Monday, November 7, 2011
Fired up for Fall - Week 8
Week 8 already?! Where has the time gone? I feel like I've definitely hit a brick wall in terms of weight loss. I'm hardly moving and I'm totally bloated from the surgery. Although I don't feel like I've eaten much over the past few days, I also haven't lost any weight. I don't seem to have struck a balance just yet. I spent most of this past week on the couch - thankfully not eating my way to oblivion - but really just vegging and watching Grey's Anatomy. It sounds fun, but when you're not comfortable in any position, vegging in front of the TV sucks.
Part I: Positive Picture
Something I definitely need to keep in mind ...
Part II: WEEK 8 QUESTIONS
What have you done this week to achieve your goals?
Not much -- I'm trying to watch what I'm eating and focus on regaining strength. Lately it seems like all my energy is focused on just getting through the day without dwelling on the challenges that lie ahead ... I can't face those challenges if I don't get through this stage, right? So this week it's just about taking time for me. Maybe next week I'll be able to move forward a bit more.
What have you done this week to feel fabulous?
Ummm ... nothing really done on this front as I haven't left the house in five days! However, the bouquets of flowers from friends do add a bit of fabulosity to the apartment ;)
How important is a social life to you? Are you a loner or a butterfly or somewhere in between?
Having a social life is really important to me. I love hanging out with my friends and making new friends. I think I'm more of a social butterfly though I do have times when I like to be completely alone ... There was a point in time when I felt like I couldn't breathe unless I was with other people - always had to be surrounded by others and doing something ... but now I'm happy to say that I don't have a problem being on my own. Social pressures can add up, but now I'm much more confident and I don't need to be surrounded by people to validate me.
How do you balance life outside your home with healthy living?
One of the most important things has been to have a supportive network around you - and that includes friends who understand that I'm watching what I'm eat - even if they do not always follow a diet. I've been quite lucky that the people I mainly hang out with are health conscious or at least very understanding when I say that I don't want to eat something or go to a particular restaurant because it doesn't have healthy options. It's not always easy, but it does get easier, and it's definitely not impossible. It just takes discipline on your part and understanding on the part of friends.
What do you like to do for fun?
I think I'm pretty adventurous. In Kuwait I definitely find that my options are a bit limited, but I love hanging out with friends, movies, and shopping (of course!!).
In general I love to travel and when I'm abroad I'll take the opportunity to try things that I can't (always easily) do in Kuwait - like skiing, ATV'ing, etc.
Above all, I won't give up any opportunity to put on my dancing shoes :)