Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Holiday Weekend Round Up!

First things first. 

Last weeks' weight: 256lb
Current weight: 255lb

Sounds like a small loss, BUT I managed to not gain any weight over the long weekend and a weekend where I was out of town for 98% of it. I think Monday weigh ins are a good thing for me. It kept me on track all weekend and if I would've weighed in on Friday, I can guarantee you that I would've weighed in around 258 yesterday. 

This past weekend was a long weekend for us Canadians! Canada Day fell on Sunday this year which meant we got monday off in leu of it. I love when that happens! Canada Day isn't nearly as fun when it happens during the week. 

We decided to spend the entire weekend at my sisters' house (they went away for the weekend). We headed up on friday and I prepared a bbq and homemade cupcakes as it was my sisters' birthday. Besides dinner, Friday was pretty low key. 

Saturday we headed downtown where an annual Canada Day street festival was occurring all weekend. We met up with a friend of mine and hit up a couple patios and soaked up some sun! Nothing beats a drink on the patio on gorgeous day like this!

What a view!!

I had decided that I would be DD for the weekend because I knew it would help me stay on track, which it did! I did enjoy a few drinks over the weekend, including this delicious baby!! Coors Light beer topped with a layer frozen lemonade! Best combination ever and so refreshing!

Summer in a Glass <3

Later that day we met up with a couple friends and plopped ourselves down at one of the patios and stayed there for about 5 hours listening to some awsome cover bands. I was really glad I decided to be DD because there was no way the scale would've been down after all that beer consumption!

Sunday was another gorgeous day (we really lucked out!!) and we were headed to a Canada Day concert that all Canadians would want to be at. The Tragically Hip were headlining the concert this year and we were all pumped to see them. I'm not sure how known they are in the States or elsewhere in the world, but in Canada they are an iconic band. They've been around since '83 and have produced 12 albums. They're a classic and they were worth every penny!! The venue was about 15 minutes away and it's basically a huge field that can hold up to 80,000 people.

We were actually close to the stage. 90% of the people were behind this shot. 

We got to the venue around 3, tailgated for about an hour then headed in. The show didn't end until about 11:30pm. It was a great day filled with canadian pride, good friends and great music. 


When we got home monday, I was pleased to see that my Foodie Pen pal package for June had arrived. As I mentioned on Saturday, my pen pal sent it to me with more than enough time, but likely got lost in the mail. I quickly busted open the package...it's so exciting to see what goodies were sent! Marissa (doesn't have a blog) sent me a bunch of items that i've never tried. However, both times now I've received seaweed products which is kind of funny. I'm intrigued by the Hemp Hearts and will be trying that as soon as I get some yogurt. I love green tea, so I'll be bringing that to work tomorrow and the Bounce protein peanut butter ball was opened right away :) 

This was my second month participating and I've already signed up for July! You have until tomorrow to sign up for July, so do it! You won't be disappointed :)


  1. Okay, I think I'm officially a stalker! I signed up for "lose a marathon" because of you, and then signed up for the foodie pen pal, although I didn't see you were doing it until your last post! You do have great ideas and are very inspirational! I'm gonna have to keep a close eye on your blog for more great ideas :D

    1. That's too funny!! I'm glad I can provide some inspiration. The Lose a marathon challenge has certainly been helping me stay on track and the Foodie Penpal is so much fun! :)

  2. I'm so happy that you lost a pound!! I TOTALLY know how frustrating it can be to gain over a holiday weekend and then have to undo any good you had done before. Congrats!!!

    I totally agree that Monday weigh-ins keep my weekends in check. Been doing it for I don't know how long...and it has worked!

    Happy belated Canada Day--I have many Canadian relatives (my dad's family is all from Canada and we can trace our roots back to the original settlers who came over to Quebec from France in the 1600s!), so I always celebrate Canada in my head (sadly, my job doesn't agree that I should get it as a legal holiday ;)). I laughed about your Tragically Hip conversation--they're coming to Detroit later this year, and I see the billboard for it every day on my way to work. :)

    Congrats on a great week--keep it up!!

    1. I was so glad that I didn't have to undo a weight gain this week :)

  3. Congrats on the pound! :) I've never been a fan on Monday weigh ins because I just don't have control on the weekends, but thanks to the Lose a Marathon challenge, I've been doing okay. :)

    The Tragically Hip used to be pretty well known in the US, though I think they've fallen off the chart through the years. :)

    1. Yeah, I've been tossing around the idea of a monday weigh in for a long time, but didn't think it would go over well. The challenge is definitely helping!

  4. That's so great that you actually lost a pound after a fun-filled holiday weekend. I'm so glad you got to celebrate Canada Day and had fun with friends and family. You're obviously doing something right to keep yourself on the healthy living track that you're working on and you should be really proud.

    Keep up the great work and have a great week!


  5. I found your site through the Blog Hop at abpetite.blogspot.com. I have never heard of a foodie pen pal program, but it sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing, I am going to sign up!! :)


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