damn this shipyard.
I had finished the first naval mission for the legendary questline. I know that I need a submarine for the 2nd quest and I had one (Neltharion’s Madness) but it was only of rare quality. I needed to upgrade it to epic so that it could have 2 bits of equipment. Sent out on a mission which had a high, though not 100%, chance to success and the mission fails and of course which whip gets destroyed out of the pair, yes the submarine.
Now I have to start all over with a new submarine, unfortunately it didn’t get an instant rare upgrade when made either.
Yay! Down to 164.4lb, so it’s not quite a whole 1lb drop but close! I’m happy with that given that I had a slice of cheesecake last night (still within my calorie limit for the day).
6.2 hit us here in Europe last week and I’ve made quite an effort to keep fairly up to date with it. Unfortunately having a 7 month old baby means my alts are far more neglected than usual, but I’m happy to just focus on my main for the moment.
Eresin is a level 100 Blood Elf Hunter and is Guild Master to the Thunder Bluff Steakhouse guild on Twisting Nether EU (also home to Method).
I sent out ships on the first naval mission required for the legendary quest chain yesterday so it won’t be back until tomorrow. If you’re looking for a good guide on the new Shipyard introduced in patch 6.2, then head over to Icy-Veins for the complete guide.
The dailies in Tanaan Jungle have been good and the Garrison Campaign quests keep things fresh. i’m really enjoying the style of Tanaan Jungle and I think the success of the Timeless Isle really shows here.
I do like to raid but again due to family commitments the most I do if LFR but I’m happy with that. I don’t find LFR as bad as everyone makes it out to be, in fact I love the feature because I feel like it’s aimed at people exactly like me who can’t commit to a specific schedule each and every week.
The Timewalker Dungeons were fun to do. Of course during BC I was sick to the back teeth of the dungeons in Zangermarsh after the grinding of coilfang armaments for my hippogryph, but now they are fun again. I think next month it will be Wrath of the Lich King dungeons and I’m really hoping they include the 3 that were added later into that expansion. I can’t remember off the top of my head but the one here Arthas is chasing you up the hill, omg, such an awesome fight. I remember feeling genuinely nervous with how close he got on some occasions.
Tomorrow morning is my 2nd weigh-in. I have weighed myself every day this week but not officially recorded any of the numbers, I’ve mostly stayed the same, though this morning I was down 1lb, so we shall see if that carries over to tomorrow.
I wasn’t expecting a big loss like last week I know, but still i’d be disappointed if I didn’t lose anything at all. I think 1lb per week, while slow, is decent progress, and probably more manageable.
On Wednesday I did really struggle though, I had strong urges to just binge eat everything in site. I did cave in and have some chocolate though it wasn’t much at all and I’m glad that I didn’t go all out. I tried to think about why I was feeling that way. I have strong suspicions that I am an emotional eater and that I do eat lots of yummy (bad) food to feel better. I couldn’t figure out on Wednesday why i wanted to binge, I felt great all day, in generally a good and positive mood. So yeh that has me puzzled slightly, but trying not to over think it. The binge temptation has passed and I did not indulge.
I am really happy with how last week went. I did struggle with lunches but that’s ok. I have a backup plan of cereal if lunches don’t pan out.
I had my chocolate treat on Friday night, a mars bar, and I have to say I really didn’t enjoy it as much I thought I would. It certainly wasn’t worth the 230 calories.
I did relax a little more over the weekend but made sure to keep my portion sizes down and I’m happy to report that my weight this morning was even a little down from Friday morning, so fingers cross everything looks like it’s working well.
Today’s weigh in was a success!!
I’m down from 168.8 to 165.2
Chris is down 192 to 186.6
I understand that usually you do lose a bit more in your first few weeks. What is it they called it, “water weight” or something. Either way I hit the 165lbs mark which means I get my first reward! Here is what I bought myself.
I’m super chuffed as this has given me a wee confidence boost that maybe I really can do this.
For a whole day! Some people can probably go a whole day without chocolate and never give it a second thought, but for me that was a big accomplishment. Also no fizzy drinks or sweets!
My lunch didn’t quite work out yesterday so by the time I was home for my dinner I was so hungry and had really bad tummy pains, along with a migraine. Dinner was small and quick and I was straight to bed before 7.30pm. Waste of a night but at least my migraine is gone.
Today I decided to measure out a portion of pasta for tonight’s dinner. I was shocked at how small one portion should be. I then measured out a portion for Chris and added it to the pot for tonight. Those 2 portions together are less than what I would eat myself. I can’t help but think of how hungry I will still be after such a small dinner but then I might be surprised at just how filling a smaller portion really is.
I didn’t realise how bad my portion sizes were. I’ve brought the same for lunch again today but will do it differently. If it all goes rubbish again then I have some cereal with me, which I again weighed out one portion of. Once again I was shocked at how small one portion of cereal was. I daresay that even if I ate the same way as I did before but reduce portion sizes I would lose a fair bit of weight, but still going to stick with eating better too, get the good habits in early.