Day 341 in my triumphs on the way to Mickey at the Magic Kingdom
Today’s plan was to take stock of things. Now that I am beyond my cancer surgery by two and a half months, now that our Walt Disney World vacation is only two months and twenty-eight days away, now that I am only five and a half months from retirement, it’s gut-check time. How am I doing? Am I on track? Am I off the rails?
So, with no small amount of fear and trepidation, I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in a long time. I have been eating very healthy meals (many more vegetables in my life) and avoiding sugar and extra salt. But I have not been as mobile as I want to be. I hope to change that as my breathing gets regulated, and I have a bit more energy.
The scale was my friend today. I am down 49.4 pounds from my beginning last August. Come on 50!
I know I have lost approximately 1000 pounds in my lifetime. I don’t recommend it…yoyo dieting. It really messes with your metabolism. When I was younger, I would pick a diet, stick with it and drop 50 pounds, then be sick of it and give up. Then when I hit my middle-40’s, I would pick a diet, stick with it and drop 30 pounds, (in the same amount of time that I used to drop 50 pounds) then be sick of it and give up. So this 50 pounds has a lot of meaning for me. I’m nowhere near my goal, but I’ve given up on dieting, and here I am eleven months later still eating healthier than ever before.
Thank you, dear readers, for your support and encouragement. It means so much to me. Meet you at the Kingdom!