Another Bucket List Item Bites the Dust
Just a quickie! I’m so excited I just had to share. When I stepped on the scale this morning, I finally hit a milestone. I’m down 24.5 pounds!
Which means I can cross off #2 on the 9 Month Personal Bucket List ~ Lose 2 dress sizes. (12 pounds is about the difference between one size and the next.)
If I get a minute, I’ll be back later today to share how I’m doing it.
Ok, I’m back. Just finished 15 minutes on the treadmill. So that’s one thing that’s changed for me. I’m making a conscious effort to be more active. Writing is such a sedentary occupation, I have to force myself out of the writing chair and into exercise.
But that’s not enough. I had to change my diet too. For health reasons, I’ve had to give up sugar, salt, yeast and anything produced by fermentation (no cheese or wine) and I’m limiting, but not completely doing away with carbs. I’ve been rediscovering fruits and vegetables. Yams are my new favorite treat. They’re warm and creamy and slightly sweet. They even make a great breakfast. With the elimination of added sugar, my taste buds have woken up. I can detect natural sugar in a stalk of celery now. A slice of pineapple is enough to send me into a quasi-orgasmic state.
That said, I try to keep my intake close to 1200 calories a day. To help me keep track of that, I’ve discovered a very useful site: MyEveryDayHealth. There’s a calorie counter and food log as well as a weight tracker to monitor progress. I can even log exercise time, water intake and other notes about how I’m doing.
Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking it’s time for me to go shopping, but alas, no. My closet is filled with clothes reflecting the various stages of me, so I’m rediscovering ensembles I’ve not been able to wear in a couple years. In another two dress sizes, it’ll be time to hit the mall. Who knows? In that fitter, trimmer future, I might not be the Anti-Shopper any more.
I can dream.
How about you? Have you ever made a bucket list and found it helped?