I did so good on my eating and exercise routine. I was drinking water too. Then I went away for the 4th and let the routine slide, thinking when I got home I'd get right back on it. Of course we know what they say about the best laid plans and I got complacent. I haven't even stepped on the scale and I'm kind of afraid to. I don't really want to know how much I've gained. Okay, I'm going to do it right now while I'm on here so I can face up to exactly how badly I've done. BRB Okay, not so bad. I actually lost 3 pounds from what I weighed just before the 4th. So in basically 2 months of eating at least 1/2 way right and not exercising I've still lost some weight, but at this rate I'm not going to make my goal. I need to step it up. Yesterday I took difficult child for a physical. doctor talked to him about losing weight to help him sleep better. Of course that's not what difficult child wanted to hear. This kid sleeps to escape from life and if he sleeps better at night he can't sleep during the day to get away from it all. He also isn't real cooperative about using his CPAP because the first time he used it he couldn't take a nap because he wasn't tired. Like I said this kid sleeps to escape. doctor also chastised me for not 'compromising' with difficult child as to walking. I tried walking with difficult child, I would really like to have that time away with him every day. BUT he can't keep up with me and if I walked at his pace I'd go nuts. He doesn't walk slowly due to a disability. He walks slowly because he's LAZY. How can I motivate a lazy teen to get off his butt and walk with me when I haven't been motivated myself lately? Any ideas?