Offshore Weight Control Issues 5 (Crew Change and Vacation)
Monday, October 21, 2013
So today was weigh in for the end of Week 4. Another Successful week (I THINK) the weather is still a bit rolly and the scale was weebly wobbly, but it was weebly wobbling in the right direction which was good enough for me.
Thursday (Weather Permitting) i will be landing on shore again and able to weigh myself at the Heliport. My last weight in there was 132 Kilos. I have a number in mind that i would like to see, Fingers crossed!! Getting tired now as we are near the end of the trip, it's getting harder to drag myself to the gym. I skipped this morning in fact. I feel bad about it and intend to go tommorrow morning, i blame it on the laundry, when i went on shift my gym clothes weren't dry so i wore normal clothes to work intending to change and go to the gym after. Yeah..... not so much. Laundry is clean and dry and ready for tonight!
So when i get off on Thursday i am spending a little 3 day vacation in Rio de Janeiro before i fly home. I expect to eat a lot of higher calorie foods during those 3 days, these people love their Steak i can tell you! And there is cheese on everything. you can get Barbequed Cheese on a stick here on the Beach! Barbecued Cheese!!! it's awesome, some crazy hard cheese that doesn't melt! Amazing! I do enjoy the food here i must say. ( Let's just not talk about the drinks)
Luckily the Copacabana and Ipanema areas near where i am staying are really flat, and there are lots of safe walking areas. A fabulous Long shopping street very nearby, and of course the famous beaches, which are very long. I've walked all the way down Copacabana and back before and it took 3 hours! So i expect to work off my cheese on a stick through beach walking and shopping.
Sadly it is only early spring here and the weather has not been spectacular, so it is not lkely to be lounging on the beach weather. Walking and Shopping it is, i'm okay with that, i am a littel bit of a shopaholic, everyone i know now has brazilian sandals. And My hotel has a nice little gym as well as a Big Hot tub that i am looking forward to lounging in after my long shopping walks.
I head home again on Sunday, and Arrive at home on Monday noonish, just in time to weigh in for week 5. When i left home i weighed 290 on my scale at home. Fingers crossed that the home scale and the Heliport Scale tell me reasonably similar things.
Next Blog Entry will be about the perils of being home for 4-5 weeks with quite literally nothing to do.