saturday night while at home.
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