Weigh In: 168.5. - 1/2 lb since last week. Still 1/2 up from my lowest.
July in Review...from a weight loss perspective, it sucked. From an exercise perspective, it sucked. I have hovered at this weight for at least 2 months and I'm absolutely sick of it. Once again, it's Monday morning and I see that any good I've done the past week was undone by the weekend. Once again, I find myself doing what I always used to do in weight loss efforts and vow that this will be the week I get "back on track" and really start putting forth the effort. *sigh* An old broken record.
In an effort to see some sort of loss on the scale in August, I'm setting the same exercise goal I set for myself in July. Why not? I didn't hit it and by God, eventually I will. I made it 430 minutes in July. Pathetic - just over half way. I have set the 800 minutes goal for August. This is the last week of summer vacation for my kids. With a start to their new schedules, I'm going to attempt to get a new exercise schedule going on as well. August is still miserably hot in AZ so family active time is still just relegated to the pool. This week, my goal is to go 3 times. Next week, we'll start the big push to exercise. Also, Mud Run is less than 2 months away, it's time to start training hard for that. The up side is I may have a new workout buddy. She's finding it hard to get motivated to exercise also so we'll see how that shakes out.
Food. My breakfasts and lunches are already made and portioned out. Nothing but healthy snacks in the house. Dinners are planned. No reason to stray from the plan this week.
Weekend Plan. Stop giving myself a free pass on the weekend. This past weekend was completely undone by two birthday parties on Saturday where I ate at both and had cake at BOTH. Absurd. Sunday found me eating a whole bag (albeit split between the kids, hubby and me but still...) of oreos. That's right. OREOS. Delicious but come on! I must do better on the weekends. Also, I need to make sure I'm drinking water on the weekends. Somehow I just don't drink much of anything on Saturday and Sunday even though I'm so good with it the rest of the week. And of course, I'm outside more on the weekends so that coupled with no water equals water retention on Monday. Beautiful.
OK...so enough with all that negative nelly stuff. This will be a better week. I've got a plan and I'm fairly motivated. Hubby has 3 possible job leads - the first one is the one he has his 3rd interview for this week and the other two are ones we're trying very hard to GET interviews for. Hopefully our luck is starting to change and we're gaining some momentum. Speaking of Hubby, he got his first fill on Friday. While there's not a big difference yet, he's starting to get those gentle reminders when he eats too fast or too much so he's off to a good start. I'm already seeing a big difference in his portions. Tomorrow is our 8 year wedding anniversary so I'll do a "Why I Love My Hubby" post then.
With high hopes for my hubby's job interview and leads, here is your Monday DEMotivator: