Thursday, July 23, 2009

Week 17...Wine, Cheese and Bread OH MY!

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Oooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

No weigh in this week...I'm on vacation in Wisconsin...Lake Okauchee to be exact. We rented a house with my in laws and brother in law. I'm trying to be good. The trip here wasn't too bad. I would eat McDonalds breakfast burrito (one...and no hashbrowns for me) for breakfast and then I packed sandwiches and carrots and lots of water. We didn't eat many meals on the way...just did a lot of snacking.

Monday, we took a day trip to Green Bay and I ate a Angus Mushroom Swiss burger in the car. It felt like a rock in my stomach. I regret eating that soooo much. We have eaten well since we got here...I'm trying to only eat half of the fatty things but my mother in law made rolls last night....

I had intended to exercise every morning. But I forgot that my husband would be leaving the house at 4am everyday to go fishing on Lake Michigan and I don't want to leave my kids alone in the house with my mother in law because she doesn't wear her hearing aid to bed. I will go walk Friday morning because that is a no fishing day.

My And cheese. I have consumed much wine and tons of cheese. Oh and I bought some awesome breads at Trader Joe's Tuesday Morning. I could live on these three things. Oh and coffee. I bought lots of fruit and veggies today too. Trying to counterbalance the wine and cheese with some good salads.

I wrote all of the above before a big storm hit on Wednesday morning and knocked out our internet. I wasn't able to post I will tell you what else I've been up to.

I am disappointed with how much exercise I've gotten. The weather hasn't been the best and my MIL has been with me much of the time and she can't walk. Today, we went downtown...walked along the pier, went to the Children's museum and walked all over! My hips hurt so good today! I really have missed being active.

I have to tell you what I had for dinner tonight. I got in a fight with some family members over pancakes. Yes, pancakes. Long story short...they got chinese and pizza and I ate a salad with blue cheese (we went to the cheese castle yesterday), candied pecans, tomatoes, snap peas and a couple chunks of cheese. It was awesome!!

In the morning, I'm going for a very long walk. I'm so excited!! It is so beautiful here and I'm anxious to see some of the woods around the lake.

I'm pretty sure I will just have to start over when I get back....and I'm excited to continue with Zumba! sister is moving to Utah and moving in with my family. I'm excited to have her so close by (downstairs) and help her restart her life.

I hope everyone had a great week and I'll be getting back to blog reading soon~!


  1. I love how motivated you are to exercise that you feel disappointed that you havent been able to do much! I need that kind of determination!

  2. I so hear you on the cheese and weakness too. I think I'll be giving into it tomorrow :D

    Enjoy your holiday and I'm pretty sure you will have no problems getting back on track!!

    chat soon.

    South Africa
    where it is currently fre-fre-freezing.....LOL

    p.s.s. maybe I should make it a gluwein day tomorrow. :D

  3. Im happy that you stuck to your guns and had a yummy healthy salad instead of chinese!! Good for you!!

  4. It is so tough to eat well on vacation...I got back (a few hours go) from a week on the beach. And it wasn't easy, even with my good intentions.
    I didn't eat everything I wanted, but I definitely ate some things that I wouldn't have eaten at home. And I enjoyed the hell out of them. :)
    Now I'm excited to make a healthy dinner and go back to 5 to 9 fruits and veggies a day. :)
    I've eaten junk today, but there's no time to get back on track like the present. :) Yay!
    When will you be home? I hope you've enjoyed you trip so far...

  5. I love wine too especially Chardonnay or a good red wine!

    Eating on holidays is difficult. Been in Torino for 5 days last week and haven't had any fruits and only a few vegetables. That's the problem of staying in a hotel and have to go out for dinner. Usually when you go out to dinner in Italy or Holland you don't get much vegetables.

    But tomorrow I'll start working again so back to my normal habit and eat healthy and exercise.

    Have fun the rest of your holiday!


  6. Connie, you're doing so well, even on vacation! You're an inspiration!

  7. Oh you mean you didn't get up at 4 am to exercise? sheesh ... LOL ;)

  8. Vacations are so hard on dieting/healthy eating! Sounds like you're taking it in stride...and keeping up with the exercise! Awesome! I just always tell myself that each healthy decision I make is that much closer to my, even if I mess up, I just try to make my next meal a good one, or go on a walk...or something to make me feel better about myself. I've got to get back to a regular exercise routine. You've inspired me. :)

    Hope you're having a great week!


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