Well...so much for my thought that losing weight in Vietnam would be easier than at home with no KFC or bakers delight! I thought to myself, well all they eat is rice and steamed vegies and all the women are skinny! SO WRONG, so so worng. I actually have no idea how the women here stay so skinny - EVERYTHING is fried - fried spring rolls, dim sims etc. They even spread pork fat on their lettuce leaves! So much for a healthy diet of rice and salad! So i am having to be extra careful when i go out. The good thing about dieting in Vietnam is that there is so many wonderful and cheap fruits - the morning market proves itself to be full of pineapples, lychees and mangos. yummy!
So I as I promised myself, i Have been to the gym everyday this week. Everyday! I am awesome! I have alternated between power walking one day, swimming the next. I made myself a goal to swim 20 laps of the 50m pool (1km) and on Thusday, i did it. I was almost dead by the end of it and i dont care if I was the slowest person there i still did it. The vietnam pools are crap! they have 5 lanes for men and one lane for women. Because all the women are literally size 6's or less, people STARE at my size 16 frame. little kids point and men laugh...its horrible! But to get through it i just have to tell myself 'if i was at home no one would even bat an eye, and im never going to see these people again, ill prove them wrong' so i try and turn it into a motivator...but sometimes it still gets me down!
Ive also been working my arse off all week with food and excersise but the scale hasnt moved yet grrrrr! i guess i will have to just keep at it. My aim for today: Try not to eat two hours before i go to bed (i am so bad at this!) well i will try my hardest. Will keep you posted!
We can do it! we will do it!