So as many of you will have noticed lately, (the last month or so) this blog has been more about travels than food/exercise/fitness. My transatlantic move started out as exciting, then got stressful, then got stressful times a million, then got fun, then got stressful again, and it’s just now leveling out.
I will say this: I haven’t weighed myself since getting here (no scale, but I will remedy that soon enough) BUT I think I am doing a decent job at maintaining my weight (probably within +/- 5 pounds). All of my clothes fit the same, and some jeans even are looser than they were a few months ago when I kind of stopped counting and tracking everything.
For me, that is almost as exciting as losing weight. Generally, if I’m not on Weight Watchers and cooking at home and counting every point, I’m gaining weight. After I stopped WW before, I gained anywhere from 7-12 pounds a MONTH until I reached my highest weight.
Shocking, huh? I definitely do not want to go back to that. I refuse to go back to that. And I am definitely not at goal weight (or anywhere close to it) and so I will be continuing this journey.
It will be different than it was before. Living on campus, in a dorm, with cafeteria food is tough. I can’t really afford to cook for myself every night when 2 meals a day are provided to me as part of my perks package as a hall tutor. And, to be honest, the food isn’t terrible.
I generally have a big breakfast because I don’t buy lunch very often (I should call myself Kristen the Frugalista). So I’ll eat a few eggs on a piece of toast, some jam on another piece of toast and maybe a piece of fruit. I take some more fruit to campus with me for a midday snack.
I eat dinner early, around 4:30, and again, it’s pretty big as I don’t typically eat a proper lunch. Usually some sort of main dish – (chicken normally) and then veggies and salad. I take fruit and yogurt to my room for snacks.
Of course it’s not always perfect. I am in England, after all – when fish and chips are served, I’m so there.
I do binge occasionally, but it’s few and far between. I’ve been to the counseling center on campus to set up appointments as it was really helpful for me when I was home, so I definitely want to keep on with that.
As for running, I miss it! So much! I want to start again but I’m sort of feeling like I was when I first started – feeling self-conscious and silly. I will have to get over that and I think this will be the first issue I bring up at my appointment next week.
So…that’s where I’m at, weight-loss wise, at the moment.