Monday, July 18, 2016

The Jeans Fit! #20to25Challenge

While I was in Dubai I picked up a pair of slightly distressed jeans (aka with rips on the knee) in a size smaller than I was at the time. They fit, but they were tight. The highlight of my week was trying them on again and having them fit like a glove. I don't know if it's all in my head, but I feel lighter. My stupid scale broke so I'm not sure how accurate it is anymore. Either way, whatever the number is, I feel better and that's my greater objective with this challenge anyway so I'm happy. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Meeting the Nutritionist! #20to25Challenge

Loco Beach-Batroun

Way back when I was in high school, I visited a nutritionist and lost a lot of weight, but I dreaded going to see him every week. I never felt comfortable with him and as soon as I was close to my goal, I stopped visiting him. This "bad" experience is one of the reasons I kept putting off a visit to a nutritionist. For the longest time, I felt like I wouldn't be able to find someone that I could be comfortable with and who would tell me things I didn't know already. I kept convincing myself that I could do it without professional help, but as evidence shows, that was not the case. 

As I mentioned in my post last week, I planned to see a nutritionist to help me sort things out. I wanted someone who would give me something that I could work with as I had (and have) no interest in eating only steamed vegetables all day everyday (a crazy diet recommended by a nutritionist to a friend of mine) or buying only organic gluten/dairy/fat/sugar/GMO/taste free ingredients to make weird hipster dishes. Which is why Mira Tueny from The Healthquarters was the perfect fit for me. She graciously gave me a complimentary consultation session where I was weighed and measured from head to toe and given a file with my meal plan along with stack of useful information (enemy/friend foods, alcohol calorie count, portion size of foods etc). 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Say No to Knefe #20to25Challenge

It's been a week since my major announcement, and I'd like to report that I've been good. First of all, the support has been amazing and very encouraging. It really feels amazing to have people be positive and to even share their own struggles. Motivation is important and I feel like I'm going to read those comments during the dark times to keep me going. 

On to the report: the day after I published the post, a HUGE pan of knefe was delivered to the office for someone's birthday because cakes are too mainstream. I naturally wanted a piece, who doesn't say no to free knefe, but I resisted. I SAID NO! NOT TODAY KNEFE, NOT TODAY! 

Coworkers: Aline, bas sha2fe (just a piece)
Me: No thanks. 
Coworkers: Ah, ma bet7ebe (you don't like it?)
Me: *lightbulb* yup, that's it. I don't like it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

20Kgs Until My 25th Birthday #20to25Challenge!

2010 Armenia, those jeans obviously don't fit anymore :P

You know when you get that "how did this happen" feeling? That's how I feel right now. 
What am I talking about? My weight. 

The most sensitive subject which I try to avoid talking about at all times, especially so openly on a public space like the internet. It's scary. But you know what? Fuck it, let's do this. 
I've toyed with the idea of doing this for the longest time, and I've always chickened out. I guess I didn't want to venture out of my comfort zone and expose my "vulnerable" side. I also didn't want to deviate away from the topics I usually write about on this thing, but since I've pretty much documented my weight gain on this thing (just go back to the archives), it would be nice to also document my weight loss. 

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