Progress Update – as of May 26, 2014

Once again, I have no scale. What is irritating is that I am staying in yet another house that has a scale, BUT it is broken, ugh! Oh well, what can you do? I will be home in 8 days, so I can weigh myself then. 

What I Did Well This Week:
1) I have been doing well at saying “no” to certain foods, I think. I am not saying no permanently, but rather I am trying to pay attention to what I eat during the day and make good choices. For example, if I have ice cream after lunch, then I really don’t need to have pie after supper. I think that my problem in the past has been “moderation is key!” but then not actually moderating myself. So right now I am trying to restrict myself to one “treat” a day, so that I don’t overindulge. Sometimes I feel like “oh yes, I need some cake now” but realistically, that cake (or ice cream or bag of chips or whatever) will be there tomorrow too. 

What I Can Improve On:
1) Exercise! I haven’t been exercising as much as I would like, so obviously that’s something that I should work on. I have been walking on this trip, but I haven’t been doing any weight training or anything, so that is something I really want to get back to when I get home. 
2) Eating right, as always. Always room for improvement there! 

How I Feel:
I feel pretty good, but I am anxious to get back home. I am hoping that I kept the weight off that I lost initially. I think I did pretty well, but I don’t know for sure. I haven’t been able to weigh myself much, so I’m going off how my clothes fit me and they haven’t been getting tighter (if anything, they’re getting looser) so I think that’s a great sign. We’ll see! 

Progress Update – as of May 19, 2014

Once again, I did not have access to a scale this week, nor will I next week. I am staying at someone’s house at the moment, actually, but their scale is broken, so oh well. 

What I Did Well This Week:

1) Well, I have been eating fairly well. Lots of fish and veggies and chicken and the like, not junk food. (For the main meal at least, but we’ll touch on that later…)
2) I have been drinking a lot of tea, simply because the people that I’m staying with drink a lot of tea. We’re talking like 5 cups a day, easy. Which is good, because I definitely do not drink enough water. Tea has caffeine, yes, but I have been having it without sugar and milk, so essentially it is like drinking water. 

What I Can Improve On:

1) I went a little chocolate-crazy this week. I think it’s because I stayed at a cabin for 4 days with no internet and I was bored. Isn’t that pathetic? It made me realize how much I use the internet and how short my attention span is. So I’m thinking that I should rein that in. Not only is sitting on my computer a lot bad for me, but apparently, when I don’t have access to it, I replace that bad habit with eating sugar, another dreadful habit. So I think cutting down on screen time and going for a walk instead would benefit me in a lot of ways. 

How I Feel:

Pretty good, for the most part. I have no idea where I am on the scale, but when I measured myself last week, I had last several inches (although, to be honest, I don’t know if my measuring is very accurate). I am going by pants size more. I think I might be down to a size 16 by now. I brought two pairs of jeans with me: a 20 and an 18. The 20 is way too big, even with a belt and the 18 is getting to that point now. So yay?

I am coming HOME in a couple of weeks, at least for the summer, and then I am planning to embark on a “clean eating” challenge meaning no refined sugar, no processed foods, lots of lean protein and whole grains etc. etc. It will be hard, because I am a sugar addict and I know it, but I really want to do it. 

Until next time, au revoir! 

Progress Update – May 5 and 12, 2014

Height: 5’7”
Bust: 49 in.
Waist: 54 in.
Hips: 50 in.

Sorry for the delay in posts, but I have been travelling around again and so once again, I have not had consistent access to wifi or a scale. But I’m doing what I can!! 

What I Did Really Well This Week:

1) Well I have been walking around more, so that’s a plus. Still not as much as before though, especially since a lot of the things that I was travelling around seeing were too far to walk. But doing what I could!

What I Can Improve On:

1) Eating. I did okay this week, I think, but there is certainly a lot of room for improvement. I bought fruit and yogurt and good bread and milk, so I was doing that, and then I stayed at my cousin’s place for a couple of days and had lots of veggies and such, but on the road trips that I took I think I indulged in a few too many cookies. Oops. Better luck next time!

How I Feel:

I am feeling pretty good, but I am getting very, very sick of surviving on toast, sandwiches, fruit and yogurt. Thankfully, after Thursday, I will be staying with friends and relatives until I return home (which will be in early June, change of plans) and so I will finally be able to COOK, really cook. I haven’t done that in a hostel thus far because I can’t shake the distrust I have towards other people’s dishwashing skills. It just skeeves me out. So I am looking forward to making healthy meals when I have access to a kitchen (3 days and counting!), huzzah.

Until then, adieu.