Weight Loss: Help, I’m stuck in a rut

I’m officially stuck in a rut.

My weight hasn’t changed much for the past month.  I’m really trying to change up my routine – eating less, eating healthier, cutting out alcoholic drinks…  But still, no change.

I’ve also started running on a treadmill.  I hate running on a treadmill because I get bored really easily.  For a long time, I couldn’t run because it was super boring to me.  But the weather over here is cooling off really fast, and it will too cold to run outside by the end of this month.  Hence, I’ve started running on a treadmill.

Running on a treadmill does have its benefits.  I run at the same pace, which keeps me from slacking off.  I know I’m running more intensively than when I ran outside.  I’ve noticed that even if I wake up in the morning with a huge headache, running eases the pain (although honestly, it’s tough to get out of bed with a raging headache). 

So yeah.  I’m not sure what to do.  Any advice?

This week’s weigh in: 68.0 kg (-0.2kg)

xoxo, K

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Weight Loss: Meals

I’m really stuck in a rut when it comes to weight loss.

I’ve been trying really hard – eating more fruits and veggies, eating less junk food, running more…  and yet I can’t seem to really lose weight.

I’ve been focusing on better eating habits lately. I eat breakfast at 6, leave for work at 6:30, have lunch at 12, and usually leave work between 6:30 and 7 PM. There is no way that I can continue to work at 100% productivity if I haven’t eaten for 12 hours.

To avoid eating some kind of junk food, I’m going to try bringing in some food to work to snack on.  It has to be something that I have to spend time eating, such as fruit.  I’m going to try bringing in some fruit which I will have to peel, so that I can enjoy eating it.

Wish me luck!

This week’s weigh in: 68.2kg

xoxo, K

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Weight Loss – Eating Journal

I’ve FINALLY come to the realization that I need to start writing down what I eat.

Wish me luck!!

I am just sooooooooooo stressed recently from work.  I don’t know what it is!!!   I hope I can get over it soon!

This week’s weigh in: 68.8 kg (-1.2 kg)

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Weight Loss: An all time high

I just weighed myself and got the shock of a lifetime.
I weigh 70kg.   That is 5 kg more than I weighed when I lived in Japan.

No wonder my parents were talking to me about diabetes when I went to visit them last week.

I know I walk less then I did back then.
I know I drink more alcohol (mostly due to work dinners) then I did in Japan.
I know I eat out more than I did in Japan.
I know I eat less vegetables, and more oil then I did when I was in Japan.

I am in total shock.

And I am determined NEVER to weigh this much, ever again.

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Weight Loss: Starting Over

I’ve decided to start my weight loss journey over again.

You may have noticed that I stopped posting about weight loss.  My last post was nearly a month ago.  I had a bad sprain, and that stopped my momentum for weight loss posting.

I still want to lose weight, and that’s why I’m trying to get back in the habit. 

I know my problem is that I eat too much.  If I try to control something, I binge later.  My new strategy is to eat small amounts of high quality food.

I’m at my worst when I eat out with someone.  In Japan and China, we typically serve ourselves from big plates.  This leads to overeating for me. I’m going to be eating out today.  Let’s see if I can keep myself from overeating!

On the positive side, I’ve been continuing the Couch to 5k, even though it’s super hot outside.  I’ve just completed Week 7 and am contemplating buying the Ease into 10k app.  Amazingly, running is working for me!

I’m really, really struggling with my weight, and I really appreciate any help that you can provide for me.  Thanks again for all of the support you’ve given me!

Starting weight: 68.8kg

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