Summer fun...I've had a lot already and the next few months are full of weekends full of summer fun. This makes watching my weight extremely challenging. And, with teeth issues this week (thankfully mostly cleared up after second root canal yesterday), I found it hard to care too much. So I guess it's a miracle that, while up, I'm still in the 2-pound range I have been for the past month. I'm having a REALLY hard time motivating myself to go DOWN for our July vacation and beyond...it's hard to see how I can be really "good" with parties, birthdays, more parties, more birthdays, holidays, etc. I am not good at "depriving" myself at such functions. The thought of it actually depresses me.
Yeah yeah, I know it's being good to me...why doesn't it feel that way?
I'm compensating by exercising more though. This week I only had one day without any real exercise (that was Wednesday when my tooth was hurting so much). I am really happy with my incorporation of non-gym exercise into my weeks. I feel really good and, except when looking in the mirror a certain way or putting on the wrong size clothes (when I feel fat), I actually feel strong and healthy and think I look good (not great).
I'm loving my yogatoday.com option for yoga. It makes me work as much as a "real" class and I can do it at home. LOVE that. I'm loving my gardening. This week I do it on Sunday instead of Saturday because tomorrow we're having a big beach/BBQ at our house for our PWK (People With Kids) friends and family. Tomorrow I plan to get my exercise by boogie-boarding. :-) I still am hitting the gym a few times a week (weekday evenings mostly) so I am really mixing it up and doing minimum 4 days a week of exercise.
We'll see if DB and I decide to Crack the Fat...with all of the above, I just don't know.
Tomorrow's BBQ menu: grilling turkey (I have a whole turkey that I got free last Thanksgiving that's been in our freezer and I'm looking forward to seeing if I can do it whole on our grill -- we got a new, bigger grill for this that DB picked up this morning!), corn on the cob, pasta salad with vinaigrette and veggies, veggie salad. Yummy.
Mostly right now I'm feeling very conflicted about my loss efforts. But I keep trying.