here is a quick background just to clarify the title: last summer i lost a lot of weight (i probably didnt go about it the best way, but that is another post for another time) while i was in chicago but when i came back home to new york after a few days i had stopped working out like i used to and after about a week i had lapsed back into really bad eating habits and after a month i had gained everything back.
fast forward to this summer. i have been in mexico for the last 8 weeks and i have lost a lot of weight again (i have no scale but i have gone from a tight size 10 to a comfortable 8) anyway i am going home in a few days and i am terrified that the same thing is going to happen this summer. i have been on a much more sensible eating and exercise plan i devised for myself this summer (i eat 1 carbohydrate, 2/3 servings of tuna or turkey, 1 serving of yogurt, and 3/4 servings of fruit and 4/5 servings of vegetables every day) and i run a mile or two a day. the big thing is, i walk EVERYWHERE here, i mapped it and i probably walk around 10 miles a day. i am terrified of putting weight back on when i go home because i know that will discourage me and i will end up gaining everything back, whereas id like to actually lose another size but september/october and then work on maintaining.
i dont really want to decrease the amount i eat a day because while i am never hungry i fear if i ate less i would be since i am eating anywhere from 1000-1200 calories a day, but i know in my little long island suburb with my SUV i will never walk 10 miles a day even if i still do run a few. i also do pilates for an hour every night, but i think that is enough i wouldnt want to do it for longer than that.
any suggestions at all? guidance? advice? thanks so much in advance, you guys are the best
PS- my father just finished renovating our house into a gorgeous estate...except he has yet to choose a kitchen. so i have no access to a stove or oven, and my mom said we would be eating out a lot as a result of the inability to cook anything. granted, most of what i have been eating here requires little to no preparation, but still...I anticipate many problems.