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Home again, Home again


Well, we have successfully returned from our vacation. We spent a week in Florida and it was lovely. Hardly relaxing, though, as we spent most of our time at theme parks. But it was still wonderful. No complaints here.

While on vacation, I didn’t really track. However, I made much better choices than I normally would have if I were not back on WW, so I’m considering it a win. Plus, walking for 12-16 hours a day doesn’t hurt. I did gain a little bit while away, but that was to be expected. When I checked on Sunday, it was only a little over a pound, so really not too shabby. Hopefully I can really get myself back on the wagon this week. So far, so good.

I really need to get myself back into a work out routine. I bought new running shoes while in Florida (helloooo outlet malls!) in hopes that they would encourage me to get back to running. They’re even bright pink and orange to make me feel happy while running. So far, though, the running has been a no-go. Paul and I went for a walk yesterday morning, and I was going to run today, but bed was just so much more comfortable. I think I’ll try a new weight/toning routine today instead, as Tuesday will become my non-cardio day anyway. And now that I’ve put that on the internet for everyone (or 4 people) to read, I guess I’ll have to do it. 😉

Hope you all had a lovely 4th of July. We grilled out, but that was about it. We’re exciting people, I know.

Vacation Update


So, I thought that I had already made a post-vacation post, but when I logged onto the ol’ blog site today, I found myself mistaken. Whoops. So sorry.

Paul and I got back from Florida on the 4th (which made for a pretty anti-climactic/firework-free Independence Day, but I can deal). We had a pretty fabulous vacation. Because this is a pretty long account (with pictures!), you can read about it after the break.

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SSS: Vacay!


This week’s SSS is brought to you by the lovely Door County, WI, where Paul and I spent our weekend. I unfortunately forgot my camera at home, so I have no delicious pictures to post, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that the food was scrumptious.

Our 2 favorite restaurants are apparently, sadly, closed during March, so we had to venture out in search of new places.

Friday night, we tried Harbor Fish Market & Grille, which is just down the road from our inn. I had spinach fettuccine with pesto cream sauce, vegetables, and scallops. While the sauce wasn’t my favorite, I did love that there was a greater amount of veggies than pasta, including yellow bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and asparagus. Paul had walleye, I’m sure. I don’t really remember. Dessert that evening was phenomenal. Paul had the cherry pie, and I had flourless chocolate cake, which was like eating a slab of fudge. Delicious.

Saturday night, we went across the peninsula to Fish Creek to eat at Alexander’s. I had chicken with a hazelnut breading, topped with brie and asparagus. You can slap a piece of melted brie on top of anything and I’m happy. I also had a bowl of their roasted red pepper and basil soup, which was really delicious. I almost preferred it to the meal…if only it had that brie on top…. Paul had walleye, again. While I’m usually okay with fish, I really didn’t care for his that night. It was far too lemon-y for my taste. We split a (very) small piece of warm chocolate cake with caramel ice cream for dessert. I preferred the caramel ice cream, actually. There was nothing wrong with the cake, but the ice cream…mmm.

This morning, before leaving, we made a stop at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant for breakfast, and headed back for the great state of Illinois.

It was a lovely little mini-vacation. A little too mini, but we’ll have a nice, long vacation this summer. Happy spring break! I’ll be spending mine on the treadmill, burning off this weekend’s calories.