It’s summertime! Which means that life is a lot easier – my schedule is free, healthy fruits and veggies are plentiful, and I have nothing but time to work on this goal. Success is practically guaranteed – all I need to do is follow through with my actions. My re-assessment meeting with my surgeon was on Friday, June 8th, which just so happened to also be my last day of school before summer vacation, making Fridays the perfect day to weigh-in. So throughout the summer, I’ll be giving Friday progress updates called Successful Summer Weigh-Ins.
This was a challenging week for me, although it should have been my last footloose and fancy free week. I started to feel the pressure of all the things I wanted to accomplish before school starts, and I wasted time and squelched the chance to really have something useful come out of this week. I got overwhelmed.
Today I weighed in at 300.2, which means I lost 0.4 pounds this week. So, I have 19.2 lbs to go to reach my pre-surgery goal. Losing the same 0.4 lbs that I gained last week, which means I’m in the same place I was in 2 weeks ago. Again, squelched opportunities. I could have lost between 2-6 lbs in 2 weeks, rather than calling it a wash. Which is frustrating.
I’m not going to make a bunch of excuses. I should have done better. Period. I’ve somehow slipped into this space of losing some of the vim and vigor that I had when summer began. Although I haven’t really fallen too far down the rabbit hole yet, this is where I need to stop myself.
Next week is my last week of summer vacation, although I have commitments that will require me to be at school all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. So really, it’s going to be a mini work week. I’m going to use it to prove to myself that I won’t let a busier schedule or added stress stop me from getting my workouts in or eating well. I’m going to stop over-thinking everything and imposing make-believe obstacles to my path.
I’m going to start this new week out right beginning today by hitting the gym for an elliptical 5K, followed by a cooling swim. I’m going to have a crisp salad for lunch and make Erin’s Summertime Kabobs for dinner. And each day following today will be a repeat: a solid workout and healthy food. It doesn’t need to be more complicated than that.
Until next week, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful weekend!