Progress Update – as of February 2, 2015

Height: 5’7″
Current Weight: 307.9 lbs
Gain: 1.5 lbs
Current BMI: 48.2
Gain: 0.2

So, once again, I’m behind on my blogging. This time, it was because I got sick last week. I lost 7 lbs in about 4 days, just because I couldn’t keep anything down. Wasn’t the most pleasant, let me tell you! Then, I went on a trip to Chicago in order to do an interview with a graduate school that I am applying to and my internet access was spotty at best. Plus, I didn’t really feel like writing an entire blog post on my phone…

Side note – Chicago is awesome. I was only there for 3 days so I didn’t see a huge amount of the city, but what I did see was pretty great. I had no idea what a huge city it is; it is 45 times the population of my hometown and it is 75% of the population of my entire home province (a province is a Canadian state, if you didn’t know). In ONE city. Crazy. Needless to say, I was definitely an awestruck tourist. It was winter there, obviously, so it was kind of wet and grey, but I would love to go back again in the summer and do some more exploring, maybe catch a baseball game or something. Highly recommend, if you’re considering going there! Plus, on St. Paddy’s Day, they dye the river green!

Anyway, the point is, I am sorry for the delay! I am really going to try to keep my posting consistent, not only so that you have something to read, but also because it keeps me accountable.

What I Did Well This Week:
1) Well, I got a lot of sleep, partially because I was sick and partially because I was on vacation and I didn’t have all of the distractions at home to keep me up at night.
2) I didn’t exercise while I was sick, but I walked everywhere in Chicago, so even though I wasn’t doing a set workout, I was still getting fresh air and exercise.

What I Can Improve On:
1) Well, I did try to eat well while I was away, but I found my choices to be limited sometimes. Plus, I won’t lie, I indulged myself a little bit. There are things in the United States that we don’t have in Canada that, of course, I wanted to try (Chicago deep-dish, anyone?) so I did stray off the beaten-track a little bit, but I tried! Of course, this week, I can do better.

How I Feel:
Pretty content, but I really need to get into an exercise routine. I feel like that is my next major task.


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