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June 21 fitness results; gearing up for (hopefully) low-key vacation

June 21st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

10-min. workout: Yes! I was making a casserole, so while it was baking I jumped into my exercise clothes and did 5 minutes of jump-roping and 5 minutes of lower-body weight training.
Results so far: 18/21 (18 out of 21 days)

Calorie counting: Estimated 1387. (My target is 1280-1400.) I can't believe it -- I had wine AND a night snack (one of my allowed exceptions), and still came under my top number. In fact, without wine and a snack I was at less than 1100, and didn't even feel hungry. But I figured it wouldn't pay to go too far below my target, so I deliberately added some calories.
Results so far: 19/21 (my goal is to track, so even if I go over my target, it counts as a success)

No night snacks: Success! Since I was so far under my calorie goal, I did have an apple with dollops of peanut butter, but those are within my challenge parameters.
Results so far: 19/21

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Tomorrow we're off on one of our brief, cheap vacations we've planned this year. Leaving around 5 p.m., we'll have drive-through for dinner and arrive at the cabin hopefully by 8. We're going to English Castle's state, just across the border, to some riverside cabins near Buffalo City, Wisconsin. Checkout is 10 am Sunday, and then we'll just make our leisurely way back home, maybe stopping off at some places (scenic or cheese-selling!) along the way.

This was going to coincide with the CSA farm's strawberry social, but with the weird weather their strawberries peaked too early and they moved the social up to last weekend. We'd already made plans for the Governor's Mansion & Father's Day, so we decided to just keep this cabin and find something else to do. We'll be looking for pick-your-own farms nearby; I've already printed out directions to one.

Other than that, we're bringing pancake fixin's, spaghetti & a jar of tomato sauce, and some veggie hot dogs w/ buns & condiments. We have to pick up our CSA share before we leave, so we'll bring some of the more perishable veggies with us and have them with either the spaghetti or the wienie roast.

It's SL's first trip away from home overnight, so we're looking for a low-key trip. We did the same when AA was about this age; we went to a nearby small city overnight just to test that we could do it. Honestly it's not as stressful this time because we're so much more practiced at being parents. They won't have a travel crib at the cabin, so we're just bringing the Moses basket that SL sleeps in most of the time. AA will be fine on a low bed or on the floor, depending on how the cabin looks.

Anyway, it doesn't really matter when we get on the road, so we haven't done much prep. But I'm hoping to get off early (summer hours) and be ready to hit the road by 5 pm. I suppose that means I should stop nattering and get ready for bed. Smile

4 Responses to “June 21 fitness results; gearing up for (hopefully) low-key vacation”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Just curious -- when you had the low calorie count with no hunger, did you have minimal carbs? I am certainly finding that my hunger pangs have disappeared on a low-carb diet.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Not really, no. I had nut clusters for breakfast, which is pretty low carb I guess, but then I had rice and grape leaves (which were also stuffed with rice) for lunch. Dinner was chili mac, with soy crumbles, kidney beans and elbow macaroni.

    I don't know what I did different. I guess the breakfast was really light, and then with dinner, I had a Diet Coke (which I hadn't had for a while) and a side dish of lettuce and raw sugar snap peas (lots of bulk for very few calories). Maybe the soda and salad gave me the illusion of fullness.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    If you want pick-your-own, try for blueberries. They are coming in early around here, and we're in Ohio!

  4. Jerry Says:

    Great job with your food goals, 19/21 will lead to great results as well. That takes some discipline at the outset, but as you get used to it you will have insurance of things getting easier and easier. Keep rolling!
    Jerry

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