Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 13 ... itchy aftermath

Since I didn't sleep much last night due to all the itchiness, I didn't do the hike or anything today. I got up for breakfast (granola cereal with almond milk) and then promptly went back to bed afterwards. Well, not quite. I decided, sort of impulsively, to go get weighed after breakfast. I had told myself that although I wouldn't weigh in each week, I *might* decide to around the 2 week mark. So, the results? Just over 11 lbs down. Not sure how I feel about that. It's on track for what my overall goals for this trip were... but, as usual, I was being a little greedy and was hoping for more. I have a lbs goal & an inches lost goal. You don't get your inches measured until you are leaving. (3 measurements - chest, waist, hips).

After that I napped. After lunch, I pretty much just relaxed in my room, watched TV a bit and napped some more. I'm really tired this weekend. I'd like to start off next week strong, so I'm going to rest now while I can.

Tonight's graduation was another emotional one. Two friends in our group are leaving after today, and it's sad to see them leave! 

I'm not sure what the next two weeks have in store for me, but I'm ready to face the challenge (after another full day's rest that is!). Bad planning on my part for tomorrow. I need to get new shoes, and based on someone's recommendation, I want to check out this store nearby. However, I would have been better off renting a car for the day, but it's too late now to book it. Sooooo, looks like I'll have to get a cab. I wanted to also hit a pharmacy and get more benadryl, but I might not be able to do that part, we'll see.

Anyway.... looks like tomorrow will be my first off-campus day, and I'm a bit nervous about it. Life inside the "bubble" is safe, and, well... secure and gives you confidence. I'm not so sure about me fitting in "life" outside the bubble. Not yet anyway. Which is why I know it's the right decision that I stay here longer. I still have 2 weeks, and much to learn.

I can hardly believe 2 weeks is done already... this week, even with all its problems, really flew by.


  1. ohhh you silly woman - don't be greedy - 11 pounds is AWESOME!!!!! remember it's NOT about the numbers (... even though I know it's sort of about them), but regardless, don't let a *number* have any power over you :)

    Good luck being outside of the bubble... you can do it!!

  2. I think that # is great! 5.5 # per WEEK! Wooohoo!