Schools starts for me on the 25th too, and I've got to say- summer never seems like enough of a break anymore. Didn't it used to be like three years long or something? I remember when I was little feeling like it just stretched on forever, now every year I think it gets a little shorter...
I like your 6 LB goal, don't know if I can make it, but I'll shoot for it w you! Off for breakfast and work, gotta start packing the lunch today!