I've been here for a week and a half now, and it's been AMAZING.... of course! The way of life... the things I've seen and places I've been.... absolutely incredible and eye opening.
Unfortunately, I didn't make my going to India goal of 189 before I left.... when I weighed last I was 191.8.
Ah well. So close, but no cigar. But honestly? After 48lbs lost in 8 months? Who's complaining???
For all intents and purposes, I'm proud to say that I haven't gained anything despite the fact that its INCREDIBLY hard to really measure or judge whats in a lot of things. I don't even keep a food journal here (god, what's the point??) but I DO make it a point to make healthy choices when I can. If I can find a salad (easier said than done, believe it or not!), I'll go with that.... when I can get any kind of fresh fruits and veggies I snatch that opportunity! And, if I can believe the cheap travel scale I got and compared to my perfect digi one at home before I left... I have pretty much stayed in my weight range and if it's REALLY right... I've lost a couple. But I won't hold my breath that it's THAT dead on.
However, despite the fact that I really do try to find stuff that is on the fresher, simpler side... it's not that easy. So, of course, I'm by FAR not eating what I was used to eating (lots of veggies, fruits, lean proteins, simple carbs) and it's amazing to me how bloated and sluggish I feel some days even though I KNOW I haven't really gone crazy in the calorie department. I know it's just that I'm not getting all the good nutrients and whatnot that I'm used to and it amazes me that I actually lived worse
than this my whole life! If it was anything other than my vacation... I'd hate being this sleepy all the time (it could be the heat too... it's 85+ here during the day and this is as cold as it gets!!!).
Not to mention I know I'm definitely not getting as much water as I used to.... I really need to work on getting back to my 8 to 10 a day again.
But..... still..... for all intents and purposes.... I'm pretty darned proud of myself.
I've done a lot better than I would have thought in some ways.... I haven't gone all out and let myself go. I've found ways to make good choices (I almost crapped myself yesterday when my Indian boyfriend decided to get a salad with MAYO on it... *headdesk*... needless to say I got a different salad) when I can and I'm gonna stick to it!
And, actually, it should be easier now that we're back at his place for the remainder of the vacation because now we can cook at home and not be at the mercy of restaurants like we were all last week. We went grocery shopping yesterday and I've been cooking and preparing our food since and it feels soooo much better! In fact, even though we were out eating all week... when I made healthy food choices.... he
made healthy food choices as well and he's already telling me how much better he feels energy and health wise! Which makes me really happy as well!
So anyways... just thought I'd update everyone... especially to let you guys know I'm still around... but just kinda busy! Miss everyone and my time on 3FC.... but never fear... I shall be back!