185.5. 0 lbs lost/gained over last week. Hmmm....OK. I have a pretty good idea of what did this. Let's examine the evidence. a) Girl scout cookies. b) LOTS of bread. c) Actually snacked on chips a couple different time this week. d) Ate dinner twice on Saturday and finally e) A little water retention from dehydration brought on by too much alcohol. There you have it. A recipe for wasting a week's worth of progress. *sigh* Oh well. All I can do is move on and try to do better this week.
Here's a pic my boss took at the team picnic. This picture isn't too terrible but the rest of them sucked. Just when I think I'm making progress...
Weekend was good. Saturday, we took a family hike up South Mountain. It was freakin' awesome. I used to hike all the time in high school and somehow fell out of the habit. Hubby and I are always saying we should start hiking again. I mean, we live in a valley for goodness sake! We had tried hiking with the girls before but they found it boring. For some reason, not this time. They loved it and want to do it again. It also just really made us feel good to get out and do something active as a family. I think this is one thing we're going to try to do on a more regular basis. Here are my girls on top of a really big rock. Sorry for the fuzziness - took it with Hubby's phone.
Saturday night, I went out with my BFF. We had dinner at a cool little Irish pub that had fantastic Shepherd's Pie. I only ate half but it was still too much I think. Then we went to a piano bar on the same street. They had a great happy hour and I'm afraid I've found a high calorie drink that I love - pineapple juice with mango or cherry vodka. So good! But I know there's too much sugar and calories in the pineapple juice. Once we left there, we realized we needed to sober up a bit before driving home so we stopped in at Chili's (where diets go to die). I ate a ridiculous number of chips w/salsa and then half an order of Southwest Eggrolls (Is it just me or are those the perfect food?). So yes, folks, I ate 2 dinners Saturday night. Eek!
Sunday morning, we got up and headed to the Chili Cook Off. We went to a farmer's market that was there and got to sample all kinds of all natural goodies from hummus to salsa to peanut brittle. We bought some local all natural honey that was just phenomenal. I can tell you right now that if we didn't have money worries, I could've seriously gone crazy there with all the wholesome all natural food that was available. Then we went and sampled all the chili. Most of it was pretty good. Some of it...not so much. Then we went to the mall to let the kids run around and play on the little play thing in the middle and look at puppies in the pet shop. This is one of our favorite things to do especially when the girls have had enough sun but still energy to burn.
This week, my focus is on eliminating the unnecessary snacking and sweet tooth indulgences and working out. My goal is to hit the gym at least 5 times this week. Sounds hefty, I know. The girls are on spring break this week and my mom is watching them so it's a little easier getting there right after work as opposed to waiting around for the Kids Club to open. The plan is 3 days of running, at least 1 day of weights and then Zumba on Saturday. We shall see.
So I have a blog post kinda rumbling around in my brain about how I feel about my progress, my rate of loss and my disappointment in the mirror. I need to organize it though so it doesn't sound whiny. I'll work on that and try to get it posted tomorrow. My posts have seemed somewhat superficial lately..probably need to work on something a little more thought provoking. Or not...we'll see. LOL.
And for your Monday DEMotivation