Friday, June 10, 2011


Well, I am officially on vacation.  No more daycare kids for an entire week.  Whew!

We're off to Wisconsin Dells.  We pretty much go there every year after school gets out.  It's a nice way to celebrate the end of school and it's early enough to avoid the peak season prices. 

I don't have internet access next week so I have scheduled posts for what we are planning and NOT planning to eat while on vacation.  

I've noticed that several have different email addresses on their linky posts than what I have. I have sent out a few group emails, if you have NOT received one, let me know and I'll get you on there. 
If you have any questions, contact Mir, she knows how to eat well and she is awesome with the exercise.  She has helped me so much I can't thank her enough!  She'll have great suggestions if you need meal ideas or exercise questions.  I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs when I get back! 

Progress - Week 1
It hasn't been a whole week yet so this is a couple days early but 4 days into the challenge, this morning I was about a pound down from Monday morning.  Exercise hasn't been as good as I would have liked.  I got 2 walks in this week, 2 DVD's and only one "bottom of the stairs exercises".  Just some random exercises I do including going up and down stairs a ton of times.  Today was kind of a snacky day.  Just finishing leftovers out of the frig and stuff.  I went a bit over but it should be okay.  

1. Track calories - Done every day.
2. Under 10,000 calories a week - I averaged 1290 for the week, including today's 1480 calories.
3. Water - Lots of water, no problems there!
4.  Lose 18 lbs. - 1 lb. in 4 days (I weighed this morning).  17 to go for goal.
5. Exercise -  So-so. I didn't blow it off entirely but I could have done more.
6. Encouragement - I've been trying to comment and read as many blogs as possible.  I think I'm following everyone, if you haven't received a comment from me, I might have forgotten to hit follow and I'll double check that when I get back from vacation.

Not going to lie. I'm scared about vacation.  A lot of restaurants in 8 days. Vacations have always been a huge eating fest.  Embarrassing but true.  We've gotten better the last few years but this year I plan to be outstanding.  How awesome would it be to come back having lost weight?  I'm shooting for it!  This vacation is about relaxing and enjoying my family, NOT about food!  See you all next Saturday!


  1. Amazing. I am from Madison. I had a split youth there, since we took off when I was 10 to Brazil, but I graduated high school there and my dad was a UW professor. Been to the Dells only once. I saw my first arcade there and was wanting quarters from my dad. I left Wisconsin when I was 20.

    I know you know your food and if anybody can order right it would be you. I have high expectations that you will surprise us. Have a great vacation. I will be looking for that linky. I am peeking and I thing I will do you all proud on my loss.

  2. Enjoy your vacation.. and you'll have a great time.. without the crap food! :)

  3. Have a great vacation and come back having shown me how good eating on vacation is done! Because near the end of this challenge I'm going on (gulp!) a cruise.

  4. Have a great trip! It is absolutely possible to LOSE weight on vacation, I promise! Stick to your goals and healthy guidlines and I'll see less of you next week! :-)

  5. Ya know I"ll miss you, Uber Mistress! Enjoy the summer fun! (Late spring fun?)

  6. Hope you have the best vacation ever!

  7. Have fun on vacation and enjoy your family.

  8. Have fun on vacation and enjoy your time with the family!

  9. Hope you have a great vacation and manage to find healthy options (most restaurants do have a few...) Enjoy the time with your family!

  10. You are doing great! And you will do great on vacation. Just think through the menu and make good choices. And make sure you guys do some walking. I've been to the Wisconsin Dells and have no idea what you're talking about (guess I better google it). Just try to stay busy and active.

  11. Since Blogger hates me lately!!! It won't let me post under my own name. grrr! Anyway...

    You'll have an amazing time and make the right chooses! I'm hoping the same thing for

    Can't wait to hear how the trip itself goes!

    Danielle aka sojourner from

  12. Yay down 1 & keeping on track, WOOT! Hope you have a great vacation:-)

  13. Great work on the first week though with a weight loss. Enjoy some well deserved time off and with the fam. Here's to another great week. Stay strong, michele


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