Time in Germany: 17:00 (5 pm)
I really haven't had much time to post a blog the last few months, but I have been kinda active on sparkpeople. I have still been trying to lose weight, however through April and part of May I had a bit of a setback. I got very busy with studying and didn't take much time for my health. I started eating far too much at meal time, and snacked a lot. The only thing that kept me from gaining weight, I think, is how much I have to walk every day.
The last three weeks or so, I've been really dedicating myself to getting my food intake under control again, though I've had no weight loss progress for two of those weeks. I've even gained a pound since I started counting my calories, which doesn't make sense! I know for sure I'm not eating too much, and I'm pretty sure I'm not eating too little! My calories usually stay between 1300 and 1700 a day, which is logical since I walk an average of 6 miles per week. I seem to have hit a plateau, which frustrates me greatly. But I won't give up! I am so determined to see that scale drop another half kilogram (one pound) at least! And then after that I'll take it one pound at a time. It will be a great victory for me. I really hope to be under the 200 lbs mark sometime in the next few months. it would be so great! I haven't been under 200 since my early teen years, I think.
I have to also remind myself, that I have made great progress already. I have lost 70 lbs total, and I'm wearing clothes that I couldn't fit into even when I was 14. The other day, I cautiously tried on a shirt that I have been saving for 6 and a half years. I bought the shirt when I was 15, in an attempt to inspire myself to lose weight so I could fit it. I never could wear the shirt until now. I was so proud of myself when I tried it on and it fit! It's even slightly loose on me! I wore it the whole day, because I was so happy.
As for other things in my life, the German classes are getting crazy! I had a test on the 23rd of May, where we had to listen to dialogues and answer questions on a paper about them, then we had to do different reading exercises and answer more questions, and then we had to write a letter for a random given situation. The total possible points were 45, but I got 39.5
I guess that's not too bad, since I had only been studying German for 3 months. Anyway, I have another test coming on the 19th of July, and I have so study for that still. I'm a little more intimidated by this one, since there's a speech test as well. You have to talk to a tester and answer random questions they ask and describe a random picture they give you. So intimidating! I really should practice speaking more. It's a must!
Anyway, I think I'll end this here, 'cause I have lots of chores to finish this evening. We had my Man's little boy (from another relationship) over for the weekend. I swear the kid is like a tornado!