Thursday, June 24, 2010

Amusement Park Recap

Well I did it, I survived a day at the amusement park (and yes, Alicia, is was stake Lagoon day :-)). Was I perfect? no, but I am happy with myself for staying in control. So here is how it went down.
We actually decided to go out after lunch so the first half of the day was pretty easy. I wasn't sure what would sound good so I brought a nice variety for snacking including nuts, craisins, apples, carrot sticks, sugar snap peas, goldfish crackers and string cheese. Funny thing is I didn't really feel all that hungry, so I only ate the craisins, nuts and a few goldfish. Oh and just a side note: I packed everything in measured out portion sizes so I wouldn't go overboard.

I wasn't even super hungry at dinner and easily passed up tootsie rolls and cookies. After dinner I did allow myself to split one scoop of cookies 'n' cream ice cream with two of my kids and I did have a bite of funnel cake but that was it and I felt good.
I did drink my 64 oz of water but I should have had a lot more and I am feeling it today. I was also short one fruit and one veggie at the end of the day. Actually when I was figuring my calories at the end of the day I discovered I had an extra 200 calories I didn't use. Just think I could have had a few more bites of funnel cake :-P Oh well, I guess being out in the heat suppressed my appetite or something.
It was a wild day but I think the kids had fun and came home very tired. They all slept in, even my morning child who doesn't sleep in past 7 am. ever. (Thanks Jenn for letting me forgo our workout and enjoy sleeping in too).

Thanks to all of you for your advice. It was such a great help to go into this with a game plan.
I don't know if have said this or not but I LOVE you gals. I wouldn't be successful without you. Thank you!
This is my Mr. E. and this is how he looked waiting for every ride. I wish I could have gotten a picture from the front of his face smashed between the bars.


  1. Cammy, Way to go! My favorite part was that you measured everything before hand. Now that's Healthy Wife forward thinking for you! And you were so busy having fun that you didn't crave all those park treats?! Well now, that's just awesome.

  2. This is awesome! Way to be super prepared and control your yummy treats! Now that is real life living of a healthy wife! You are a great example to all of us.

    Take this great accomplishment and good feelings and move forward!

  3. WOO HOO! You rock! I love your idea to pre-measure snacks. That was really smart.

  4. Cammy, I am so proud of you! You rock! What a great example you are to all of us. I am so happy you decided to join us. You are a great asset to the group. Now, if we could just convince our friends how awesome it is. Maybe you should try and persuade Summer on Sunday dinner and tell her I put you up to this. Summer digs these kind of things!