This weekend actually turned out pretty nice weather-wise. We didn’t do very much, so it was pretty relaxing. On Saturday, we watched my niece and nephews for several hours, and had a great time. They played around in the kiddie pool and I sat on a blanket with Sienna and stayed cool in the shade. It was great! Here's a cute picture. Sienna, Gabriel and Sammy, left to right. Seriously, getting them all to look/ maybe smile at the camera at the same time is some tough work!
My eating was so definitely off this weekend, I don’t anticipate anything good at my weigh-in tomorrow evening. I did however, on Saturday, walk 4 miles and do 11 ½ minutes of strength and butt exercises. I think the butt exercises are paying off, because Jeff commented on it the other day, and I’m noticing a little difference too, I think.
On Sunday, we went to a graduation party for my cousin, which was a lot of fun, but again, my eating suffered. I decided it’s time to pull out my Beck diet book, which started this whole thing for me, over 9 months ago. When I really feel myself lapsing, I rev myself back up and on track by reading the book again. This time, I don’t have to get it from the library because a friend of mine bought me a copy when she bought herself one. YAY! For those who don’t know, the Beck Diet Solution works with any diet and uses a version of cognitive behavioral therapy to help teach you to change your habits. It really does work, but it is interactive and you have to be willing to put a few minutes each day into it. But it’s worth it! So I’m going to be getting on that. (Dangit, I just realized I left my book and notecards at home, so tonight I’ll be getting on that!)
Last of all, I’m really looking forward to this weekend. We’re going camping with my mom, 2 youngest sisters and brother, and my two other sisters with their husbands and kids and my aunt and uncle and their kids. Big group, but it’s really going to be a ton of fun! And we’re also going kayaking! This is one of those things on my bucket list, so I really can’t wait! I’ll try to get some pictures!