Long holiday weekend, take two

May 21, 2010

We are off on another holiday weekend tomorrow.  A good friend is joining our little family trip to the South of France.  We have Monday off as a national holiday, and we all took Friday afternoon as well so we can travel slightly ahead of the crowds.

The Plan for the Weekend

For my weight loss efforts I suspect the trip might prove challenging, so I’m doing a quick check in on my plans & goals for the weekend.

Food : will be generally healthy & on plan.

  • I’ll need to be careful on the train (down & back) as good choices are often hard to find onboard.
  • I will report back on transgressions
  • I will do the best I can in social situations
  • I will push my husband to get to the store early so that I have healthy choices available (we sometimes eat out & put off going to the store for several meals…)

Exercise :

  • I’m sure we’ll go on at least one long walk, as there is a very old chateau that’s an hour loop walking from the house that we’ll no doubt show our guest.  I’d like to do more, but we’ll see.

No weigh ins

  • No scale! 😉

This week has gone smoothly, as expected

Being home without a whole lot on my agenda has been incredibly nice.  Even more so as I look into the coming 6 weeks which are just back to back travels.  I am doing my level best to limit myself to no more than 3 cities a week, and there are weeks where that’s proving difficult.  It’s going to be nuts for a while – I’m going to stick to healthy eating, blogging & trying to lose weight.  I’m not sure how much exercise I’ll be able to realistically fit in & that’s bugging me since my main Spring Focus goal is actually about fitness.  The busy period has one upside – it should be a good way to keep me distracted from worry as we go through the first trimester.

Progress on goals for the week :

  1. Eat healthy without tracking : Wednesday – done, Thursday – done.  Eating at home makes it easier.  We ate out Thursday night but good choices were available, no worries.
  2. Daily weigh ins : Thursday morning was up another pound to 194 but I suspect it was a combination of extra exercise & high sodium in the stir-fry I made.  Today was XXX.
  3. Exercise at least 3 times this week : The goal for the WHOLE WEEK is already met! I am really hoping we will go hiking again this weekend, but I didn’t want to count on it for my exercise goal (because we could potentially just decide to have a very lazy weekend instead).  The incredible enjoyment I had walking around town in the early part of this week has continued.

Here’s a picture from one of my walks :

One of my favorite things of Europe is the architecture.  The history of the buildings, and the details they contain. What I liked about this set of doors is the old, weathered wood, the symmetry and the multiple levels of carving.  The brass panels on the bottom are there to protect the wood from kicks & scratches.

Previous post:

Next post: