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Barb's going camping.....

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I am going camping for the holiday weekend. Yikes! I am not a camper. My idea of fun does not involve sleeping outdoors in a tent. However, I am doing it this weekend for three nights! My kids, grandkids and I are headed north. We will be spending Saturday on Mackinaw Island (eee gads - think mackinaw island fudge), Sunday in St. Ignace and Monday walking the Mackinac Bridge. The grandkids want to go horseback riding on the island - but I think I am going to opt to rent a bike. I'd prefer to pedal than sit on a horse!

I am going to work hard on moderation - not depravation - after all this is a vacation. However, I have already decided NO fudge will be making its way home with me. I may have a sample in the store - but I am not going to buy ANY! If I don't bring it home, it won't tempt me!

I was a little discouraged by last week's weight gain. Camping will be a great challenge. I am bringing chicken breasts and some turkey taco meat with me - so I will have healthy options. I have fruit, nuts and cheese for my car snacks. There will be no Twizzlers on this road trip. However there will be meals out - where I will be challenged with healthy choices! There will also be bike riding on the island and the 5 mile bridge walk so it won't be all sitting!

I think I can do this without wandering too far from my path! Have a safe, fun holiday weekend to those celebrating!

I won't be weighing in on Monday morning - as I will still be camping - but Tuesday I will post my progress!
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    Bring a thick exercise mat to put between you and the ground! emoticon

    As you eat out, think about this: your stomach is about the size of your fist (possibly a bit larger if stretched). So as you load food in, think about the volume of food as well as the quality. Restaurant portions are often closer to the size of your head than your stomach!

    But most of all, enjoy the time with the family! That's what it's REALLY about. Smiles, laughter, conversation, hugs. So if you feel tempted, go have a hug, or a smile, tell a joke instead, ask your grandkids to tell you a joke. That will be richer than any piece of fudge and can go home with you!
    1391 days ago
    i'm sure you will continue to make positive progress on this trip. you've been doing awesome so far. looking forward to hearing about your fun in the great outdoors, and your success, upon your return.
    1392 days ago
    You're going to have a wonderful time! I'm not a giant fan of camping any more these days, but there are very few things as cool as crawling out of a tent at dawn, a hot cup of coffee or tea, and sitting on a stump around the ash from the previous night's fire and enjoying the quiet of the morning.

    You're going to get a ton of activity and have so much fun. Enjoy and enjoy the fudge while you're there.
    1392 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    First thing brought to mind was that delicious fudge, good for you for just a sampling nd not bringing any home. Have a fun weekend with your family vacationing. I too do not like sleeping in a tent.
    1392 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You will have a ball! Don't worry about deviating from the plan - everything in moderation and you will do fine! We all look forward to seeing your progress when you get back!
    1392 days ago
    good luck for your camping trip.
    1393 days ago
    Have alot of fun, Barb...I look forward to seeing how you make out on WI Tues.! emoticon
    1393 days ago
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    Good luck Barb and most importantly - have fun!
    1393 days ago
    Not sure the bikes and horses can go on the same paths on Mackinac Island. Have a great time.
    1393 days ago
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    Enjoy your camping trip!!!
    1393 days ago
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