My friend Laina has just started a blog called Keeping off 200 Pounds. Which she's in the lifelong process of doing. She amazes me continually--in a world of fad diets and yo-yoing, she lost 200 pounds and has kept it off for more than 8 years now.
When I started reading her blog, it became clear that a lot of the tools she uses to maintain her weight are similar or even the same as the tools I use to travel with pain. And I know that it's tough to control food intake on the road. So I asked her to guest post with me, and she wrote these two great posts: