I love it how I have these friends who are extremely excited to come with me to dance, yoga and gymnastics classes. (Add a sarcastic tone of your own liking)
In the beginning of the week they list all the classes they will be definitely attending with me.
When the time comes to go they get sick, get tired or, I don’t know, plain forget. “Oh I’m sorry. But tomorrow I’ll come with you in two classes!” Do they? Nope.
In the end I’m quite used to going in the classes alone. I can get just as much exercise out of it no matter if I’m alone or with someone. It’s just such a shame that nice things like dancing and yoga which I’d love to share with my friends don’t seem to interest them in the practical level. In theory it’s all oh-so-awesome.
We made a deal with one of my friends that for the spring semester we’d be more active than we were during autumn. I’m progressing, don’t know about her.
I am back - weighing the same I did when I was active last time but more willing to pick up where I left off and own this *. I started at my new school in the end of August and it’s been all crazy and hectic ever since. It’s all so much work and so stressful. At the beginning I just didn’t have the energy for anything. Not for exercising and not for eating. So I didn’t lose any more weight but also didn’t gain that much (got around a pound on and off but that’s how it goes anyway).
Now I have finally come back to my senses. I don’t do much besides study nowadays and since my days are filled with lectures and working on the projects the days just fly by. And I just realized that this is the best opportunity I’m going to get. I live by myself - I can control what I’ve got in my fridge and cupboard. Also the days are passing so fast that the impatient feeling of “I want to lose all the weight right now” can’t even come to me before I’ve lost the weight.
So now I’ve been sporting myself for another round - or just for finally crossing the finishing line. I’m back and this time I’m not gonna stop before I’m done.
I really hope you guys are still with me! I need you! :)
Also continuing with the weight loss challenge from where I left off
Day 19 - When was the last time you ate fast food?
On the 4th of October. It was a crazy student party night and somehow the fast food usually comes with those. That was the last time I was actually out and partying properly as well. Funny how it’s already over a month ago since there seems to be these big parties every other day.
Day 17 - Do you have an eating disorder?
No, not at the moment. I was bulimic years ago but got over it. Now I’ve been trying to use my common sense even if my ED-potential mind is trying to take me to the dark side. :P
Day 18 - What food is your weakness?
Probably just ordinary food, like bread. I love bread with just cheese on top and yeah, it’s fine when you have just one. But it’s sometimes really hard not to get carried away. :D And if I wouldn’t be on a diet I’d be eating loads of pastries. Those are heaven.
Day 14 - What’s your UGW? When do you expect to reach it?
My UGW is 110lbs (~50kg). I expect to reach it maybe during the next couple of months. Right now I’m focusing more in building up some muscles than losing weight. I’ll start with the fat burning next week so then we’ll be seeing more results on the scale.
Day 15 - Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?
I have been vegetarian for about 7-8 years. I also used to be vegan for a phase of two years but started eating eggs and dairy last spring. I don’t think being vegetarian has affected my weight but I noticed that taking dairy back to my diet did make me gain a bit weight. That was one of the reasons I got fed up with my weight gain and started this new lifestyle. I had to learn to eat moderately and well even when I was allowed to eat more stuff like pastries and cheese.
Day 16 - When did you first decide to lose weight?
Well weight loss is a topic that’s always been on my mind and probably always will be. But this time it was after my entrance examination when I decided that now I’m gonna do it for real. And then after I got accepted to the school I really wanted to get to I got really motivated that now was the right time to do this.
It’s actually pretty funny that I have to bundle these questions up cause I haven’t had time to write every day due to all the working out I do whenever I have time and don’t have to be at work. But I guess it’s better to actually be training rather than just here online talking about it? I’ll try to do a few other posts about my progress and what’s going on besides these 30 Day Challenge posts when I get some time. I’d love to tell you some more about my diet and my all time favorite sport! So look forward to that!
Day 12 - What do you normally eat?
I’m a vegetarian so mostly vegetables, fruits and soya products. I love tofu and eat it in every way possible. After starting to work out properly I have increased the amount of dairy in my diet so nowadays I eat quite a lot cottage cheese and curd cheese. Besides tasting good they contain loads of protein so they’re perfect for my diet.
Day 13 - Are you losing weight in healthy or unhealthy way?
I started in an unhealthy way but after really getting into the whole fitness scene it turned to more of a healthy diet. Now I consider my lifestyle super healthy :) And I feel really good.
Day 11 - Your favorite thinspo blog and why!
I’m sorry but I don’t exactly have a favorite one. I haven’t gotten too much into any blog probably because of the lack of time I have to really focus on the blogging world of tumblr.
Maybe you guys could show me some awesome blogs worth going through on regular basis?
Day 10 - What was the hardest thing you gave up during this “weight loss”?
Actually having been on this diet for so long already I can’t remember what the hardest thing was when I first started. But nowadays I sometimes feel a bit yearning when I watch my brother eating whatever he likes, whenever he likes and as much as he feels like. So being able to just take something and eat it without a second thought is a luxury I can’t imagine myself having anymore - maybe ever. And on the other hand this feeling makes me so proud of myself - I’ve actually managed to change the way I think for the better, to turn planning and evaluating my nutrition into a habit.
Day 9 - Did people ever make comments about your weight in a negative way?
Yes, well my brother’s a pro in this area. Though I guess it’s his job as a sibling, right? One that really stung was when I really had gained too much weight for my own liking and was feeling down about it. We had his girlfriend-of-the-day over and were having some coffee with them, my mum and grandparents.
I know he meant it as a joke, as he always does, but saying "So when are you due, you’ve gained a bit weight, haven’t you?" in front of everyone for a troubled girl isn’t the smartest thing.
Besides my brother my on-off-unofficial-boyfriend likes to joke about my size every now and then aswell. Well he jokes about everything. I don’t remember him saying a nice word to me except for the “nice ass” when we first met.
So mainly it’s been all jokes but it still feels awful especially when I don’t feel comfortable about my weight myself.
Day 7 - Do your parents know you’re trying to lose weight? Do they care?
My mum knows and she’s been really supportive but also tries to keep me from getting too extreme. She often works out with me and is in pretty good shape herself.