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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.
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    You are doing really well. I woner about that rooster too. I always wake up before it and woe to me if I dare go back to sleep. So I jsut get up...
    Hope you are well.
    Anna emoticon
    3996 days ago
    Även om du inte går ner med den matstrategin du har så kommer du säkert inte att gå upp, speciellt inte om du fortsätter att motionera trotts taket...
    Jag har inte haft kraft eller motivation att lägga om mina matvanor förutom godiset och det har ju märkts på att jag inte gått ner så mycket och ibland uppåt men nu har det släppt - jag har gått ner ganska mycket p kort tid - utan att ändra så mycket utan bara fortsatt motionerat och inte äta godis.
    Kroppen reagerar lite annorlunda på dessa små men envisa förändringarna, det blir lite ketchupeffekt.
    Att gå ner i vikt är som att ta tåget från Uppsala till Öregrund! Du måste börja med att lägga spåret! Du har lagt en bra bit spår och även om du inte lägger nytt spår just nu för att komma närmare målet så underhåller du det spår du redan lagt och förbereder nästa sträcka, när du kommer i rätt läge kommer den sträckan att lägga sig väldigt smidigt eftersom du har förberett dig under lång tid.
    Begrep du något? Jag hoppas det!
    Ha det gott!
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    3998 days ago
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    Sounds like you're living quite a healthy life over there! I'm sure if you'd gained a lot, you would feel it! Keep up the good work!
    3998 days ago
    Exciting - it seems to me that you really have adapted a lifestyle that will reward you... I did this for a summer many years ago - ate three meals, no seconds and being aware of my protions.... I do think I had an icecream once in a while but very rarely... and as I remember it I lost two or three kilos so it is the right way to go. Wonder why I can´t do that for a life!
    3998 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    It's good that you have some support around healthy eating with your work buddy. Makes it so much easier to stick to healthy eating yourself. It sounds like you're continuing to make healthy choices, so I think you're right when you say you'll either maintain or continue losing. Even if you gained a couple of pounds... what you're doing in Haiti is probably worth the sacrifice of taking a few more weeks to meet goal weight, right?
    3998 days ago
    You are doing quite well and making healthy choices, so whatever happens scalewise is ok! Your body is happy!
    3998 days ago
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