Consolidation Phase Day 128 of 500!
Weekly Weight: 146-149
Goal Weight: 155
So Consolidation DOES work 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been 128 days since I met my goal weight! This summer has flown by! I am very consistent with my weight, still weighing every morning and still VERY happy with the results!
This past week has been busy! I am moving back to the States on Thursday after living abroad for 4 years. I have been packed for over a month 🙂 I know, a bit OCD, but what to say. I’ve got 2 large suitcases and a large box as checked luggage (things I didn’t want to risk never seeing again if my shipped boxes disappear into the stratosphere or something.) It’ll be worth paying extra for the peace of mind.
Exercise this past week included running 4-5K 3 times. Walking 4-5K the other 4 nights. I also did 30-45 minutes of yoga 4 times the past week. I hiked the mountain 1 time this past week and hope to do it Tuesday morning as one last hurrah 🙂
The weather in Hangzhou has been PERFECT this past 4 days. Sunny and a cool breeze. I’ve had the flat windows opened and the whole place is fresh. The summer heat was oppressive! So it’s a nice break.
Let’s see… what did I eat this week. Lots of tea eggs, as per usual. Lunches consisted of leftover roasts (both pork and beef), salad, cheddar cheese and almonds. Dinners were steak stir fry, pork roast, beef roast, shrimp stir fry and my new favorite way to cook veggies; veggies (broccoli, asparagus, carrots and garlic stems) steamed in coconut milk… OH MY you have no idea how good THAT is… a must try! I also had a dinner out with friends at a local sushi restaurant and a hot pot dinner… guests for dinner almost nightly, trying to cook up all the food in the freezer AND say good bye to friends, new and not so new.
And I did my last water birth lecture in front of a hundred people or so in a nearby town. I hope my message got across to some folks and they have gentler births!
So, that’s my wrap up! How did your week go? Is it cooling down where you live?
Congratulations (again) on not just meeting your goal but living the goal — that’s where the rubber meets the road, doesn’t it? 🙂 I can feel the joy and pride in this post and all I have to say is this: ” Yeah you!”
Thanks, MJ! It’s exciting to be stabilized at this weight. I think my enthusiasm may be a little surprised, as well 🙂
Great story line. As usual the pictures take me away. Looking forward to our own little adventure next week. As for the weather,mornings somewhat cool . But by noon still warm. No breeze.
Mom, I’m totally looking forward to our road trip 🙂
Should have mentioned the pork roast looks yummy. I love pork roast.
Congratulations! Looking forward to having you back in the states. I guess I never knew you in the states. . . but I’m guessing that it will mean training reports for the TRIATHLON!!!!
Thanks, Sandra 🙂 Yep, training reports and maybe a phone call or two along the way! I can’t believe I’m moving home in 3 days 🙂
Cool!! 47 yesterday when I set out on my run!! Loving the fall, trees are starting to change!
47!!! Brrrr 🙂 I bet that is lively compared to summer! It was a little warmer tonight… I did 9.4 km tonight and broke a sweat, lol 🙂
warm days cool nights…equinox approaches. Sandi what wonderful goals you’ve reached and all the amazing teaching you have done!! What a journey 🙂
Its been quite the journey, Anna. Woke just now to another brilliantly clear sky, so rare here! Off to work I go… 2 more days 🙂
It is cooling down here! I hope your trip back goes well!!
Thanks, Susan. 26 hours from the time I leave my flat in Hangzhou until I arrive at home in Jensen Beach… I wonder how many awesome people I meet on this trip!
We have to agree…after being weight consistent during Consolidation, then straying from Consolidation for a bit and gaining weight, then moving back to Consolidation, it really does help maintain your weight.
Hot Pot…yum! We love Hot Pots, such a great way to eat low fat!
I’m going to miss the Hot Pot restaurants!!! Had Hunan last night… Mmmm!
you have shown such a positive light on china and your travels — i think most people have the wrong misconceptions on what life is really like there. and i have said it before but i will say it again — you are amazing and SO inspirational! i cannot wait to read about your adventures @ home!
Living here has really been like living in most major cities around the world. All places have theirnups and downs, focusing on the ups makes it more rewarding to live abroad 🙂