I can’t believe it has been two months since I posted on this site! Life has definitely been hectic with my new job and taking care of my kids and home, but I am off work for the summer so things are starting to slow down a bit. So far this summer my kids have both been sick, so that is unfortunate, but we have been to the public pool once and we are planning to make it a regular trip at least once or twice a week. My kids are also doing swimming lessons for a few weeks, so that will keep us a bit busy. Other than that we don’t have a lot going on this summer. We are planning on taking a weekend trip in about a month so we are looking forward to that.
On the weight loss front, I honestly have been doing horrible and I am at my highest weight I have been in several years. I am really disappointed about this, but I am determined to drop some weight this summer. So I am starting to plan out my meals again and incorporate some exercise into every day. We’ve been spending a lot of time outside, although lately it has just been way too hot, but getting outside really helps me get some activity in. I think the biggest challenge that I am facing now is when my kids and husband go to bed, I like to stay up late and unwind and that usually includes eating, so that is a really bad time for me. I’m trying to find solutions so that I’m not snacking late at night and I might just have to start waking up earlier and going to bed early so that I am not tempted to eat.
My goal for this summer is to lose 30 lbs so that when school starts in the fall, I will feel better physically and be ready to get back to work. I am on my feet the entire time at my job so I really need to get in shape because I am feeling a lot of various pains in my back and I know that it is from the weight gain. So I am feeling optimistic about this summer and I know that if I pay attention to what I’m eating and get more activity, I should be able to lose some of this excess weight. I know for sure that I am not going to allow myself to keep on the path that I am on because I am miserable and so unhealthy. So this weekend I am working on my meal plan and I am determined to make this week a really good one!