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Vacation Days

Posted Aug 23 2008 3:20pm

There’s nothing like a vacation to jump start weight loss efforts and get back on track. We just returned from a lovely stay in Door County, Wisconsin. Vacation and relaxation were not synonymous this time around. We tent camped. To get to town, we walked or we biked. Even to visit the restroom was a quarter mile round trip. It was bliss.

I wore my pedometer to keep track of steps. With my work in web site design, I had become more sedentary than I’d like. During vacation, I was logging 13,000+ steps routinely. There was also the occasional 17,000+ steps. Combine that with sleeping near the water, falling asleep to waves crashing on the beach and I guess you could call it relaxing. It was an elixir for this stressed mind.

Usually on vacation, the emphasis tends to be on food. This year was no exception, but there was also moderation. The only real sweets I indulged in was my first taste of key lime pie. My sisters were appalled at the fact that I hadn’t tasted it yet, being connoisseurs of the decadence themselves. It’s a good thing, I suppose, that I don’t have a sweet tooth.

We’re back now. The lake outside seems so small compared to Lake Michigan. I’m longing for cedar-scented breezes and endless horizons. Oh, to be on vacation.

cana

Cana Island

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