No Weigh-In Angst
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I had my last weigh-in on June 28, the Monday before I left for Haiti, knowing full well that it would be a month before I'd step on my scales again. I've never been addicted to weighing myself and have no problem sticking to my once-a-week weigh-in. Actually, I usually have to set an alarm or take it out of hiding the night before in order not to forget.
I've been here for two weeks now and tomorrow will be the second Monday without a weigh-in and I'm wondering how I'm doing weight-wise.
Food choices are limited and it's hard to estimate how I'm doing on my intake/output balance in this overwhelming heat.
On the good side, I drink TONS of water and I've gardkt had any sugar since I arrived. The desserts here don't look appetizing at all so I opt for fresh fruits instead when it's offered.
I stick to three meals a day and one snack (fruit) most days. I have a heavier breakfast than I do at home since there is no big snack as is my usual solution to mid-morning tummy grumbles. For lunch, I usually have a salad and I limit myself to one (out of three) entre options from the buffet at dinner.
The colleague I have dinner with pretty much every night is a pretty healthy and slow eater so that helps me as well. I have seconds only occasionally.
Overall, when I look at this, I think I'm doing quite well! But I can't tell on my clothes. I can't feel a difference in my body. And I can't weigh myself. So how do I know I'm not fooling myself and coming back heavier than I left?
All I can do is wait and see I guess. Either I will notice a difference in my clothes - either way - or maybe I'm maintaining. If I maintain, I'll be happy.