Saturday, June 23, 2012

Home at Last!

We are finally home from five months in Europe and it's finally time to take off the weight that's been gained over there.  It's only been three days and already my eating habits have changed.  I'm hardly eating between meals and am full much faster (thanks to more protein and much less carbs).

The jet lag is still bothering us and we have been up before 6AM every day (with 3AM on some days).  The only upside to that is that I was able to hit the gym by 8AM yesterday, allowing the higher metabolic rate to work for me the rest of the day.  I'm not a morning person by any means, but getting in the gym early rather than late is much better.

I went shopping yesterday to buy some new summer bermuda shorts because the size 8 pairs I bought in January don't fit.  I have a size 12 in storage, but was fortunate to get into a few size 10 pairs.  They're not perfect, but if I work hard, I feel that I'll be comfortable in them in a few weeks.  For the time being, I'm hanging out in knit shorts and dresses because they're comfortable and non-restrictive.

I still haven't been on a scale since early May when I was 166.6lb.  I plan to go to a meeting and weigh-in during the first week in July, so that gives me another week to work out and eat right.  Hopefully, I'll be able to shock my body into a big loss and see a number smaller than 166.6lb.  I have no illusions that I'll be under 160lbs, but the summer is still young.