One month in: An update

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alright, well, I'm not quite sure what to say.

Somedays I feel GREAT!! Like I'm invincible and doing the greatest thing on Earth (well, it kind of is) and travelling and experiencing and eating and loving every minute of it. Then there are nights like tonight where I feel like I'm just eating it. Spending lots of time eating.

I thought on board it would be easy to limit. Then I forgot that buffets (and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) are my weaknesses. I thought in port I would walk enough to offset everything that I eat. I guess I didn't really realize just how much there is to try, and how little walking we really do soemtimes.

I don't know what to do. Sure, there's a gym on board, but somehow I find nearly no time to do it. Sure, I brought a pen/paper style calorie counter, but when you try two bites of everything, it's impossible to count your calories.

I know I've lost 35 pounds, and only gained 10 of it back, which is a good thing, and I don't think I could get above 160 again I could...I just dont think my mentality would let me. I need to stay under 160. It was too hard, too long of a journey to get above 160. But I'm on the border already.


And summer is coming!! Hawaii, Costa Rica! I need to look good for those ports, and to look good and be healthy for when summer really turns up, and I am living with my boyfriend. I should be having a grand old time. And I want him to see me and know exactly what he was missing.

I just dont know where my motivation went. My ability to moderate. It's all gone down the drain, somehow, somewhere. I think that was in Puerto Rico, actually, that it all went downhill. After months...about 6 months! I think it was...of doing so well, working so hard, I lose traction in 2 weeks of not having sparkpeople.

Internet on board costs $12 per 30 minutes. I think, in reality, it might be worth it to just buy the extra minutes and not gain the weight. To track everything and know what I'm doing. Is it worth the approximately $4 it might cost a day? I guess I have to weigh my options. No pun intended?

What do you all think? I hope you all are doing fantastically. I miss you all, and can't wait to be back here regularly!!

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    3410 days ago
    Maybe track every other day? Or track for a few weeks and see if that keeps you on track? I can't imagine being on a boat for so long and having to stay healthy, you deserve props for not gaining it all back plus more! Keep up the amazing work!!!!!
    4832 days ago
    So you've lost 25 pounds over all - that's still very good isn't it! How about making the gym a priority over the buffet. I.e. Make certain buffet dishes a reward for each time you make it to the gym. No gym - no dish! That might help you to focus. Also, instead of logging on to the internet how about noting down your food/exercise as a diary on paper. You can still keep an eye on it and you'll feel more accountable if you're noting it all down. One more idea - can you get hold of a tape measure? More portable than scales and cheaper than the internet. I'm glad that you're having a good time though. Have a great time on Hawaii!
    4842 days ago
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