I’m sorry bro
So I realize I’ve been MIA lately. Once I returned from Paris I basically had to kick my ass in gear for my exhibition that opened at the end of April. In between then and now the show opened, my parents visited and I traveled to Madrid and Rome. This all sound glamourous and decent excuses to why I haven’t been blogging but the truth is I didn’t blog because I felt like a hypocrite. During my travels and visits with family I ate, I ate HARD. Although I’m really happy I’ve now sampled the traditional local cuisine I feel like now I’ve fallen into a hole of bad eating and I don’t know how to climb out. My clothes are feeling tighter and I took my measurements and I seemed to have gained a little bit everywhere.
I’ve also come to learn something about my eating habits. People always say to take account of how you feel when you over eat. Are you angry? sad or stressed? I’ve found that most of the time I’m happy. I grew up where food was used as a form of celebration. So when I’m feeling happy and carefree I stop caring about what I put in my mouth, which is wrong. It’s funny, when you think of emotional eating you never thing about the good emotions. With my traveling, meeting new people and spending quality time with my parents I’ve had a lot to celebrate and thus my tight pants.
Well the weather is good now and I’m determined to reach my goals. I have a little traveling left to do still but thankfully they are not in the pasta & cheese-centric countries and the people I’ll be with are excellent roles models of health and moderation. Until then I’m going to reset my habits by calorie counting for two weeks so I can relearn my portion sizes and how much a handful of crackers here and there adds up.
But to start off I’m giving out my measurements, first the ones I took last month (which weren’t my lowest but whatever ) and the ones I took this morning.
Lower Abs: 36.15”
April 29th, 2012 Total Loss Since January 7th, 2012
N: 13.25” (no change) -0.18
B: 37.75” (+.25) -2.75
A: 11” (-.5) -0.5
W: 30” (+1) -0.25
LA: 37.75” (+1.6) -0.75
H: 42.5” (+1.0) -1
T: 23.25” (+.5) -1.75
C: 15” (no change) -0.75
Also a recent photo of me taken in Rome at these measurements
Not the drastic change that I was hoping for upon entering May, but that will change.