It's kind of surprising for me, but I actually made it yesterday! I stayed within the calorie range that I've set to myself. Of course there was a little bit of late night snacking, but minimal. Thinking back of the plates and plates (as in more than just one!) of food that I used to have for dinner just a week ago, that's progress baby!
I donated blood today, too. 430 milliliters, baby! :) It's the stupidest thing, but after giving blood I always (okay I donated three times so far, I think I made it sound like a lot more, no bragging intended...) feel like I lost weight, even though I'm sure that blood doesn't form back from my fat cells, and weight loss is supposed to be fat loss, not blood loss... :)
I overate a bit today, but I'm still under my BMR, and I also walked a LOT today (surprisingly I didn't feel too weak to walk after the blood donation). I'm gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning, see if the scale shows anything good.
I started watching this HBO show, 'True detective'. Whenever I see Oscar winning actors starring in series instead of movies I feel like it's gonna be something special (unless the actor is in trouble and can't get any better roles, but this isn't the case here). It's with Matthew freakin' McConaughey and Woody freakin' Harrelson (I had to look up the spelling of their names, yeah, I'm not proud of that...then again, it's not like we're talking Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr. here...). It's a pretty depressing show, rural Louisiana in 1992 I think, women disappearing then showing up dead, that kind of thing, but I like it. These two actors are amazing, especially McConaughey in my own personal subjective opinion, although Woody's character is less sophisticated, so that's his disadvantage right there.
It's crazy but there's been relatively nice weather here in the past two days. I was out today for hours, walking to the university where they held the blood donation event, then walking to the city center to run some errands, then walking home, I was out for like 7 hours and it was sunny in the first few hours thank God. I think I wouldn't have went to donate blood and run errand at all had it been raining badly in the morning when I had to take off. Then after a few hours of sun (with a lot of wind but sun nonetheless) it had to be ruined of course, it started raining out of nowhere as usual. The same happened yesterday. Beautiful weather, I went out to talk a walk in the park, took some nice photos too, on the way back - boom - rain out of nowhere. Damn I miss Eastern Europe. 49 more days! :)
The heating is fixed thank the LORD! It's not freezing anymore in our house, in fact we warmed the house up a bit too much, we were so warmth-deprived...
I wish I could enthusiastically claim that I'll try and lose as much weight as possible and get as fit as possible in these 49 days until I move back home so I can wow my family and friends...I mean it would be nice... :) But I made so many claims like that, I'm just tired of setting these goals with an expiration date that's ticking right in front of you and you feel like you're racing against yourself. In the past year, these 30 pounds, I lost it without having a goal date, and I think I did better than at any other time when I did have a goal date. So no, that's not for me anymore. I'll try every day, I'll try to write about it every day, but no more "deadlines" for me. One step at a time. I just won't put more stress into it.
I also downloaded some workout DVDs that seem really great. I'm gonna start doing them tomorrow (it's almost midnight now and I'm really tired and I've given blood today and I'm going to bed after finishing writing this, so that's why it's tomorrow, not today).
I can't wait for tomorrow actually - now that's a feeling I haven't felt in a long time. I can't wait to wake up refreshed, track my calories, eat the right foods, write an other blog entry, and try these DVDs.