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: