the long road to healthy

June 3, 2009

weekly weigh in

Filed under: family, keeping it real, weigh in — karena @ 10:05 am

Monday was a holiday here. Since next weekend my husband has to leave for London on business, we decided to celebrate my birthday a few days early. We went to Mini Europe in Brussels. Mini Europe has incredibly real models of some of Europe’s most noteworthy sites — from Brussels’ Grand Place to London’s Big Ben, from Paris’ Eifel Tower to Greece’s Acropolis. And many, many others. They are on a scale of 1:25 and the detail is absolutely amazing.

Yes, we are full of class.

We did A LOT of this during the day! Everything was amazing.

My husband gets in touch with his Viking roots. I think he was born in the wrong century. Really. I can very easily see him as a marauding and pillaging Viking.

Look, kids. Big Ben, Parliament.

Liam jumps for joy at being back in Paris, at his beloved Eifel Tower.

It was a great day. We followed up with a trip to a great Italian restaurant — probably the best we’ve eaten at outside Italy. I enjoyed my pasta a little too much, and even sampled a bit of pizza. When we got home my husband and I split a bottle of really good wine. Which all goes a fair way to explaining this:

last week: 165.5
this week: 165.5

Ehh. I’d hoped for at least a small loss, but am happy to have maintained. Luckily, I don’t have anything to celebrate until Harry’s birthday at the end of August, so I should be able to stay on track during our upcoming challenge.



  1. maintaining on vacation isn’t easy to do! 🙂 i’m sure you’ll start losing again next week.

    Comment by Brooke — June 3, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

  2. How fun, love the pictures. Good luck on the new shrinking jeans challenge.

    Comment by Sweet Pea — June 3, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Great job on staying the same! Ultimately, that’s the end goal if you think about it… Good luck in the challenge and GO BLUE!

    Comment by Thea @ Im A Drama Mama — June 3, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  4. I think you did great!! Being on vacation is hard! And I am very jealous! I would love to visit all of those places!

    Good luck this challenge!

    Comment by April — June 4, 2009 @ 1:09 am

  5. Maintaining is good! Mini Europe looks like so much fun!

    Comment by Melissa — June 4, 2009 @ 1:26 am

  6. Thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone! Yes, Europe is incredible and we love it here. All the same, there are great things to see and do in the states that I miss as well. We’ll live it up while we’re here and enjoy it fully, though!

    Comment by karena — June 4, 2009 @ 6:40 am

  7. I’m so jealous of your trip! How amazing to live in Italy and be so near to all of those fabulous sites!

    I’m impressed that you maintained! Way to go!!

    Comment by Christy — June 5, 2009 @ 5:18 am

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