Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cardboard Box Diet - Weeks 12 + 13 #cbdiet

I missed last week. Many apologies. We were in overload from a busy week - and leaving for vacation that Saturday. Many things had to get done and unfortunately the blog fell by the wayside. But - I'm back now! Well, back blogging.:) Still enjoying some time at the beach.
  • Weigh-in: 8lbs to go - 17lbs lost. My "goal date" was the morning we left for the beach. So I weighed in and was 8lbs away from my goal!! Some might be upset to not be at the goal by the set date - but I'm not. Not even a tiny little bit. I'm so excited by the progress I've made that I can't be upset! (When you look at where I was before I've actually lost about 25lbs - but I've only been tracking the #cbdiet ones above.)
  • Exercise/Physical Activity completed:  I managed to go exercise almost every day that I was supposed to in the last few weeks. On vacation, obviously I haven't been doing water exercise. But we walk to the beach most days and I wander the beach with the kids and splash in the waves. So - exercise? Maybe not. But definitely physical activity!
  • Average Sleep per night: still about 7 hours on week nights. Vacation has been good for me - I didn't realize how tired I was from 6 weeks of teaching.  I've been getting 10 hours+ a night. I'm excited to head home refreshed and ready for the transition to FALL.
  • Splurge/Guilty Pleasure: This whole vacation is one big splurge. I did not bring any juice or the juicer. I'm trying to do things in moderation - but hey! It is a VACATION. If I gain a few pounds back, I'll deal. :)
  • Success story: Trivial but fun - I kicked butt at Monopoly tonight. :) Everything in the picture is MINE.

  • Recipe(s): We've only eaten out once on vacation! I brought a TON of food from home and we've been cooking much like we would normally.  We've had roasted chicken, quesadillas, spaghetti, and pizza. (Pizza was our dinner out.)
  •  Photo: My favorite shot from the week so far. I'll try not to rub it in too much. :) (You might want to skip my previous post and the next one after this. Many more pictures.) Those ARE my people playing in the waves. Husband in black, 11 year old in the blue, and the 9 year old is the speck between them.


  1. I had a guilt free vacation and though I did gain some weight back, I also got the rest I needed to hit the ground running again with the #cbdiet. Good call!

  2. Wow! 17 lbs! That's awesome. Definitely something to be proud of even if you didn't quite make your goal. You'll get there soon enough. :)

  3. Awesome post! And why not count walking the beach as exercise?? The fact is that you were moving, which is what we need! ;)

    Good score on the game too ... you got them from Atlantic all the way to Baltic (plus more than half the board).

  4. Jealous...of both the awesome weight loss and the beach shot! Keep it up girl!