Saturday, January 7, 2012


Kevin and I were initially planning on attending his company's work trip in Kauai by ourselves. We went to Costa Rica last year (here and here) and had the best time.

However, his company was acquired this year and the rules have changed to include bringing the kids.

One quick call to my parents who have a a time share and it was decided that we are making it a family trip.

I. Can't. Wait. Even with my extreme (and totally lame) fear of flying, I'm ready to go today.

There is one thing though that is weighing me down.


I have 5 pounds on my body that I CANNOT seem to drop no matter how much carb dropping, calorie app computing, and exercising I do.

My body has hit it's happy place and doesn't want to budge.

It doesn't help that I'm on a gazillion meds for lupus that cause weight gain.

Health....weight....sometimes I feel like it is a hard call.

Since Kevin and I both want to drop some pounds, we came up with a competion. The person who reaches their Hawaii goal 1st gets 1 whole Saturday to themselves.

OH man I want that Saturday!

So I'm doing the stuff I usually do since I'm kinda a healthy gal to begin food, whole foods, etc. I am trying to increases my water intake and decrease my portions.


As a last resort, I may even give up my coffee creamer since it is toxic and full of empty calories.

Oy vey.

I feel sorry for my family if that day comes.

What about you? What are you doing to be healthy in 2012. Notice I said healthy and not skinny???

Happy weekend, friends!

Much love,


The Mama Monster said...

I gave up creamer too!!! After about a week, I don't miss it at all.

How exciting about your trip!!!!

Nancy said...

Good job with the Healthy vs. Skinny. That is my goal too. It has taken me YEARS of unhealthy habits and deprivation to get to this point and i am quite pleased with my new perspective. My goal this year is not be extreme and just live a balanced, good role-model existence. I am horrible with vitamins so that is my numero uno. Need to pop those suckers. Coffee will remain my life source. My family thanks me for it! Kauai is awesome. Yay for you! :)

Michele said...

What an awesome idea! I'm trying to get motivated to lose 15 instead of just 5. Good luck!

Laurie J said...

i'm joting down the drink mix info and going after it. target, right? i'm trying to drink more water, too....i do a lot of diet coke and coffee and more coffee. i'm also trying to cut carbs. any more tips on that?!
happy weekend and good luck on that sat to yourself!

Vivian said...

We honeymooned in Kauai. LOVED IT! Never been to Costa Rica but it's on our list. Your husband must work for an amazing company. Let me know what works to drop your pounds. I've been trying for like year, long hours at the gym and giving up on so many sweet treats for nothing...

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

Yayyy ~ the trip how exciting!
Really??? Non-artificial drink sweetner. I quit drinking mine, because they were filled with aspartame. Hmmm. Must ck that one out.

missmehoneybee said...

Haha,I feel ya,I'm in costa rica right now with every skinny mini in the world. Water,water,water and green juice,and gonna start exercise routing when we get home (again). Have a great trip...