Helloooooooooooooooooooooooo! I’m back. Did you miss me? 🙂

I actually arrived home on Monday night, but I came back with a nasty cold and a workload you wouldn’t beleive….so no spare blogging time for me. Boooooooo.

I could regail you with tales of food and merriment from the remainder of my trip, but suffice to say it’s pretty much moot at this point so I think I will just move on. My choices were not always the best, but I didn’t overeat and I did fit in salads and fish a lot. The weather was gorgeous over the weekend so I got lots of walking (and sunburn!) in, but didn’t count it for my activity challenge. Good news is I came back to 153.4 on the scale, which is basically staying the same. Bad news is that my cold has kept me from the gym, and my body is really missing it.

The house was completely void of any fresh fruits and veggies…not even juice, so my first couple of days back were pretty lacluster in the eating department. DBF ate smokies and Mr. Noodles while I was away…apparently reliving his University years. I keep waiting for him to get scurvy from the lack of vitamins. 🙂 Last night I finally made time to get to the grocery store and did a super stock up on veggies, fruits, breads, and all the other yummy stuff I need for breakfasts and lunches. I love the big grocery shop!

So today, I’m back onto the Healthy Guidelines for the Summer Challenge. My original goal of 52 days is completely shot, but I am determined to hold it together the best I can for the rest of the challenge. Anyone know how many days we have left? I will have to update my counter over there —-> on the sidebar.

I am not marking down points for the time being. I didn’t count while I was away and it worked out OK. I just tried to make good choices. My focus is on the guidelines, portion sizes and healthier choices for now. I still keep an estimated tally in my head, so I won’t go overboard, but my brain needs a break. 🙂

Today I’m eating:
– 1/2 serving Arthur’s Very Berry Smoothie
– 1/2 cup Kashi Crunch with 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze
– fresh strawberries & blueberries mixed with 1 Source Tango vanilla yogurt
– Greek Salad with light feta, chickpeas, olive oil dressing
– toasted pita brushed with olive oil, tzatziki
– BBQ smokie on Villagio bun
– corn-on-the-cob with real butter
– skim milk
– Creamsicle
– grapes

Guidelines:
– F&V – 6
– Whole Grain – pita yes, bun no
– Milk – 2
– Oil – yes
– Protein – breaky cereal, lunch feta & chickpeas, dinner smokie
– No added sugar or booze
– Water – 8 glasses
– Vitamin – multi & Vit C

Activity:
– Not today folks 😦

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