Progress

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weigh In - 9.26.11

165.  *sigh*  +2 lbs from last week.  I'm so sick of starting each week saying I'll do better, saying it's going to be different, saying I'm going to "get back on track."  It's a broken record and I'm rather done with it.  I wonder if I did a search through my posts on "back on track," how many posts would I get back?  Dozens, I'm sure.  I don't know what has happened to my motivation.  Perhaps, it's because I feel so much better about everything that it's harder to stay motivated and not think that this is "good enough."  Are there some people who were truly skinny people stuck in a fat person's body so that once they got the band, or committed to getting healthy...it was just easier for them?  How did they stay motivated through the entire journey to hit goal and not become complacent?

This weekend was good but always too short.  The girls and I spent Saturday together...went to Chick-fil-a and let them play as long as they wanted and we got a little dessert as a special treat (which we never do).  This was their reward for filling up that reward chart I started a few weeks back.  That's still working swimmingly.  Then we went for a walk to my parents house, went swimming, walked back.  Watched a kids' movie...good times.  Sunday we planned our meals, hit the grocery store, bought a new bike for my oldest (no training wheels!  We're still working on that...) and went to a friend's house for a visit.  They have daughters about mine's ages so it's always fun for them.  Eating was terrible (per usual these days) but I just didn't really care this weekend.

I've been batting around how to get my exercise in since I've decided not to renew my gym membership.  Once my oldest is better with the bike, I think we can do walks where they ride and I jog or power walk).  I want to start up family walks at night now that it's getting a touch cooler around here (still not the gorgeous Fall weather some of you are seeing).  I'm thinking if we can do family walks at least 3 times a week and then I can incorporate kettle bells and some strength training (like push ups, sit ups, planks, etc.) then I'd be OK and maybe start getting back into it.  Will talk to Hubby about this today.  I also want to try to indoor rock climbing (I know...I know...I've been saying this for months) and start hiking again.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Here's your Monday DEMotivator:

8 comments:

Amanda said...

My husband did a killer hike this weekend! Climbed 2,500 feet in three miles!

I went shopping!

Manda, 165 is a great weight. YOu have done well already, so stop being so hard on yourself.

I think walking and biking sounds good, I'd love to start biking. Don't forget there are some great work outs on You Tube!

Dawnya said...

Manda...165 lbs...is an awesome weight. You have worked your butt off to get there. Sometimes life just gets in the way and even though some say that is just an excuse...I believe that you can only do so much.

I love your idea of family walks. I try that with the kids...of course they have short legs and it takes forever to get around the block...but they love it.

Keep working toward your happy.

Ronnie said...

I definitely know I'm not a skinny person trapped in a fat body. So hard for me to stay on track sometimes.

Sounds like you have thought up some good ideas to get your exercise in, now get to it! :)

Kristin50 said...

I second Dawnya on this perhaps your body is wanting to rest from the drop in weight. 165 is nothing to beat yourself up about. You have certainly done all the RIGHT things to get this far! I realize it is obviously NOT where you want to be, but you really should not be so hard on yourself!

Walking is the best! It certainly goes a long way to help with maintaining weight!

chloes_countdown said...

you are doing great! don't forget it!!! go back & look at some old pics.....remind yourself where you've been & where you are now.

also, its not a race. there is no deadline. I'm just starting to grasp this concept...we'll get there when we get there.

take care

Cece said...

I agree ... cut yourself a little slack ... you'll get there .. and besides your fab now :)

~Lisa~ said...

Sounds like a fun weekend with the family!! I love the poster - truly made my day!!

165 is an incredibly awesome weight - and we all need to have time that we can just not think about food and enjoy our lives and our families.. You deserve it!

Lee Ann said...

You are doing great and I can't really add anything here but I wanted to say that poster made me laugh out loud for REAL. :)