Between now and the time I leave for London, is a little over 7 months. Traveling and moving to a new place are two very stressful events. They tend to give you an excuse to eat unhealthy food, because it’s all you have access to. Since I’ve traveled, and moved to a new place before and have seen the horror that ensues weight-wise, I know I’m in for a big scare whenever I land down in London town. From nasty plane food, to airport meals, to the first few days staying in a hotel or hostel, and then the frenzy of orientations, I know I will probably have a month where it will be difficult for me to eat healthy. Which is why I have a major goal I would like to achieve before I leave.
I want to lose the final 50lbs of the 100lbs I have been trying to lose for the past year and a half. In May of 2012, I started my weight loss journey, and with some ups and downs, I only ever lost about half of my intended goal. It’s now almost the end of January, and I’ve been dieting since the 1st and I am already down about 10-15lbs. I am now officially at the half-way mark again, and I would like these next 7 months to be the time when I finally complete my weight loss goals. Seven months is plenty of time to get the rest of this fat off of me, and have me be an adequate, healthy weight when I arrive for grad school. I have a major goal to be working towards this time as well. I have the date of September 5th to push me into making good food choices.
I am very motivated this time around, and am sick of messing things up. There’s a million reasons to lose weight, but just the very thought that I will most likely gain a bit of it back when I arrive in the UK, is enough of a reason to get the weight off now, so I can be prepared for that when I get there. The plethora of attractive British men doesn’t hurt either. Weight loss will also lead to more opportunities while I’m there. I won’t have to huff and puff when trekking around the continent, and that will add to my experience.