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Thursday, June 21, 2012

OMG, I can't believe I'm finally writing another blog entry. We've recently gotten a trailer and have been camping every chance we get.

(I call it "Lucy's long, long trailer"!)

I thought it would be easier to follow the Spark lifestyle in a trailer-camping situation (than when we stay in motels and eat in restaurants), but it's a bit more of a challenge than I anticipated. I get relaxed (nice way to say LAZY) and don't want to cook breakfast, so I start grazing on whatever I can reach- not good. The days seemed to go downhill from there. AND we always seem to have others with us (last weekend we were feeding 9-11 people per meal), so it's easy to revert back to old ways calorie-ladened snacks and imbalanced meals. I also find the trailer sooooo comfortable that I don't get my fanny out and exercising- I'm a watcher, not a doer. When the gang went swimming, I stayed and read. I'll have to get into a routine of walking early in the mornings. And there's another challenge- I don't want to go to sleep when I'm away. It's a great chance to read in bed 'til 2 or 3 in the morning- shame on me. I have soooo many hurdles to overcome. Oh well, that gives me something on which to work.

On the positive side- because I was doing the food preparation, the gang generally ate healthier (wheat bread, skim milk, lots of fruit, less chips and sweets, healthier breakfasts [when I finally made them], less soda, more water, etc.). I'll just have to get my meals set: a set dinner for Friday night; set breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Saturday; and set breakfast and lunch for Sunday. If I do that, it takes the guess work out of what to fix, and I know we'll be eating healthier and more balanced.

I'll let you know how it works.

How do you maintain the Spark lifestyle when you're camping?
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    How wonderful to be camping! I haven't camped since I was in Girl Scouts many moons ago.

    You can say goodnight to the stars and good morning to the sunrise. How peaceful and replenishing to the spirit that can be!

    Keep up the good work on the food prep. Sounds like you are coming along just fine. Each challenge makes us stronger.

    Have fun!
    3331 days ago
    Ha, ha! Well, you're more adventurous than I am, I haven't been camping in 40 years. But I think preparing food while on vacation is challenging no matter where you're lodging. You're in "vacation mode." So, as you say, just plan in advance, and leave the chips in the store (too bad for those 9-11 people. 9-11!!! my goodness--I wouldn't want to prepare breakfast either!), and enjoy your outings! :)
    3331 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2012 6:00:54 AM
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