Thursday, October 03, 2013
I am blogging right now, because I am surrounded by smells of food and its killing me! I needed to vent a little to put things into perspective for myself. There is no escaping food while on campus. If someone isn't eating in front of me, then I'm smelling food from the person sitting a few tables from me, and if there is no food around then people are talking about food. WTH?! Anyway, I actually woke up feeling really productive and determined today. I watched this video of some girls who went swimming in the Devil's Pool of Victoria Falls, and it gave me some inspiration. These adventurous girls looked beautiful in their bikinis as they jumped into an amazing experience of swimming near the edge of a waterfall. I want to be a worldly woman who engages in adventure. That is the BIGGEST reason I am trying to lose weight and become more fit. I've always wanted to travel. To hike Patagonia, to cave dive in New Zealand, to relax in Icelandic hot springs. This is what I want my life to consist of, and I don't want to turn down experiences because I'm too out of shape, or because I don't want to be that person wearing a t-shirt over their bathing suit to the pool. When I am in Europe next year, my class is taking a trip to Budapest where we will visit the Hot Spring Spas of Budapest, and I want to be bathing suit body ready by then. This is especially important because I will be among my peers. That trip is April 4-8, so I have until then to have my body "water-ready." I am hoping to be down to 160 by the time I leave for Europe which is the middle of January, then I'll have 3 more months to continue losing weight AND getting fit. It is going to be tough in a country who is famous for their beer consumption, but hopefully being around a new culture that doesn't have greasy food advertised EVERYWHERE will make it easier.
I am glad I decided to blog. Saying all of this is reinforcing all the reasons to avoid temptation. I cheated yesterday, but I also worked out extra hard. I ended up gaining .2 pounds, but (and this may be gross, but whatever) I also didn't "use the restroom" all day yesterday, so I'm sure that has somethign to do with it? Or maybe that is medically incorrect. If you know let me know :) I had also read that most people on juice fasts often drink laxative tea because produce doesn't contain much fiber. So I guess I'll try that too.
This juice fast has been making me feel a lot more energized and clear headed. I feel GREAT! I went to meditation for the first time in a long time yesterday, and it was calming. I love meditation and how much it opens my mind and heart. I am going to try to start attending regularly and begin doing it at home.
I forgot to mention that I also joined my school's weight loss challenge. I got weighed in on Tuesday and my last weight in will be November 25 (right before Thanksgiving, THANK GOD!) the top male and female losers get gift cards to Target, and a randomly drawn person gets an iPad. Pretty cool incentives.
After today I will be more than half way over with the first week :D YAY! I CAN do this!
Weight: 185.6 pounds
Smoking: I'll report tomorrow