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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 past week was a bit of a mixed bag.  I did great with exercise over the weekend, but then when Monday hit, I just couldn’t seem to rally myself to workout. I made the choice to spend some time getting organized around the house – laundry had backed up and the house was badly in need of a deep clean.  I did go swimming on Wednesday, because the temperatures were so high, but that was about it.

My food was pretty good, but I was feeling sort of bored with my usual choices.  I didn’t log my meals in MyFitnessPal, either, which is so rare for me.  Laziness took over here, too.

I decided to skip the scale this week, as well.  I know that some of you are probably thinking that avoiding the scale will only lead me down a bad path, but I know myself.  I think seeing another week at or up from last week’s numbers would put me in a bad frame of mind, and I just don’t want to let that happen.  No more backsliding.

This week was a good lesson for me – even though I said I wasn’t going to let last week’s gain get to me, I think it did.  And then instead of working my ass off to make up for it, I went in the other direction.  Isn’t it funny how I can sabotage myself that way?  Doing the exact opposite of what I should be doing to be successful.  It just shows that I don’t have all of this on lock down and I can’t allow myself to get sloppy like I did this week.

Once again, I’m not going to make a bunch of declarations…well, not more than I already have. I’m just going to RELEASE myself from the guilt, shame, and disappointment, and I’m going to show my commitment to my goals with my actions.  So look for my tweets and/or on MyFitnessPal to follow my food and exercise diary to see what I’m DOing.

Until next week, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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