You probably have started to wonder where I have been this week. It has just been really crazy around here. Actually my 1 year old is screaming in my ear as I type. I have actually been really busy getting ready for our 9 day camping trip. We leave in just a few days.
I forgot how much work goes into camping. I just remember the fun relaxing memories I had as a kid. I didn't realize that my parents did all of the work. :) Thanks Mom and Dad! I realize now how much effort they put into all of our camping trips.
I still have so much to do. I have to do laundry tomorrow so that we have clothes to take. At least I have 90% of the food purchased. Just the last minute things to get. Tomorrow we are having a bike hitch put on our van so we can take our bikes with us camping. Why didn't someone tell me that it costs $268 for a hitch to be put on before we bought the bikes. That is crazy. It feels like such a waste of money but we did buy the bikes so that we could take them comping. So we decided to pay the $268 an just get it done.
I bought lots of healthy food for the next 9 days. I really need to stay on track while camping. It is going to be awfully hard. I am so used to eating everything in sight when camping. Those were the good old days. I am definitely going to eat a hot dog over the fire (Hebrew National 99% Fat Free), and a S'more every night I just have to watch everything else I eat. I have to stay away from mindless eating which is so easy to do when camping. I did get healthy snacks like raw almonds, pringles 100 calorie sticks (I love!!), Weight Watcher's coconut chocolate candies (which I ate already :( ), fat free chips, apples, grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon and salad mix. My mom and I are also making chicken salad (for sandwiches), egg salad, tuna salad and broccoli salad all with fat free Miracle Whip. I am also make pasta salad with fat dressing, smart start pasta, turkey pepperoni and 2% cheese chunks.
I think I am going to have plenty of healthy food around. I just need to not eat to much of it and stay away from the TastyKakes and Fudge Shop Cookies. :)
I think I will do fine. It is going to be a lot of work for me taking two kids and a dog camping. I am starting to feel a little crazy at the thought of doing it. I will definitely be burning lots of calories chasing the kids around. We plan to get a lot of exercise in. Between walking, biking and hiking I should have enough points left at the end of the day for a hot dog and a S'more.
It is definitely going to be an interesting week. I just hope I can relax a little bit.
I just realized that I am going to miss my first weigh-in in twenty some weeks. Sorry guys. I will update you when we get back. I really hope the scale likes me that day
What do you like to eat while you are camping? I would love to hear some new ideas.